Hell's Backbone Road

View into the Box-Death Hollow Wilderness from the Hells Backbone Bridge

A scenic road that drives through the Escalante Ranger District from Escalante to Boulder.  The road drives through desert slickrock, ponderosa pine forests, and aspens.  It crosses over the narrow Hell's Backbone Bridge were there are beautiful views into the gorges of the Box-Death Hollow Wilderness.  The drive is approximately 35 miles of gravel road and takes about 2 hours.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Escalante, UT

Boulder, UT

Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Escalante Interagency Visitor Center

(435) 826-5499


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