Utah Map

Request Free Visitor Guides

Hole in the Rock

Contact Info
Page, Arizona 86040

Local:
928-608-6200
Basics
Location:
Through Grand Staircase National Monument from Hwy 12 to Lake Powell
Setting:
Desert
Surface:
Maintained Dirt/Gravel
Suitable Vehicle:
Passenger Car / 4wd Vehicle
Length:
115 mile roundtrip
Time:
6 hours
Season:
Drivable year round

Description

The Hole-in-the-Rock Road runs through rugged areas of the the Grand Staircase before ending at Lake Powell. The "Hole-in-the-Rock" refers to the narrow opening in a cliff through which Mormon pioneers lowered their wagon train to cross the Colorado River in 1879 (which was later dammed to form Lake Powell). The road generally parallels the route these extremely hardy pioneers took. Along the route is Dance Hall Rock and interesting Devil's Garden with its odd rock formations. At the end are nice panoramas over Lake Powell.

It is a 115 mile roundtrip. It is graded dirt and gravel but becomes very rough as you get closer to the end. The portion up to Devil's Garden can be handled in a passenger vehicle. Towrads the end you'll want a hig clearance 4wd vehicle. Plan to spend about 6 hours driving it.

Details

Location:
Through Grand Staircase National Monument from Hwy 12 to Lake Powell
Setting:
Desert
Surface:
Maintained Dirt/Gravel
Suitable Vehicle:
Passenger Car / 4wd Vehicle
Length:
115 mile roundtrip
Time:
6 hours
Main Roads:
Hole in the Rock Rd
Season:
Drivable year round

Map + Directions

Customizable Directions


Copyright © 1997 - 2017 The Go Travel Sites. All Rights Reserved.

Email Page Link

Complete the form below to email this page to a friend or family member's email. You can send yourself an email as well. Your email and your recipient's email will NOT be shared with anyone. See our full Privacy Policy for details.
:
:
:
 
 
 
:
Copy Yourself on the Email Yes No
:
:

1

Select one or more Free Visitor Guides below

2

Complete the form to receive your guides by mail

Below are the Free Visitor Guides for Colorado River. More Visitor Guides are available in Utah. Click here to view them all!

Moab Moab Moab
Southeast UtahMoab has long been a favorite destination for locals and world travelers alike. Southeast Utah is a must for any Utah traveler's itinerary.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Capitol Reef Country Capitol Reef Country Capitol Reef Country
Central UtahThis area of southern Utah has a diversity of landscape like no other area in the state - red rock formations and canyons, pristine meadows, alpine forests, as well as lush green valleys. That landscape makes Capitol Reef Country perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, ATV tours, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, or just a quiet picnic!
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Utah - Life Elevated Utah - Life Elevated Utah - Life Elevated
StatewideWith five national parks and more than 40 state parks, Utah offers a wealth of outdoor activities for families & adventurers alike. Order your free Travel Guide today.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.

Specialty Guides

Dinosaur River Expeditions Dinosaur River Expeditions Dinosaur River Expeditions
Looking for an amazing whitewater rafting trip? At Dinosaur River Expeditions whitewater rafting is our passion. We take pride in having the most experienced and knowledgeable guides anywhere. We are the only locally owned and operated outfitter in Dinosaur NM. Whichever river trip you choose you'll receive the adventure of a lifetime!
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions
Our rafting journeys include the Colorado, Green, San Juan, Yampa and Salmon River.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.