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Escalante, Utah

75 mi   gravel

escalante to big water

Gravel route from Smokey Mt Rd to Ethan Allen St, Big Water, Kane County, Utah

"1st 1/2 of bikepacking.com's grand staircase loop. Great surface, fast riding. Small, punchy climbs but overall 5 star riding. link back for a loop from Escalante. Checking bikepacking.com for water beta"

49 mi   gravel

BLM 330/County Rd/Smoky Mountain Rd

Gravel route from NP 230 to BLM230, Escalante, Garfield County, Utah

73 mi   gravel

Cottonwood Canyon Road to Escalante

Gravel route from Cottonwood Canyon Rd to Smokey Mt Rd, Escalante, Garfield County, Utah

"Finishing to Bikepacking.com's grand staircase loop. the climb on 4 mile road to death ridge is hard. The surface is loose baseballs for a fair portion (10-15 miles). Not to be missed, however. stunning views once you pass grosvenor's arch northbound. "

15 mi   gravel

Old Escalante Rd to Barney Top

Gravel route from Main Canyon Rd to FH 17, Antimony, Garfield County, Utah

"Wonderful climb from Escalante to Barney Top at 10,000 feet."

26 mi   dirt

Hole in the Rock Rd- Escalante to Dry Fork Slots

Dirt route on BLM200, Escalante, Kane County, Utah

"Nice road down to Dry Fork Slots, continues South to "Hole-in-the-Rock" but conditions get more challenging. Good slots to explore at Dry Fork Slots. Don't miss the 1/4 mile side trip in to see Devil's Garden also. Avoid in wet conditions. Always check road conditions at BLM office. Can be easy or impossible depending on weather and mud."