Elephant Hill 4WD RoadCanyonlands National Park
Elephant Hill is one of the most challenging
4-wheel-drive roads in the state. Steep grades, large
rocks, stair-step drops, sheer dropoffs, and tight
switchbacks that require backing, contribute to driving
difficulty. In places, the experience is similar to rock
climbing on wheels.
A high-clearance 4-wheel-drive vehicle and experienced
driver are required. It is recommended that you walk
over Elephant Hill prior to driving it. This road connects
with short hiking trails to Chesler Park, the Joint Trail,
and the Confluence Overlook.
Overnight Backcountry Use
Permit required. Check for
availability at Needles Visitor
Center. Vehicle camping is
permitted in designated sites only.
A permit is not required
for day use.
Peters are not allowed
beyond this point.
All motor vehicles and
drivers must be licensed.
Vehicles must stay on
No fires; stoves only.