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Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree Road Scenic Backway OHV Trail

easy(7)
Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area

Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree Road Scenic Backway OHV Trail is a 11 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ivins, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and off road driving and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,129 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

ohv / off road driving

views

wild flowers

rocky

no shade

ohv/off road driving
4 months ago

I drove this route south to north, which I recommend. There were just a couple of spots where 4wd and some extra clearance were needed. Otherwise it was a well graded gravel road. About the first 2/3 of the route was nothing special. But the northern 1/3 provided vast, expansive, and impressive views of the entire St George valley area and well beyond.

ohv/off road driving
8 months ago

good trail. a few rocky parts. ran it in a Jeep Wrangler. a few steep parts when near the power lines only engaged 4x4 a couple times. high clearance now really required. start the trail at old hey 91 coming out of beaver dam for the best views of st George. the descent into the Shivwits Indian reservation is breathtaking.

ohv/off road driving
Sun Jun 02 2013

The road is well marked off Old Hwy 91, but as I continued and came upon forks in the road, I saw no road signs as to where I should go. After about 11 miles, I gave up and returned back to Hwy 91. A lot of this area had burned in the recent past, and many of the Joshua Trees have died in the fire.

ohv/off road driving
Sun May 20 2012

GOING EAST THERE IS A ROCK CLIMING AREA ABOUT 4 MILES IN THEN WHEN YOU CROSS OVER THE PASS BLOOMINGTON CAVE. GOOD ROAD

ohv/off road driving
Sat Dec 29 2018

hiking
Tue Apr 17 2018