Northeast of Kanab and south of Cannonville in the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, the Upper Hackberry Canyon trail runs through a scenic canyon at the headwaters to Hackberry Creek. The route starts in a narrow slot of red Najavo Sandstone before opening up into a broad riparian meadow of cottonwoods, sagebrush, tamarisk and yellow primrose.
To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Kanab, head east on US89 for about 40 miles. Turn left heading north on Cottonwood Canyon Road (FS400) for about 30 miles. Past the turnoff for Grosvenor Arch, the trailhead is on the left off FS422.
To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Cannonville, head south on Cottonwood Canyon Road (FS400) for about 15 miles. The trailhead is on the right off FS422.
Overall, Hackberry Canyon is the 24th most popular mountain bike trail of all 74 mountain biking rides in Utah.