Explore the most popular off road driving trails in Dixie National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
23 days ago

The road is closed 3 miles from the trailhead. Me and two buddies decided to hike in anyways, and it was tough. The road was washed out in several places pretty bad, hence the closure. We're in our early twenties and were dying just getting to the trailhead due to carrying stuff to camp for several days, which then got significantly worse once we reached the actual trail. The whole area has burned also. This made the trail extremely difficult to follow in places.By the lake there are a few spots that didn't burn, but 90% of the area has. We saw elk tracks and caught 3 brook trout in the lake, but that was about it as far as animals. We also woke up to a few inchea of snow, so we waited for it to melt and then hiked out a day earlier than planned. The whole place has a pretty creepy feeling due to the lack of insects or birds. I would give it a few years to grow back before doing it again. Just a heads up.

hiking
25 days ago

BLM land, drove this while looking for free camping sites on BLM land. Basically upland sparce pine forest. It offered solitude and free camping away from the crowds.

off road driving
30 days ago

pretty easy drive you could do it in a car. there are other trails for hiking/MTB/horseback. would like to go up them next time.

walking
5 months ago

nice alternative to Bryce, more rugged, dog friendly

off road driving
6 months ago

Beautiful Drive. We have a upgraded Toyota Tacoma and some of the spots were tight, but overall a beautiful secluded drive.

scenic driving
6 months ago

Great trail, if by "The only Redwood Tree found in Utah", you actually mean "The only creepy, abandoned, Hantavirus-infested-shack in the middle of nowhere", then yes, you will enjoy it. Especially at night.

fishing
11 months ago

The hike up to the lake was rough, there's no sugar coating it. It's entirely uphill and extremely steep at places. Absolutely worth it once you reach the lake, though. We spent 3 days up there camping and fishing and not a single person came through.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Did as a mountain bike trip in mid-june. While some guides recommend starting at the lookout, we saved 3 miles and parked just off the highway on the road to Bown's Reservoir. Fun downhill for quite some time with great views of the Park and Henry Mountains. We took the road and passed a biker later who had taken the ATV track. He said it was really bumpy (glad we didn't choose it). At some point you will see a sign saying Tantalus 5, take this left. As you lose elevation and get closer to the park, the road gets a lot more sandy patches. Great views all of the time. After crossing Tantalus Creek you will climb until you get into the park. Just after crossing into park there is a downhill section that can be pretty technical. I rode it but my wife walked her bike. Most of the ride is easy on the technical except for this part. Riding out South Draw to Pleasant Creek is really fun and flowy. We made it onto the scenic drive where our ride found us and saved the last 8 miles to Fruita. Was 101 degrees in the park, whew! A breeze kept it pretty cool for most of the trip.

off road driving
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Great for ATVs and side-by-sides. the hoodoos and rock formations are beautiful. Can be linked with a ride down Limekiln Canyon. Would recommend this ride very highly.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A great trail for ATV'S and Side X Sides. Not technical, easy to ride just be careful of rain and or flash floods. Can be ridden as a loop using Line kiln Canyon, just to the north of Casto.

off road driving
Thursday, December 04, 2014

Tantalus Flats is reached from Hwy 12 on FR 186 to Lower Browns Reservoir, then FR 168. Nothing was that bad when I traveled it in 2009. We continued on into Capitol Reef NP. There was a fairly tough spot just inside the park. You go over a ridge, and the road goes right beside a deep washout until you get off the ridge. Several miles farther on, you cross Pleasant Creek, and you are on the Scenic Drive back to Fruita.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

ATV roads not for hiking :(

mountain biking
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Not a mountain biking trail. This is a sandy sandy trail in a wash. It's terrible for biking. My husband and I left and did Thunder Mountain instead.

off road driving
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Awesome trail beautiful rock formations and a canyon full of Hoodoos... certain times of the year there is a small stream that runs thru the bottom of the canyon...be careful if you are making this trip during the monsoon season this canyon can be very nasty during a flash flood

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago