Smithsonian Butte Road Drive

EASY 3 reviews

Smithsonian Butte Road Drive is a 18 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rockville, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

18.0 miles
2073 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving




wild flowers

off road driving
9 months ago

Really Liked This Trail. We went up a section with a Very Steep and Very Rocky Incline. Thankfully I had just gotten a Lift, Beefier Suspension and 32's. Slapped my vehicle in 4LO and had some fun!! And we pulled off the trail for the night for some remote camping after taking in the views. Super Fresh Air after a short rain made it all the more enjoyable. And VERY FEW tourists. Thumbs Up !!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

It's along a dirt road so be ready for a dirt bath every time someone drives by! It has beautiful view points all along the trail.

off road driving
Thursday, May 30, 2013

The north end of this trail starts in Rockville off of Hwy 9. Cross the Virgin River and after you turn off the Grafton road, the trail get rough and steep. Once you get on top of the ridge, the road improves dramatically. Nice view of Zion at the top of the ridge..