Hole In The Rock Road, Utah – Escalante to Lake Powell

Hole In The Rock Road, Utah – Escalante to Lake Powell

Posted: August 24, 2016 at 04:43PM

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Ready to spend an entire day in one of the most remote corners of the USA? Take a drive down Hole In The Rock Road and end up 56 miles from the nearest pavement. Hole In The Rock Road cuts into the heart of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, to a dead-end, high above Lake Powell, a.k.a. the Colorado River.

That dead-end was a major obstacle for early Mormon settlers. They needed to cross the river, in order to settle the land on the opposite side. The only way down to the river was to build an almost-vertical road, by blasting away rock in a narrow slot in the cliff, then lowering their wagons down by rope.

Nowadays, it’s impossible to imagine that their mission was successful. It’s quite a feat just to make it to the end of the road in a regular vehicle (though it can be done without 4-wheel-drive). The rewards for driving this road are immense — you get to see an other-worldly corner of Utah, and experience overwhelming solitude.

Music Info:

Artist: Chris Zabriskie

Titles May Include:
Oxygen Garden
I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor
Out of the Skies, Under the Earth
The Life and Death of a Certain K. Zabriskie, Patriarch
I Am Running Down the Long Hallway of Viewmont Elementary
I Am Running with Temporary Success from a Monstrous Vacuum In Pursuit
Wonder Cycle
Air Hockey Saloon
Mario Bava Sleeps In a Little Later Than He Expected To.

You’ll find the track title(s) at the end of the video.

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Yes, I do have written permission from Chris to use his music.

View this video on Youtube here: http://youtu.be/lfZ8yBCkSLE

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