Wednesday, May 07, 2014

End of Hole-in-the-Rock road Escalante Utah

Navajo Mountain
The Hole-in-the-Rock road is the main vein to many outstanding hikes and wild rock-formations trails in Escalante, Utah.  This dirt packed road is in great condition, albeit with long stretches of wash-board surface conditions. We even saw a Mini-Van vehicle had made it all the way to the end of the road, where you can see Lake Powell.

Lake Powell is about a 20 minute hike from the parking area to where you can swim in fresh water. It isn't an easy hike, especially on the way back, with some exposure on ledges.
The Mormon pioneers hauled up their cattle, wagons, and all their possessions up through this crack before settling into Potato Valley. Give yourself at least 3 hours driving time to view Lake Powell through Hole-in-the-Rock.

The Hole-in-the-Rock