Hell’s Backbone Escalante Utah

Hell’s Backbone road is an approximately 35 mile road created in 1935 by the CCC. The road travels from Escalante to Boulder Utah through the mountains reaching a height of around 9500 feet. It is just an awesome drive, though not for the faint of heart. The Hell’s Backbone Bridge is approximately half way through the road and is incredible, with 1500 foot drops on both sides of the bridge. This is the 3rd bridge to occupy the site, the first being two tall cedar trees felled by the CCC team so they could get their Cat and air compressor across the gorge. I highly recommend this side trip to anyone in the area, the views match any of the local National Parks and the forest is quiet and soothing. Link to pictures:Hell’s Backbone Road Escalante Utah

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