Hotel Rock Trail, Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge


9:00am to 4:00pm

Meeting Place

Four Corners Adventures - Blanding


$199/adult and $139/15 & Under


This trail is not for the faint hearted.  One of the toughest 4x4 trails in the region with steep slickrock climbs, ledges and drops.  Scenery is second to none and trail ends at the Hotel Rock Anasazi Ruins.  Hotel Rock Ruins are dwellings likely used by hunters who climbed out of the canyons to get food for their families.  Ruins and beautiful scenery with a shot of adrenaline.  We do not allow our rentals on this trail without a guide.



Meet at the Four Corners Adventures shop in Blanding, Utah at 245 E Center Street at 8:45 am.  Your guide will brief you on the day, answer questions and go over some safety items.  9 am we load up the Jeeps and head out of town.  30 minutes on the scenic Highway 95 and we are at the trailhead for Hotel Rock.  We’ll shift into 4-low and we’re crawling up loose rock and ledges gaining ~300ft. to the rim of Arch Canyon.  Looking down on the Arch Canyon 4x4 trail and beaver ponds will have you ready to book another day to do this trail.


From here you may wonder where the trail went as the rock is only marked by small cairns (stacks of rocks).  It is not uncommon for Jeeps to get off trail, but you’re in good hands.  We’ll climb off camber ledges and hopefully keep at least 3 wheels on the ground at all times.  Our first named obstacle is the rock hugger.  A narrow ledge must be passed with a wall on one side and a ravine on the opposite side.  An easy obstacle, but frightening position.  You are probably wondering at this point if we are close the top of the mesa as we are still climbing we’ll come to another beautiful overlook of another section of Arch Canyon.


The biggest obstacle, Up and Over is here and is exactly what it sounds like.  So far we’ve been on the trail for about 1.5 hours though it’ll feel like 30 minutes.  The trails starts to ease up as the rock gives away to dirt and Hotel Rock can now be seen on top of the mesa.  Once we reach Hotel Rock we’ll get out and stretch our legs to see the ruins.  After viewing the ruins we’ll serve lunch with a great view of Comb Ridge which stretches as far as the eye can see.  Energetic groups may opt for a short hike to climb on top of Hotel Rock for a 360 degree view.  After lunch we load back in the Jeeps and its back the way we came.  Each previous obstacle now feel completely different as we descend down the mesa towards Comb Wash.  We’ll arrive back in Blanding at approximately 4 pm.

Meeting Place

Blanding Office:

Four Corners Adventures

254 E Center Street

Blanding, Utah 84511


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Bluff Office:

Wild Rivers Expeditions

2625 South Highway 191

Bluff, Utah 84512


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