Warner Valley Overlook

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Warner Valley Overlook is an out-and-back spur trail off of East Rim that travels to an incredible cliffside viewpoint high above Warner Valley. This 1.5-mile-long trail treks across rough and rocky terrain and travels over several slickrock ledges around one foot tall. The trail is fairly wide the entire time, but there are two sections along the route where the trail narrows to 1.5 vehicles wide and traverses next to a steep exposed drop. These two sections could cause a little anxiety for drivers or passengers uncomfortable with narrow roads. The viewpoint at the end, where you can see for miles across the Arizona Strip, is well worth the trip. The viewpoint is next to the Queens Court trail, which could be used as an exit route down to Warner Valley. However, drivers would need to traverse two of the most difficult obstacles along Queens Court. Most vehicles will turn around and return the way they came to East Rim. Overall, this trail is suitable for any high clearance 4x4 vehicle. Vehicles on smaller tires or close to stock height should anticipate undercarriage scrappage.

About Sand Mountain

Sand Mountain is an extremely unique parcel of public land. Designated as an Open OHV Area, riders are free to make their own trails. Due to this, many of the long-established named trail routes have several variations that can take easier or more challenging routes through the intended trail. The GPX track for this trail helps you navigate the area, but various lines, bypasses, and additional obstacles may exist along the way. Riders are encouraged to stay on existing trails and not unnecessarily drive over or destroy vegetation.


Riding on Sand Mountain is entirely free. However, there are multiple entry/exit points for the area, including "the tunnel," which connects Sand Hollow State Park to the open OHV area. Any entry into the boundaries of Sand Hollow State Park requires a Utah State Park Pass.


When operating on Sand Mountain, users must attach an orange or red safety flag to the vehicle, rising at least 8 feet off the ground.