Smoky Mountain Road

Total Miles


1958.65 ft


4 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a backcountry route bordering the Burning Hills Wilderness Study Area. It connects Alstrom Point above Lake Powell to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. It starts with a steep climb up Kelly Grade. When dry, this road is a straightforward drive with plenty of twists, turns and climbs in and out of washes to keep things interesting. On the northern end, the road connects to BLM 230 and drops into Willard Wash, which has an active stream. This road is up above 5000 feet elevation, so it is impassable in winter and early spring due to snow and muddy conditions.


Other than a few bumpy climbs in and out of washes, this is an easy dirt road.

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