Batty Pass Caves Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Batty Pass Caves Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kanab, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
226 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

rocky

no shade

historic site

no dogs

Batty Pass Caves trail leads to caves carved out of the rock by two brothers, Bill and Cliff Lichtenhahn in the 1950s and 1960s. The trail starts on an old double track through flat desert and then converts to a single track as it enters the hills. The brothers created table tops checkerboards, and other articles out of petrified wood, jasper and other stone. Of the three caves, two were used as workshops and one as living quarters. Today, the caves contain the remains of old beds, a boat, shelves, and machinery. An old, rusted out car sits in front.

hiking
3 months ago

Unique story with the brothers carving out and living in the caves. Fun little detour when hiking the more challenging hikes in the ares.

off road driving
3 months ago

Three caves carved out of rock where two men lived.

hiking
3 months ago