Dry Lakes and High Mountain Scenic Backway is a 21.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Brian Head, Utah that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and off road driving and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

21.1 miles
2,808 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

off road driving



Backway provides sweeping views of Parowan Canyon, Sugarloaf Mountain, High Mountain, and Cedar Breaks National Monument. This is also the access to road to the Twisted Forest hiking trail and Ashdown Gorge Wilderness area. This a good gravel road with very steep grade coming off the High Mountain towards Summit township. Road is 19 miles long.