Factory Butte Road

3.3/5 (3 reviews)
Hanksville, Utah (Wayne County)
Last Updated: 02/03/2018

Trail Information


This off-road trail crosses a dead flat plateau of hard packed, grayish clay, with views of Factory Butte, the most recognizable feature in the immediate area. It is bordered by Capitol Reef to the west, the Henry Mountains to the south, San Rafael Swell to the north and the San Rafael Desert to the east. This road gives you access to the vast network of four-wheel drive routes within the Factory Butte OHV system, and can also be used to connect to Wild Horse Road, which takes you all the way to Goblin Valley on dirt. Interestingly, some scenes of Disney's "John Carter" was filmed in the area of Factory Butte.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

3.3/5 (3)
Rated 3/5
Visited: 04/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice connector road. Leads to open exploration area around factory butte... aka the moon.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/08/2020

Must have been graded recently because it was smoother than UT-24. Ran it at about 50 mph very comfortably. Talked to a rancher looking for his lost cattle.
Official Crew
Rated 3/5
Visited: 10/28/2016

This road is really better off being connected with a few others in the area for full exploration. The scenery is moonlike and really interesting. I highly recommend the area, just know this road is just a small part of the exploration opportunities in the area.

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