Milt's Mile Lite

Total Miles
4.0

Elevation

1,145.31 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Milt's Mile Light Trail follows along the edge of the more difficult Milt's Mile Trail. This trail is rated 4 out of 10 based upon a couple of the obstacles along the route. This trail can be run by a stock high clearance 4x4. And of course, at almost any point on this trail a driver can drop into Milt's Mile and attempt one of the more difficult 6 or 7 rated obstacles. This trail affords spectacular views of Pine Valley Mountain, Sand Hollow Reservoir, Hurricane Cliffs, and Zion Park. Milt's Mile Light trailhead begins just to the west of the Sand Hollow State Park tunnel. A couple of slickrock climbs provide a good warm-up and an opportunity to see what stock-clearance vehicles are capable of doing. As the trail crests the first ridge trail turns south and continues up the hill. Drivers have the option to drop back down to Milt's Mile and climb "The Bowl" a pretty tough obstacle, but careful driving and good spotting will award drivers with a sense of accomplishment. Continuing on drivers have a chance to check their clearance in a couple of spots. An overlook stop near the top of this section is where you can watch the show as the 7-rated Milt's Mile vehicles negotiate tough obstacles such as "3-Monkies" and "The Sluice" in the canyon below. The trail will continue on past infamous obstacles such as "Hard Right Turn" and "Hard Left Turn". A short trip along the base of some nice rock formations, including a large hoodoo, and you are out of the canyon. Be sure to stop at this point and enjoy the views looking back. From here, cross over a broken fence line and turn back north. As you descend the mountain back towards the lake there are several additional obstacles to negotiate before the trail ends at Waddy's Corral (formerly Water Tanks).

Photos of Milt's Mile Lite

Milt's Mile Lite
Milt's Mile Lite
Milt's Mile Lite

Difficulty

Trail consisting of loose rock, dirt, and sand with some slickrock surfaces. Some erosion; washes, gulches, and rock steps no higher than 18". Tall tires (33" plus) and limited slip are a plus. 4WD is required. Enhanced suspension travel and good ground clearance are helpful. Good driving skills are a plus.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Tony Carcoba
Apr 22, 2024
SxS
Open
Normal
Great beginners trail, short and sweet with a couple bypasses.
Marc Wallace
Mar 13, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Trail description and onx path is accurate for the most part. With all of these apps, there are always a few spots that will trick you in real life and require getting back on the highlighted path. I started at the water tanks and later saw arrows going the opposite direction so it might be best advised to start at the tunnel especially at busier times. I did the trail solo and had several places I had to get out and make sure I wasn’t going to do something too sketchy. No problems with a Jeep Jk on 37s locked front and rear. Needed the lockers in a few spots. Might have got away without them if I had another set of eyes. Not too difficult but would not go alone without a capable rig or a little bit of experience.
Jeremiah Moss
Sep 23, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

Milt's Mile Lite Trail is located in the Sand Mountain Open Riding OHV Area adjacent (south) of Sand Hollow State Park. The trail can be accessed from the Waddy's Corral (formerly known as the Water Tanks Staging Area) off Sand Hollow Road (Hwy, 7 exits 18) by heading east on the fence line trail (free), from the tunnel at Sand Hollow State Park (park entry fee) or heading west from Green Gate following the fence line trail.

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