Glendale Bench

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Glendale Bench runs from the little hamlet of Glendale on Highway 89 across BLM land and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to intersect with Skutumpah Road and Johnson Valley Road.  The easy road begins with a brief section of rough pavement as it climbs above the town.  In places, the pavement has washed away.  Beyond is a well-maintained dirt road that passes through jumpers and pinion pines, open meadows of sage, and towering sandstone bluffs.  Look south when crossing a small bridge near cattle corrals.  Kanab Creek tumbles over a ledge into a large pool at the bottom.

There are very limited dispersed campsites along the road.  One large level site with a rock fire ring and views sits on the south side of the trail about 4 miles from the western end.

The road quickly becomes slippery and impassible after any significant precipitation.  When dry, it is very easy.