Traffic Along This Route
Out and Back
From Interstate 15, take exit 6 turning left onto Bluff Street heading north. In three miles make, a left onto Sunset Boulevard. Continue west on Sunset for 11 miles as it becomes Old Highway 91. As the road splits for Gunlock Drive, take the left that continues on Old Highway 91. This is the start of your route up Utah Hill. There is roadside parking near the beginning of this route or even better parking and restrooms at Fire Lake Park in Ivins, about 3 miles earlier on Old Highway 91.
Utah Hill is a challenging climb that will push your power and endurance levels to the limit as you wind through the foothills that trace the western border of Utah. As the elevation gain increases, so do the spectacular views back towards St. George and Santa Clara. Done as an out-and-back route, the ride back down the hill is a rollercoaster of thrills and adrenaline. Take in the red cliffs and towering peaks of Red Mountain and Snow Canyon as you cruise back to the valley floor. Greater Zion has many scenic road routes, but this one ranks among the very best.