Driving Directions: Exit Zion National Park, driving East on State Route 9. 2.5 miles after leaving the East Entrance, turn left on North Fork Road. After 5 miles, the pavement ends at Ponderosa Resort. Continue on a rough, unmaintained, dirt road for another 13 miles to a bridge. Turn left at T, then drive 1/4 mile to Chamberlain’s Ranch main gate. Enter and close gate.
This and the first 3 miles of the hike are private property. Please do not defecate, collect walking sticks, or disturb this property (locally enforced). North Fork Road is impassible after heavy rains, even with 4-wheel drive. Even in good conditions, cars with low clearance may not survive the ruts and rocks. It is worth hiring a trailhead shuttle to avoid the three-hour round-trip to retrieve your car after the 16-mile hike.