Snow Flat Road

Scout Route
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In 1880 the Hole in the Rock Pioneers were in their second year of forging a trail from Escalante, Utah, to what would become the village of Bluff on the banks of the San Juan River. Ahead lay a seemingly impenetrable maze of deep canyons cutting across Cedar Mesa. Running low on everything from food to parts to repair their wagons, the task seemed impossible. Scouts found a route, not an easy one but at least a possible one. Today you can drive that route with comparative ease on Snow Flat Road. The views down into Road Canyon are beyond impressive. The sawtooth pattern of Comb Ridge dominates the eastern horizon. The twin buttes of Bears Ears stand vigilant guard to the north. Driving the slick rock of the Twist demands your attention. There are several dispersed campsites scattered along the trail. Sometimes chasing history can be fun!