Explore the best scenic driving trails in Utah with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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off road driving
1 day ago

off road driving
3 days ago

Super fun trail. Great views. Some areas are more of a task than others. accomplished in a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk easy

off road driving
7 days ago

Dirt biking- Cool trail, just very easy. Couldn't figure out how to see the arches from below- which would have been awesome. You can't ride over the bridges anymore- but I was fine with that bc I don't think I would have wanted to (considering there is a plaque there for someone who past away "doing what they love").

We took a left before you go up the hill and went on another trail (difficult). It was technical riding! We rode till there was a MAJOR drop down (no way I could get up or down- nor my husband), then turned around. That part was fun!

Nice drive up the mountain, great views

Nice area, easy exploring on paved trails and wooden pathways.

I would not describe this as a hike, it's definitely more of a stroll good for families. I went on a Sunday around 5pm in light rain, and even then it was really busy. On a nice Saturday afternoon, it is probably unpleasantly crowded.

However, the surroundings are beautiful! I can see it being magical on an early morning when the weather is nice and there is no one around.

If you are coming from SLC, I would highly recommend approaching along the Alpine Scenic Route as opposed to through Midway, especially if you want to avoid a very long, rocky dirt road full of ATVs and dirt bikes speeding all around you. I drive a Honda Civic and was afraid I'd get stuck in the dirt or run over a thrill-seeker. Plus, the Alpine route is absolutely stunning, definitely my favorite drive in the area!

off road driving
10 days ago

Beautiful Trail. lot's of places to pass other vehicles safely. Very easy. Saw a few Subaru's going up.

off road driving
12 days ago

This was a great ride .. 4wd is a must or an UTV .. very steep and windy turns the closer to the top you get .. but awesome views all the way ..

Nice lush environs to relax in.

scenic driving
14 days ago

scenic driving
14 days ago

Just drove this in a 2WD Xterra; no problems but the clearance was appreciated. We drove down from Canyonlands on a lark in the afternoon and it was stunning. Strongly recommend doing it in the afternoon and towards Moab. Fantastic views the whole way.

scenic driving
16 days ago

scenic driving
16 days ago

Beautiful drive. We had to take a detour via Sandy Dune road. We found the alternate route had very interesting rock formations. The temperature dropped 75 degrees before we started heading back down. I was a welcome relief.

I did not four wheel or other vehicle. Drove up as far as I could in a small car. Parked and walked up to short of the 8500 ft level when snow blocked even my way (I did not have crampons so I would not slid downhill), so I turned around. Trail was mostly easy. Trail dust from sidebys, 4 wheelers and motorcycles was pretty bad on the way down (later in the day). Would like to finish the hike as it appears I was .6 miles short of the point. Oh well, later in the summer.