Today we spent 6 1/2 hours driving…110 miles. We are camping on the end of Hole in the Rock Road. 55 miles SE of our spot is the Hole in the Rock. This is the spot in 1880 that Mormon settlers found a crossing through the Colorado river (there was no dam or Lake Powell). They took their wagons 55 miles SE from Escalante and came to edge of Glen Canyon. Not to be deterred, they dynamited the rock walls and lowered their wagons down to the river. No one died. Pretty awesome stuff. They crossed the Colorado and settled Bluff Utah. It was a pretty awesome site, and a really long drive, most of it 4 wheeling through rocky, twisty roads. The photos explain!
- Author: Scott
- Date Posted: May 3, 2019
- Category: Adventures
- Address: Hole in the Rock road, UT