Question about Smithsonian Butte

Carissa asked on 12/31/2019

I have seen that the reviews say it is about 20 minutes from Zion. Is that the route going the Rockville way? Is it doable without a 4 wheel drive?

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Answered on 12/31/2019:

It is south of Zion and yes on the way to Rockville. You will pass over a cool old bridge and eventually veer to the left on a dirt road. We have a revel van with 4x4 and some people who have big rigs without the boost can camp in the lower area in a few spots and just look wistfully up at the road which leads to greater heights and vistas with amazing views.

Answered on 12/31/2019:

Hi, Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Smithsonian Butte area. I would not recommend trying to go that way without 4WD and good clearance.
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Answered on 12/31/2019:

Hey Carrisa, I would not suggest the Rockville route without 4WD and good ground clearance. The longer way around took about 35 minutes and is mainly flat dirt roads. Have fun!