Deadman Point

The Deadman Point Trail visits the interesting area south of the Spring Canyon Bottom Road as it approaches its drop into Spring Canyon. This country is bordered by Hellroaring Canyon on the south and the Green River on the west. There are occasional challenges for stock vehicles but this tour was planned to be scenic, relaxed, family four-wheeling for those more interested in scenery than 4x4 challenges. It is an excellent choice for novices and grizzled veterans looking for a relaxing day with new sights. Mileage is approximately 90 miles total, 32 off improved roads.


Two or three overlooks of the Green River will be visited. Glimpses of lower Hellroaring Canyon are a treat, and in the distance the large rock formation named Cleopatra's Chair in the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park can be viewed. If conditions are right, one can enjoy the sight of birds floating on the thermals at some of the overlooks.


There are some easy rock and dirt sections, occasional small ledges, a twisting descent that demands a driver's attention, some slickrock out near the viewpoints, and a couple sections of sandy two track.

Trail Details

One or two ledges may require a carefully chosen line to avoid scraping a skidplate or rear bumper on vehicles with a long overhang, but this trail is mainly about the views. The distant vistas are spectacular, and peering down to the Green River at the overlooks is a treat as well.


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Trail Notes

Length: 90 total, 32 off highway
Min Tire Size: stock
Winch: No
Front Locker: No
Rear Locker: No

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