Originally Posted by lefield
Txs. My original intent was to go up a little from vegas then across the top of the canyon on this trip. That would involve 89 but had been warned not to take it.
I-15 exit 16 > hwys 9, 59,389 are fine. Alt 89 is steep with mountain curves. 389 to 89 at Kanab may be a better choice. Check Mountain Directory (link above) for road grades in this area.
Alt 89 is more likely to have snow in winter because of the higher elevation
FYI The Wave (tourist attraction) lottery for day pass is in Kanab and the hike is off hwy 89 East of Kanab.