When driving from Kanab, UT towards the House Rock Valley Road, Delorme Topo always suggested to take a shortcut via Five Mile Mountain Road. In 2008 we thought, we will give it a try. Five Mile Mountain Road is an easy gravel road, which starts from US89 and connects to HRVR.

The map at the bottom of the page shows the trail, we were driving and the Delorme Topo version.

The trail starts very easy on a higher plateau:

Five Mile Mountain Road, Paria Plateau, AZ

Soon one is slightly coming towards House Rock Valley Road. In the background wellknown structures can be seen:

Five Mile Mountain Road, Paria Plateau, AZ

Here a view towards the Coyote Buttes region:

Five Mile Mountain Road, Paria Plateau, AZ

And here towards Jack Riggs Bench/Paria Rimrocks:

Five Mile Mountain Road, Paria Plateau, AZ
Five Mile Mountain Road, Paria Plateau, AZ

Now the trail slowly climbs down……

Five Mile Mountain Road, Paria Plateau, AZ

….before it is going much steeper towards House Rock Valley Road:

Five Mile Mountain Road, Paria Plateau, AZ
When seeing this sign post, you reached House Rock Valley Road:
Five Mile Mountain Road, Paria Plateau, AZ

Overall this is a soft route, which could be driven without using 4WD. From the top one can have great views to the surrounding regions.

For a better orientation, one can downlload a gpx file of this trip:

Tracklog: Five Mile Mountain Road, Paria Plateau (106 downloads)

And here is an overview of the area, we visited: