Old Ward Canyon Road

Total Miles


2,048.86 ft


2 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a beautiful, narrow, rocky road with large loose rocks. It travels through the trees and scrub oak and takes you to an incredible view overlooking north Salt Lake and Bountiful. There is a steep drop on one side most of the way along this road and at times, a steep slope up along the other side of the road. The challenging areas do not have a bypass. You must have high clearance. There are very few places to turn around. There are a few areas of higher challenge that have sloped, jagged, rocky drops of 18-24 inches in the road. The road has some areas that are rutted but most of the time there is room to stay up out of them. This is an out-and-back road.

Photos of Old Ward Canyon Road

Old Ward Canyon Road
Old Ward Canyon Road
Old Ward Canyon Road


You must have higher clearance for this road. There are rocky ledges and drops, some of which are off-camber. There are no spots to turn around unless you have a smaller SXS.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Ramos Pacheco
Nov 20, 2023

Access Description

By taking Ward Canyon Road, the trailhead will be on the east side of the road, with parking, loading, and unloading on the west side of the road.

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