Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Off Road Vehicle Access in Canyonlands

Colorado Overlook Road

This four-wheel drive road begins from the main park road immediately west of the Needles Visitor Center. It leads northward for one and a quarter miles to Salt Creek. The roadway follows the Salt Creek drainage for another two miles before crossing it. This turning point is known as ...

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Davis Canyon

This four-wheel drive road begins along Davis Canyon Road two miles south of State Road 211. It parallels Indian Creek for two and a half miles before reaching an intersection. The road leading to the left will take you to Dugout Ranch. The road leading to the right at ...

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Elephant Hill

One of the most technical four-wheel-drive roads in Utah, Elephant Hill presents drivers with steep grades, loose rock, stair-step drops, tight turns and backing. Over the hill, equally challenging roads lead to various features, as well as to BLM lands south of the park. Vehicle campsites are available but ...

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Horse Canyon

A permit is required for day and overnight use in this area. Roads travel along canyon bottoms where deep sand, deep water and quicksand are common. Too sandy for mountain bikes. At Peekaboo, vehicle campsites are available and prehistoric rock art may be seen. Horse Canyon road leads to ...

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Lavender Canyon

This four-wheel drive road begins along Davis Canyon Road two miles south of State Road 211. It parallels Indian Creek for two and a half miles before reaching an intersection. The road leading to the left will take you to Dugout Ranch. The road leading to the right at ...

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Lockhart Basin Road

From serpentine Kane Creek Canyon to the vistas across Canyonlands, this is a red-rock adventure that will immerse you in the remote beauty of canyon country. This drive is best in spring and fall. ...

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Potash road

Dinosaur tracks, American Indian rock-art sites and an arch (Jug Handle) on S.R. 279. Watch for the signs. The scenery from the terraces and benches high above the Colorado River is outstanding. The Shafer Trail switchbacks always thrill. Go in spring or fall. ...

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Shafer Trail

Shafer Trail Road and Mineral Road provide access from the main scenic drive atop the Island in the Sky mesa down to the White Rim Road. Shafer Trail Road is a wonderfully steep switchbacked fall down a cliff wall. It is fun in a 4wd vehicle and challenging on ...

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White Rim Road

The White Rim Road is a 100-mile track that leads along a bench between the Island in the Sky mesa top and the Colorado and Green Rivers. The bench is characterized by white sandstone that gives the road its name. The route is popular with mountain ...

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