Directions to Alstrom Point are part of a different article. This article lays out what the difficulty level and conditions are like during the drive.
The danger and difficulty of attempting this drive after a recent rain cannot be overstated. Under ideal conditions, a regular 2wd vehicle will get you to the first overlook and a high clearance vehicle will get you to the best overlooks. However, if it has recently rained, then even an offroad 4×4 may not be sufficient to get to you past the clay and over the washes.
As you leave Big Water, you will be crossing Wahweap Creek. This creek using has flowing water that is easily crossed, but watch this video to see what happens when 3 inches of rain falls dozens of miles north six hours earlier
(Video by rankinstudio.com)
That’s a very extreme example of a flash flood. But the road washing out is significantly more common, especially during the rainy season.
(Video by Dustin Farrell, vimeo.com/dustinfarrell Check out his timelapse workshop that includes Alstrom Point. See some of his work in the next article)
But under ideal conditions, hopefully your drive looks something like this
(Video by Fabio Tedesco)