Elephant Hill

4.9/5 (38 reviews)
Elephant Hill, a remote Jeep Badge of Honor Trail, takes you deep into the interior of the otherworldly scenery within the Needles District in Canyonlands National Park. Many call it one of Utah's most technical 4WD routes, which may or may not be true depending on your driving skills. Without qu... Read More
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Highlights of Elephant Hill

Desert Category Icon Desert
Iconic Category Icon Iconic
Overland Category Icon Overland
Rock Category Icon Rock
Sand Category Icon Sand
Wash Category Icon Wash
Highest Elevation
5315 ft
Shape of Trail
Other Shapes
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
West
Nearest Town
Monticello
Nearest Services
Monticello
Management Agency
Canyonlands National Park
District
Needles District

Overview

Elephant Hill, a remote Jeep Badge of Honor Trail, takes you deep into the interior of the otherworldly scenery within the Needles District in Canyonlands National Park. Many call it one of Utah's most technical 4WD routes, which may or may not be true depending on your driving skills. Without question, this trail has the most pristine scenery and solitude in the area that a remote four-wheel drive can offer. The route immerses you in thousands of colorful sandstone spires reaching up from the desert floor. Adding to this topographical wonderland, arches, washes, plateaus, and narrow slot canyons are scattered along the ever-changing trail. The park only gives out 24 day-use permits per day for Elephant Hill, so plan ahead.

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30 Waypoints
92 Trail Photos
5 Trail Concerns
38 Community Reviews
1 Video
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