Best Off-Highway Drives in Utah

This list represents the most popular off-highway drives in Utah. Use this list to plan your next Utah off-highway drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Porcupine Rim

    10 Reviews

    Negro Bill Canyon Wilderness Study Area, UT

    Porcupine Rim is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is within Negro Bill Canyon Wilderness Study Area. It is 14.1 miles long and begins at 5,842 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  14.1 miles

    Porcupine Rim is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is within Negro Bill Canyon Wilderness Study ...

  • #2 Skyline Drive I

    4 Reviews

    Farmington, UT

    You will constantly be distracted by awesome vistas from atop the Wasatch Range across the Great Salt Lake and into the Great Basin. This is a magnificent, convenient and thus popular drive close ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 - 3 hours
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    You will constantly be distracted by awesome vistas from atop the Wasatch Range across the Great Salt Lake and into the Great ...

  • #3 Hell's Revenge, Lion's Back and Potato Salad Hill

    1 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    The trail is as beautiful as it is confusing. It has a high vantage point with beautiful views of the La Sal Mountains and Negro Bill Canyon to the east and, from the overlook, the Colorado River. ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 to 7 hours
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is as beautiful as it is confusing. It has a high vantage point with beautiful views of the La Sal Mountains and ...

  • #4 Wedge Overlook and Buckhorn Draw Drive

    2 Reviews

    Castle Dale, UT

    This tour (best enjoyed in spring or fall) goes through outstanding sandstone scenery in the San Rafael Swell, a massive blister in the Earth’s crust and one of Utah’s most dramatic geologic ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  Up to 1 day
    •  98 miles
    •  Guide

    This tour (best enjoyed in spring or fall) goes through outstanding sandstone scenery in the San Rafael Swell, a massive ...

  • #5 Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree Road Drive

    1 Reviews

    Saint George, UT

    This road winds through semiarid mountains in the region where the Mojave Desert, Great Basin and Colorado Plateau meet. Here, not far from Utah’s lowest point (Beaver Dam Wash, 2,350 feet, southwest ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  1 hour
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    This road winds through semiarid mountains in the region where the Mojave Desert, Great Basin and Colorado Plateau meet. ...

  • #6 Burr Trail

    1 Reviews

    Boulder, UT

    This long and easy route offers a great variety of scenery. Although it is now predominantly paved road, there are rough sections through Capitol Reef National Park on which lowslung vehicles ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 hours
    •  62.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This long and easy route offers a great variety of scenery. Although it is now predominantly paved road, there are rough ...

  • #7 Kane Creek Canyon Trail

    2 Reviews

    San Juan County, UT

    Kane Creek Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is 12.8 miles long and begins at 4,198 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 25.8 miles with a ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  12.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Kane Creek Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is 12.8 miles long and begins at ...

  • #8 Gemini Bridges

    1 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    One of the most popular biking and four-wheel-drive routes in Moab. The east side approach has dramatic views of the La Sal Mountains and Arches National Park. The Gemini Bridges are really two ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 hours or more
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the most popular biking and four-wheel-drive routes in Moab. The east side approach has dramatic views of the La Sal ...

  • #9 Cummings Parkway Drive

    0 Reviews

    Midway, UT

    This drive takes you to the crest of an 8,000-foot-high ridge with views of 11,750-foot Mt. Timpanogos. The park itself has many amenities. Cascade Springs, where fast-flowing water pours out ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  2.5 hours
    •  26 miles
    •  Guide

    This drive takes you to the crest of an 8,000-foot-high ridge with views of 11,750-foot Mt. Timpanogos. The park itself has ...

  • #10 Determination Towers ATV Trail

    2 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    This route serves as an introduction to a broad, scenic area with many fun roads and dramatic rock formations, including Monitor and Merrimac Buttes and Determination Towers. An exciting side ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    This route serves as an introduction to a broad, scenic area with many fun roads and dramatic rock formations, including ...

  • #11 Poison Spider Trail

    6 Reviews

    Grand County, UT

    Poison Spider Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is 9.6 miles long and begins at 3,970 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 19.2 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  9.6 miles

    Poison Spider Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grand County, Utah. It is 9.6 miles long and begins at 3,970 ...

  • #12 Gold Bar Rim

    1 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    The first two miles end at an impressive overlook of Gold Bar Canyon, making this a worthwhile trip for stock vehicles especially if combined with other easy and moderate trails in the area. ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  7.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The first two miles end at an impressive overlook of Gold Bar Canyon, making this a worthwhile trip for stock vehicles especially ...

  • #13 Castleton-Gateway Road

    1 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    If you’re driving from Colorado to Moab, this road provides an excellent scenic alternative to I-70. The route starts at Gateway, a small settlement set in a valley on the Dolores River, and ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 hours
    •  27.1 miles
    •  Guide

    If you’re driving from Colorado to Moab, this road provides an excellent scenic alternative to I-70. The route starts at ...

  • #14 Nipple Creek and Tibbet Canyon Trail

    2 Reviews

    Big Water, UT

    Most of this trail is contained within the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. The winding trail runs up narrow Nipple Canyon, leaves it briefly to run through a very scenic area of ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 hours
    •  22.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Most of this trail is contained within the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. The winding trail runs up narrow ...

  • #15 La Sal Pass

    1 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    A great drive for sport utility owners looking for some challenge. La Sal Pass offers close-up views of Mt. Peale, the highest peak in the La Sal Mountains at 12,721 ft. Spur roads take you to ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  6 hours
    •  36.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A great drive for sport utility owners looking for some challenge. La Sal Pass offers close-up views of Mt. Peale, the highest ...

  • #16 Summit Mountain Road Drive

    2 Reviews

    Summit, UT

    This is a particularly beautiful drive, especially in autumn, with outstanding views of the Great Basin and the pink cliffs of Cedar Breaks National Monument. It has pretty stretches through ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  1 hour
    •  20.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a particularly beautiful drive, especially in autumn, with outstanding views of the Great Basin and the pink cliffs ...

  • #17 Middle Canyon Road Drive

    0 Reviews

    Tooele, UT

    After climbing 3,800 feet you will reach an overlook above the world’s largest open-pit copper mine, Kennecott’s 2.5-mile-wide, half-mile deep Bingham Canyon Mine, a National Historic Landmark. ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  1.5 hours
    •  26.5 miles
    •  Guide

    After climbing 3,800 feet you will reach an overlook above the world’s largest open-pit copper mine, Kennecott’s 2.5-mile-wide, ...

  • #18 River Ford to Cathedral Valley Drive

    1 Reviews

    Fremont, UT

    Fording the Fremont River is a unique desert experience, and the moonscape of the Bentonite Hills is a strange sight indeed. The overlooks at Cathedral Valley are spectacular, and the subtle ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  5 - 6 hours
    •  68 miles
    •  Guide

    Fording the Fremont River is a unique desert experience, and the moonscape of the Bentonite Hills is a strange sight indeed. ...

  • #19 Hurrah Pass

    1 Reviews

    Moab, UT

    This short drive takes you through the easy parts of Kane Springs Canyon to pleasant views from relatively low Hurrah Pass. Stop along the way to see extraordinary Indian petroglyphs on a large ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  19.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This short drive takes you through the easy parts of Kane Springs Canyon to pleasant views from relatively low Hurrah Pass. ...

  • #20 Hole-in-the-Rock Road Drive

    0 Reviews

    Escalante, UT

    Retrace the general route taken in 1879–1880 by the expedition of Mormon pioneers who settled at Bluff. As you skirt the edge of the famous Escalante River canyons, ponder the sandstone figures ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  8 hours or more
    •  106 miles
    •  Guide

    Retrace the general route taken in 1879–1880 by the expedition of Mormon pioneers who settled at Bluff. As you skirt the ...