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Historic—but treacherous—Mormon road into Grand Staircase–Escalante NMon set for partial rebuild

Utah’s Hole in the Rock road is sometimes referred to as “57 miles of hell” — good for trashing vehicles, less useful for accessing Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s slot canyons and historic sites along the route named for the 1879-80 pioneer expedition.

Yet it is the monument’s most traveled road and the busiest non-state highway in Garfield County, seeing up to 200 vehicles a day, according to county engineer Brian Bremner. And many visitors aren’t pleased with the famous road’s sorry, channel-like condition that turns the drive from Escalante to Glen Canyon into a three-hour ordeal, on a good day.



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