Lockhart Road, Moab Utah

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Lockhart Basin Road

Visitors come to Lockhart Basin Road for a challenging long distance off-road drive over Moab’s famous slickrock. Along the way you’ll be treated to views of Kane Creek Canyon, Island in the Sky Mesa and Deadhorse Point. Read More

  • 57 miles (typically 11 hours)
  • Difficult, with lots of challenging terrain.
  • Trailhead: Lockhart Basin Road located off Kane Cree Road.

Overview

This challenging drive winds through scenic Kane Creek Canyon and includes sweeping vistas of red-rock country. You’ll have vistas of the White Rim and Deadhorse Point, Island in the Sky Mesa, as well as ancient petroglyphs in Canyonlands National Park.

Trailhead

Find the trailhead off Kane Creek Road. Take the Chicken Corners Route for approximately 21.4 miles from Kane Creek’s junction with Main Street, then turn left onto Lockhart Basin Road.

Details

  • Distance: Approximately 57 miles
  • Average Time of Drive: 11 hours.
  • Difficulty: Difficult. Highly rutted, steep, and sometimes treacherous conditions,
  • Trail Type: Point to point.
  • Trailhead: Lockhart Basin Road.

Plan & Prepare

  • This drive is best attempted in spring and fall.
  • Take Note: Heavy rains can make sections of this trail impassable. Make sure to check current conditions before setting out on your trip. Also beware as flash floods can impact the narrow canyon.
  • 4 wheeling is an inherently dangerous activity and shouldn’t be attempted without the appropriate training and equipment. Following a few basic tips can help keep you safe:
  • Understand your vehicles 4 wheel drive system and know how to use it.
  • Make sure you know your cars dimensions and lowest point of clearance – you don’t want to get stuck in the middle of nowhere.
  • At all times, make sure you travel with at least one passenger and one other vehicle. Take emergency supplies and extra parts.
  • Make sure you know your route. Know where you are and know where you are going. In and around Moab, radio towers can serve as useful landmarks.

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