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Utah Off Road Driving Trails and Maps For 4x4 Trucks & 4WD SUVs

The best places to take your 4x4 truck or 4WD SUV off road in the state of Utah! Here are the most popular trails and maps for offroad driving locations in and around Utah.
3D Trail (UT)
Located near Moab, this trail explores colorful canyon bottoms and rims on an enjoyable, picturesque, family 4-wheeling trail. Here are detailed directions and a brief trip report.
American Fork Canyon (UT)
This is a trip report that includes detailed directions to the trailhead, as well as color photos.
Arch Canyon & Hotel Rock (UT)
These trails are located in SE Utah about 20 miles west of Blanding off Hwy 95. Here are detailed directions, a trip report, and photos.
Behind the Rocks Trail (UT)
This Moab, UT trail offers extremes in 4-wheeling from two track level road to difficult obstacles that most drivers would avoid. GPS coordinates for the trailhead: N 38'26.403, W 109'25.771. Here are detailed directions and a trip report.
Caineville Wash Road (UT)
This route is not maintained in winter. Wet conditions can make it impassable to four-wheel drive vehicles. Here aer detailed directions and contact info for the trail.
Cameo Cliffs North (UT)
This is a trip report that includes detailed directions, a trail map, and color photos from the trail.
Cameo Cliffs South (UT)
Located near Moab, this is a trip report that includes detailed directions, a trail map, and color photos from the trail.
Canyon of Gold Off-Road Driving Tour
West of Marysvale Utah, the mouth of Utah's "Canyon of Gold" stretches before you. Follow this turn-by-turn guide for an adventurous offroad driving tour.
Canyon Rims Recreation Area
An immense, diverse region located between the southeastern Utah towns of Monticello and Moab. Most of Canyon Rims Recreation Area is primitive and undeveloped.
Chicken Corner (UT)
This Moab, UT trail climbs Hurrah Pass providing spectacular views of both the Colorado River Gorge and Kane Creek Canyon. Here are detailed directions and a trip report.
Cliffhanger Trail (UT)
True to its name, you will be hanging on a cliff and negotiating some formidable ledges with Jackson Hole several hundred attention getting feet below. Located in Moab, UT, this trail offers panoramic views of the Colorado River. Here are detailed directions and a trip report plus photos.
Colorado Overlook Road (UT)
The last mile and a half of this 7-mile drive is the most technical. It requires an experienced four-wheel driver that can navigate loose rock and stair-step drops. Here's contact info and detailed directions to the trail.
Colorado Riverway Recreation Area
Trailheads for several 4WD trails are located within the Riverway. These trails provide access to Poison Spider Mesa, Long Canyon, and Pritchett Canyon. Here is brief info about the Potash Trail, Onion Creek Road, and Kane Creek Canyon Road.
Copper Ridge (UT)
This trail covers the terrain just west of Arches National Park north of Moab. It's a relatively easy trail that follows along the east side of US 191. Full color maps and GPS coordinates here.
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park (UT)
This park includes 1,200 acres of play area for off-highway vehicles. Hundreds of miles of trails and several well-developed 4WD roads are also located on BLM land adjacent to the park. Directions and contact info provided.
Dome Plateau Trail (UT)
For the most part, this trail is pretty easy. It's known for the great scenery of the highland area north of the Colorado River and east of Arches National Park. Here's a trip report, including detailed directions and some GPS coordinates.
Elephant Hill (UT)
One of the most technical four-wheel drive roads in Utah, the road is rocky with a few steep sections that climb slickrock. Drivers will encounter loose rock, sharp turns and stair step drops. Full color maps and GPS coordinates here.
Fins & Things (UT)
Most of the trail is slick rock but there is some loose deep sand. Here are detailed directions and a trip report with photos.
Flat Iron Mesa (UT)
This trail combines some difficult 4-wheeling with some interesting scenery. It's mostly two-track on sandy dirt with a little slickrock, a gravelly hill and lots of rock ledges. Maps, GPS coordinates, and a trip report with photos here.
Four Wheel Drive Road (UT)
A four-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance is necessary to travel this rocky, sandy and sometimes steep road. Here are detailed directions and contact info.
Glen Canyon Natural Recreation Area (UT)
There are two great areas for 4-wheeling here: 1) Hole-in-the-Rock Road which runs from Escalante, UT to the Hole-in-the-Rock on the western shore of Lake Powell. 2) Burr Trail runs for 70 miles (one way) and takes the adventurous traveler into some of Utah's most beautiful and extraordinary country. Contact info here.
Golden Spike Trail (UT)
This is one of the toughest trails in Moab with lots of obstacles. This trail starts from the Poison Spider Mesa trail head west of Moab. Full color maps and GPS coordinates here.
Hartnet Road (UT)
A high clearance 4wd vehicle is recommended. This route is not maintained in winter. Wet conditions can make it impassable to four-wheel drive vehicles. Here are directions and contact info.
Hell Roaring Rim Trail (UT)
The trail surface consists of packed sediments drift sand, and some slickrock. Here are maps and directions, as well as a trip report.
Hell's Revenge (UT)
This trail is located northeast of Moab. From high points on the broad expanses of slick rock, views include the La Sal Mountains and more and more slick rock. Here are detailed directions, GPS coordinatees, maps, and a trip report.
Henry Mountains (UT)
Here's a complete guide to four-wheel driving on the backroads of the Henry Mountains, including detailed directions.
Hey Joe Canyon Trail (UT)
This is a moderately difficult trail located just north of Moab. Here are detailed directions and a trip report.
Hole In The Rock (UT)
The historic Hole in the Rock trail is among the most remote and challenging in the country. It's located about 150 miles from Moab. Here are detailed directions, turn-by-turn GPS coordinates, and a trip report with photos.
Hole In The Rock Trail (UT)
Here you'll find detailed directions, as well as photos of some of the toughest areas on the trail.
Horse Canyon Road (UT)
Drivers will find deep sand, deep water and quick sand along the way. Here are detailed directions and an idea of what to expect along the way.
Impossible Hill (UT)
This is a trip report that includes detailed directions to the trailhead, as well as color photos from the trail.
Kane Creek Canyon Trail (UT)
This trail offers 60 water crossings in an otherwise thirsty and desolate area. Watch out for quicksand. This is a trip report with detailed directions, a trip report and photos.
Lavender Canyon (UT)
This 17-mile 4wd road begins along Davis Canyon Road two miles south of State Road 211. Detailed directions and contact info here.
Little Wild Horse Canyon (UT)
Located in the San Rafael Swell, W of Green River and N of Hanksville, this area has some excellent backcountry routes. It's very remote, so be sure you head into the area with plenty of gas, water, etc. Here are turn-by-turn GPS coordinates and a great trip report.
Metal Masher (UT)
Located near Grand, UT, here are directions from Moab, as well as GPS coordinates, a map, and a review of the trail.
Moab 4WD Roads Map (UT)
Here's a detailed map of Moab's surrounding areas, including 4wd trails in the area.
Moab Area Trails (UT)
There are thousands of miles of 4WD routes in Grand and San Juan counties. These routes provide recreational opportunities for Jeepers, ATVers and dirt bikers. Moab's four wheel drive routes have great variety in scenery and provide a range of challenge to the off highway abilities of every type of motorized vehicle.
Outlaw Trail Routes (UT)
Here are detailed directions and GPS coordinates for the following trails: Buckhorn Wash, Black Dragon Wash, and Outlaw on the Run.
Poison Spider Mesa (UT)
Here are directions from Moab, as well as GPS coordinates, a map, and a review.
Pritchett Canyon Trail (UT)
One of the toughest trails in the Moab area. From the McDonald’s on the corner, take Kane Creek Road approximately 1/2 mile to the yield sign, then veer left. Continue on Kane Creek Road about 3.9 miles to the trailhead on the left. Kane Springs Campground marks the beginning of the trail. Here's a map and turn-by-turn GPS coordinates, as well as a trip report with photos.
Rose Garden Rim (UT)
This trail offers some of the most breathtaking views. Here is a trip report and detailed directions with photos.
Salt Valley Road (UT)
This road leads ten miles northwestward from the main park road to the park boundary. The road has a gravel and dirt surface and is usually passable by 2wd vehicles. Directions and contact info provided.
San Rafael Swell (UT)
The area located southwest of the community of Green River, Utah is especially picturesque. Here are maps and GPS coordinates for each of the following trails: June’s Bottom, Trin-Alcove Bend, Old Woman Wash, Iron Wash, and Ernie Canyon.
Sand Flats Recreation Area
Sand Flats Recreation Area offers three trails for 4x4 offroad vehicles: Fins and Things Jeep Trail, Porcupine Rim Trail and Hells Revenge Jeep Trail all rated difficult. Stock vehicles are not recommended on Porcupine Jeep Trail and Hell's Revenge.
Secret Spire Trail (UT)
This trail provides some mild 4-wheeling on the "Island" area between the Colorado and Green rivers nearer the Green River Gorge. Here's a trip report with detailed directions and topo maps.
Seven Mile Rim (UT)
Much of the trail is two track dirt road. Here are detailed directions to the trailhead.
South Draw Road (UT)
This is a high-clearance, 4wd road that extends southward from Pleasant Creek to the park boundary, near Tantalus Flats. It's rough and rocky, includes several creek crossings, and in inclement weather becomes impassable to even 4wd vehicles. Contact info and directions here.
Southeast Utah Tour (UT)
This is a beautiful route with scenery that is just amazing. Four-wheel drive is not a necessity, though extra clearance is. There are detailed directions and photos in this trip report.
Steel Bender (UT)
Here's a map, detailed directions, and GPS coordinates for the trail.
Tower Arch Road (UT)
This road is usually in fair condition, but a four-wheel drive vehicle with high clearance is necessary to use it. Detailed directions and contact info can be found here.
Utah OHV Areas (UT)
Both north and south of I-70 in eastern Utah are dozens of rugged, unpaved roads for exploring the backcountry throughout the San Rafael Swell, including: Boulder Mountain, Burr Trail, East Fork Trail System, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Sand Mountain, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Elephant Hill, and White Rim Trail. Contact info provided.
White Rim Road (UT)
Four-wheel driving on the White Rim usually requires 3 days along the road. There are no access points to the main park roads once on the White Rim Road. Other 4wd roads do exist along the route and are open for exploration. Here are detailed directions and contact info.
Willow Flats Road (UT)
The route crosses at least three tributaries to Courthouse Wash. These crossings are usually covered with deep sand making four-wheel drive necessary. Detailed directions and contact info here.
Wipe Out Hill Trail (UT)
This is a relatively short trail located about 14 miles north of Moab. Here's a trip report with detailed directions and photos.
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