Last updated: November 30, 2021
Thing to Do
Drive the Tour of Tilted Rocks
Tour of the Tilted Rocks is a 10 mile (16 km) scenic drive along the Cub Creek Road. The road begins at the Quarry Visitor Center north of Jensen, Utah, and ends at Josie's Cabin. Guidebooks are available for a small fee at either visitor center, or at a self-service post near the monument's entrance station.
Features along the route include petroglyph and pictograph panels, the Josie Bassett Morris cabin built in 1913, and fantastic views of geologic layers. A short spur road takes you to the Split Mountain Campground and Boat Launch where you can see the Green River leaving Split Mountain Canyon or watch river rafters arriving after a whitewater journey through the monument. Wildlife may occasionally be seen, including mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, prairie dogs, and many bird species.
The first 8 miles (13 km) of the Cub Creek Road are paved. The last 2 miles (3 km) are unpaved, but maintained and accessible to most vehicles. The unpaved section is not recommended for low-clearance vehicles. The last 4 miles (6 km) of the drive may be impassable in winter.
Fuel, food, and other services are not available along this route. The nearest services are in Jensen, Utah, 7 miles (11 km) south of the Quarry Visitor Center.
All overlooks are paved and accessible to wheelchairs. Many sites of interest (such as petroglyph and pictograph sites) are not wheelchair accessible. Binoculars are helpful for viewing these sites at a distance.
Restrooms are available in the following locations along the drive:
- Quarry Visitor Center
- Split Mountain Campground
- Green River Campground (closed seasonally)
- Josie's Cabin