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Hole In The Rock

Hole In The Rock

  • Author: Scott
  • Date Posted: May 3, 2019
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  • Address: Hole in the Rock road, UT

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!

Plaque at Hole in the Rock

Hole in the Rock at the end of the 55 mile drive. Road to the right. This is what they saw in 1880.

This is what we saw today, lake Powell in the distance. They blasted through the rock walls to get the wagons over edge. Pretty crazy.

Lake Powell from above Hole in the Rock.


Hot chick hiking!


4 Wheel drive road….55 miles of it!

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  1. Stupendous! Those settlers were made of the “right stuff”! And so are YOU!

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