Hells Backbone Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Hells Backbone Trail is a 25.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Escalante, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November.

25.3 miles
2995 feet
Point to Point


nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving


scenic driving
9 months ago

The markings weren't clear on how far away the bridge was from Boulder turn-off so we were getting anxious wondering when it would ever come. It was nice that there was hardly anyone on the road. I recommend taking the full loop and starting from Escalante and going north, then coming out at HWY12 by boulder. Reason for this is because the vista of devils backbone is more awesome initially coming out of the trees from that direction.

off road driving
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Easy road to get to the bridge. Very scenic but probably won't do it a second time.

scenic driving
Monday, March 11, 2013

We drove this trail in July, 2009. The road is well maintained, and is suitable for passenger cars. Very scenic.