Contact & Reservations
No reservations are needed for breakfast or lunch.
From mid-March through the end of November, we are open 7 days a week for dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and breakfast is served from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
We are open for lunch! From 11:30 until 2:30 p.m., seven days a week we will be serving up farm fare and handmade delights. Join us!
Hell’s Backbone Grill now offers full-service catering for any occasion. Please call or email us for a custom quote.
Hell's Backbone Grill is located at No. 20 North Highway 12, on the grounds of the Boulder Mountain Lodge in Boulder, Utah.
For custom driving directions from any location (using Google Maps), please click here.
Please note that because of our remote location and the varying conditions of some of the lesser-traveled roads, online maps and even GPS units may not always provide the most flexible and up-to-the-minute guidance, especially during road outages or extreme weather. Also, cell phones don't work on much of the journey. As such, we recommend you print out this page and bring it with you, and always check the weather forecast and road conditions before leaving.
From Salt Lake City:
(Approx. travel time: 4 1/2 Hours)
Take I 80 East to I 15 South. I 15 South to 50 South in Scipio. 50 South to 89 South in Salina. 89 South to 24 East in Sigurd. 24 East to Scenic Hwy. 12 in Torrey then over the mountain to Boulder.
From Las Vegas:
(Approx. travel time: 6 Hours)
Take I 15 North to 9 East in Hurricane (just North of St.George). 9 East to 89 North at Mount Carmel Junction. 89 North to 12 East, past Bryce Canyon National Park through Escalante to Boulder.
(Approx. travel time: 7 hours)
Take US-89/Route 66 North out of Flagstaff. Merge onto US-89 N. Turn RIGHT onto S 100 E/ US-89/ 100 ST E. Continue to follow US-89. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto UT-12. Follow Hwy 12 into Boulder.
ALT Route: Turn RIGHT onto ROAD 400/ COTTONWOOD RD. (Approx. travel time 5 hours) Continue to follow ROAD 400. ROAD 400 becomes S KODACHROME DR. Turn RIGHT onto UT-12. Follow Hwy 12 into Boulder. If you have a vehicle with four wheel clearance, the Cottonwood Canyon Road can cut your travel time. Please call to see if this route is passable. It has been known to flood during the rainy season. Check with the BML ranger station in Big Water, right before the Cottonwood Canyon Road turnoff. If you wish to stay on paved roads or weather conditions are bad, continue through to Kanab on US-89. For Cottonwood Road Conditions, call the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center at 435-826-5499 or visit the Bureau of Land Management website.
From Grand Canyon:
(Approx. travel time: 7 Hours)
From the South ENTRANCE RD/ AZ-64 N/ US-180 N toward AZ-64 S/ US-180 South. Continue to follow AZ-64 North. Turn LEFT onto US-89. Continue to follow US-89. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto UT-12. Follow Hwy 12 into Boulder. (SEE Flagstaff for possible ALT Route--to reduce travel time).
(Approx. travel time: 3 1/2 Hours)
Travel North on Hwy 191 to Crescent Junction. At I-70, Take I-70 West to exit 147. Hwy 24 Hanksville. Follow signs to Capitol Reef National Park, go through the park to the town of Torrey where you intersect Hwy 12. Follow Hwy 12 over the mountain to Boulder.
(Approx. travel time: 9 Hours)
From SKY HARBOR Airport. Get onto I-10 West. Merge onto I-17 N via exit number 143A toward FLAGSTAFF. Merge onto I-40 E via exit number 340A toward WINSLOW/ ALBUQUERQUE. Take the exit toward AZ-89/ PAGE/ GRAND CANYON. Turn LEFT onto COUNTRY CLUB DR/ I-40 BL. Merge onto US-89 N. Turn RIGHT onto S 100 E/ US-89/ 100 ST E. Continue to follow US-89. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto UT-12. Follow Hwy 12 into Boulder. (SEE Flagstaff for possible ALT Route--to reduce travel time)