Valley of the Gods Jeep Road
ElevationAscent: 563' 172 m
Descent: -1,415' -431 m
High: 5,301' 1,616 m
Low: 4,443' 1,354 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“A gravel road that winds though geological wonders.”— Eric Ashley
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
• There is no source of water on this route and shade is pretty much non-existent.
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From the west, the road starts off of Highway 261 at the footstep of the imposing Cedar Mesa. The gradual descent over the first four miles comes to an end at a large wash crossing.
After the wash, the road begins to climb north toward Balanced Rock / Lady in a Tub and many other towering examples of the spectacular stratigraphy in the area. The climbing ends at Castle Butte at the nine-mile mark. Two miles of mellow descending bring riders along the east side of Battleship Rock.
The next couple miles proceed as near-level rolling terrain that steepen a little for the final ride out. Along the way, Rooster Butte, Setting Hen Butte, and the Seven Sailors all add their outlines to the impressive landscape.
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Land Manager: BLM Utah - Monticello Field Office