Elephant Butte Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This formed trail is a lot of fun to drive—with its long, moderately challenging sandy sections—and it appears well used, although you are unlikely to see another vehicle except in hunting season, when the area is popular for its trophy deer (by permit only).
Special Attractions: The Elephant Butte and Block Mesas; Views of Zion National Park; Fun, sandy trail. High-clearance 4WDs are required. This trail has either a rough, rutted surface, rocks up to 9 inches, mud and deep sand that may be impassable for inexperienced drivers, or stream crossings up to 18 inches deep. Certain sections may be steep enough to cause traction problems, and you may encounter very narrow shelf roads with steep drop-offs and tight clearance between rocks or trees."