House Rock Valley Road North (Utah)

Total Miles
9.6

Elevation

1,583.79 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

House Rock Valley Road North (Utah) is a 9.7-mile point-to-point trail rated 2 of 10 located in Kane County, Utah. The road is restricted to street-legal vehicles. This, along with the 20-mile stretch on the Arizona side of the border, makes up the western boundary of the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness and Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. This section of the road extends from Highway 89 in the north to the Arizona state line. Coming from the north, the first 3 miles cross open BLM lands both east and west. Continuing on, the eastern side becomes the edge of the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness (no motorized travel in the wilderness). Roughly 5 miles south of Highway 89 is the trailhead parking for Buckskin Gulch. Continuing south another 3.5 miles leads to the Wire Pass trailhead parking area. There are two attractions found from this parking area. The first is the hike into Wire Pass which leads to Buckskin Gulch slot canyon ($6/person or dog day-use). Wire Pass is most popularly hiked as a day hike. Wire Pass is also often used as a beginning or end point for overnight trips through Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon. Overnight trips require a Paria Canyon Overnight Permit. The second is the hike into Coyote Buttes to see the "The Wave" area (special permit required). Permits are garnered through a lottery system as the number of people entering Coyote Buttes daily is restricted. Cell phone service is intermittent. The nearest services are in Kanab to the west or Big Water to the east, both along Highway 89.

Photos of House Rock Valley Road North (Utah)

House Rock Valley Road North (Utah)
House Rock Valley Road North (Utah)
House Rock Valley Road North (Utah)

Difficulty

This is a county dirt road with infrequent or light maintenance after rain or snow. High-clearance, light-duty 4WD may be required.

Technical Rating

2

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