Video: Hole In The Rock
Check out this great short video from the guys over at Canada Toyota 4WD Association. This video chronicles their recent three day journey on the Hole in the Rock Trail as the CT4WD members take in the incredible sights of the Hole in the Rock Trail filled with slick rock, expansive views, and the Colorado River.
The Hole in the Rock Trail is a historic route running west of the Escalante River in southern Utah. Running almost 200 miles from near Escalante to Bluff, it travels within the borders of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the nearby Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The road is named after an unusual geologic feature at its southeastern end, Hole in the Rock. The natural crevice on the 1,000 feet cliff above the Colorado was enlarged by the Mormon San Juan Expedition to lower their wagons down to river level, where it could be forded. The Mormon San Juan Expedition used, and created parts of this route to colonize an area to the east of the Colorado River. It is an important access route for visiting the Canyons of the Escalante and the Devil’s Garden. This route is a must for those planning an overland trip to Utah!