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Hite Road
(Waterhole Flat to Highway 95)
The Hite Road (I'm not sure that this is its exact name) goes from Highway 95 just north of Hite, to a junction at Waterhole Flat, where it joins Flint Trail and Land of Standing Rocks trail (and some other road, the name of which I forget). This road is wide and well-graded, as of the time of this writing, and is the shortest and easiest way to get to the Land of Standing Rocks Jeep Road (coming in from the north via the Flint trail is definitely longer and rougher).

As I've just mentioned, the road is wide and well-graded for pretty much all of its length. In its quest to stay mostly level, the road traverses into and out of a couple of big canyons along the way. Scenery throughout most of the road is excellent.
Hite Road
The well-graded and extremely scenic road leading between the junction of the Flint and Land of Standing Rocks Trail, and Hite / Highway 95. [enlarge]
Scenery along Hite Road
Some of the pretty desert scenery on the Hite Road (between Highway 95 and Waterhole Flat) [enlarge]
Desert Motoring
Driving along the well-graded road towards Hite. [enlarge]
Lonely Outpost
Even on a week-day in the middle of the afternoon, the small service center at Hite is deserted. Fortunately the gas pumps have an automated payment capability! [enlarge]
Here is a google-based map of the road from Waterhole Flat to Highway 95 near Hite. The actual track is marked in red on the map. Double click on the map to view a larger version, with clickable icons for each picture that was taken along the drive.
Interactive Trackmap, Hite Road (Waterhole Flat to Highway 95) - click map to view
Hite Road, Waterhole Flat to Highway 95 - Drive Data
Start Time: 2:01p.m.
End Time: 3:18p.m.
Duration: 1h16m
Distance: 48.58 km (30.19 mi)
Average Speed: 38.4 km/hr (23.8 mph)
Start Elevation: 5496ft (1675m) *
Max Elevation: 5687ft (1733m) *
Min Elevation: 3983ft (1214m) *
End Elevation: 3984ft (1214m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 733ft (223m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 2217ft (676m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
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