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This Terrifying Bridge in Utah Will Make Your Stomach Drop

If you’re looking for a scenic drive, Utah has plenty to offer. One great example is Hell’s Backbone Road, which stretches from Escalante to Boulder (about 38 miles). The gravel road is narrow and winding, eventually climbing to an elevation of more than 9,000 feet. About halfway through the drive, you’ll come to Hell’s Backbone Bridge.

This video, posted by Sticky on YouTube, shows aerial footage of the bridge, canyon and vista.

The bridge is so narrow, that if one car stops, everyone else has to stop and wait. You can see an example of this at the 20 second mark.

Have you ever driven Hell’s Backbone Road?

Catherine Rees
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.