Explore the most popular trails in Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The jagged mountains and gently sloping alluvial plain of Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness straddle the Arizona-Utah border. Management of the Wilderness is shared by the BLM in both states. It is further divided into northeastern and southwestern units by Cedar Pockets Road. South of Beaver Dam lies Paiute Wilderness, which is separated from Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness by the corridor of Interstate 15 Joshua trees, desert shrubs, and scattered grasses are the primary vegetation. Several rare plant species have also been identified here. Notable wildlife include desert bighorn sheep, the endangered desert tortoise, and large numbers of raptors. The woundfin minnow and Virgin River chub, endangered species, live in the Virgin River, which flows through the eastern section of Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness for approximately 6 miles. River rafters and kayakers have been increasingly attracted to the Virgin River, but water levels can be too low for this form of travel in the fall and winter. Spring runoff and summer thunderstorms can create whitewater rafting and kayaking experiences in this area. Backpacking in the Wilderness has seen a substantial increase in recent years. There are no trails, so hone your cross-country skills before heading out.

Currently closed. Unsure for how long though. Signs right at the highway exit. River looks beautiful from above though!

Not much of a trail, but fun place to access the Virgin River and play around in the water and on the Sandy Beach area. Great place for kids and dogs.

washed out
5 months ago

It was a beautiful hike, but the recent snow is melting and made the trail only about a quarter mile passable before the river had washed the trail out. I’d recommend kayaking.

Ok trail. Easy and short.

Gorgeous view of the river. Couldn’t cross the river due to flooding from a recent storm so if you’re planning on completing this trail, bring boots.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Nice trail by the river but can get easily washed out. Might be possible to cross with good boots.

this place is great for a picnic, walking your dog, kids playing in the water,cost $2 to park for the day or $5 dollars to camp thier but is alot of fun and the water isn't to deap.

scenic driving
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Stopped a few times for a picnic. Nice scenic place to take a rest from the drive