Rattlesnake Canyon provides outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation. Geologic features in this area include arches, spires, windows, giant alcoves and desert patina. To the south are pinon-juniper covered mesas which slope downward to the Colorado River. – BLM Overview
- Out & Back
- Dog Friendly
This trailhead requires at least a high clearance vehicle to reach, with 4x4 recommended. The last two miles are especially rough. If wet, the road is not passable, so be sure to check conditions. It is common to start this route further down #7142, so understand your actual travel distance may be greater than the depicted route.
The Upper Road access is open from April 15 to August 14. The Lower Road access is open from August 15 to February 14. Motorized travel is prohibited from February 15 - April 15 each year (weather permitting).