Utah ATV / 4x4: Grand Staircase Escalante Monument

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ATV / 4x4

The Grand Staircase National Monument Utah offers endless opportunities for off roading through stunning scenery using dune buggies, jeeps, ATVs, dirt bikes, motorcycles and 4X4 vehicles.

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  • Grand Staircase offers hundreds of miles of ATV trail
  • Most ATVing is done with tour companies
  • Call 1-801-538-7433 to learn about Utah OHV regulations
  • Pick up maps and information from one of the Visitor Centers


There are hundreds of miles of trails suitable for exploring on an all-terrain vehicle. Use one of the tour companies in the area or haul your own ATV to the trails using other transport.

Where to Go 4X4/ATVing:

Backwood-Cottonwood Road

  • 46 miles one way from Kodachrome Basin State Park to Hwy 89
  • Dirt and clay surface road
  • Flash flooding frequently washes out parts of this route
  • Road follows scenic Cockscomb monocline and offers access to Grosvenor Arch

Backway Hole-in-the-Rock Road

  • 57 miles one-way off Hwy 191
  • Dirt road (note rough and rocky 6 mile section before Hole-in-the-Rock overlook)
  • Four-wheel drive vehicles required
  • Prone to washouts and flash flooding
  • Gives access to Devils Garden

Backway Johnson Canyon/Skutumpah Road

  • 34 miles (Starts on Hwy 89 to #501 and #500 junction)
  • Dirt road
  • Heads northeast to Cannonville through cliffs that make up Grand Staircase
  • Subject to flooding and washouts

Backway Burr Trail

  • 31 mile dirt road from Capitol Reef National Park boundary
  • Paved road for the first 31 miles traveling east from Boulder
  • Panoramic views and sandstone cliffs
  • Access to Deer Creek campground.

Rules and Regs

  • Call 1-801-538-7433 to learn about Utah OHV regulations
  • Cross country travel is prohibited
  • OHVs are not permitted on hiking trails
  • Pick up maps and information from one of the Visitor Centers

Guided Tours and Rentals

Discover ATV riding tours and rental companies in the area from the providers listed below.