The Smoky Mountain Scenic Backway, official name BLM330, is a very scenic trail through Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The road offers unparalleled views of Lake Powell, the Navajo Mountains, and the
Kaiparowits Plateau. The elevation of the route varies between 4,500 feet and 6,500 feet, meaning you’ll find relatively moderate temperatures in spring and fall, but it can get quite hot in the summer and cold in the winter. One of the most risky, but famous, sections of the trail is called Kelly's Grade. It’s a thrilling five-mile stretch of switchbacks climbing 1200 feet up which catapults you up the side of the cliffs on the edge of the Kaiparowits Plateau. You need to be a well-prepared. Expect about five-six hours to complete the trail without any stop.
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