Milt's Mile Lite

Total Miles


1145.31 ft


3 Hours

Technical Rating



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).


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.

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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.