Elephant Hill Road

Total Miles


1577.78 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is the trail leading up from the trailhead parking lot at the Squaw Flat parking lot to the actual Elephant Hill obstacle. The trail wastes no time in getting steep, but overall the obstacles are not too difficult with a high-clearance vehicle or side-by-side. After a short climb, the switchbacks begin. The last switchback is too tight of a turn to do in one go but has an area to pull up into and redirect to head on up. Spotters aren't required but may be helpful for some obstacles once you get to the top of the switchbacks.


There are tight single lane switchbacks and large shelves to climb after the switchbacks.

Technical Rating


Access Description

Just past the Needles Visitor Center in Canyonlands NP. Entrance fee and permits required.