This is a 54 mile dirt and gravel road that reaches Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Southern Utah. It should be named “Hole In The Head Road” because you must have one to finish this. It begins near the town of Escalante and The Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument. The end of the road is Hole In The Rock, where Mormon settlers used a small gap in the sandstone to reach the Colorado River and beyond in order to settle into Southeastern Utah (More On The Hole in a later post).
The difficult to travel Hole In The Rock Road at The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
Eroded sandstone is the predominate feature along The Hole In The Rock Road in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
A full moon rises over the landscape at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
Didn’t want to go up there!
No Uber or self driving cars needed here.
Looks like they missed the elusive steer!
Navajo Mountain stands out in the desert landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
A cactus flowers in early spring at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
Desert Sand Verbena
Primitive camping allowed. No picnic tables and thankfully no large RV’s with noisy generators.
The only sound I heard here was the crackling of the fire and coyotes howling in the near distance.