Your Guide to Attractions and Activities on Utah's Scenic Byways

Hell’s Backbone Road Scenic Backway

What you're in for

Gravel road / 44 miles (one way)
Closed in winter

Construction of Hell’s Backbone Road was completed in 1933 by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), allowing vehicle traffic between Escalante and Boulder for the first time. Hell’s Backbone Bridge, a must-stop for taking photographs, allows travelers to pass above Sand Creek with views of the spectacular Box-Death Hollow Wilderness Area.