The Hellís Backbone Rd. is a 38 mile drive that dumps you out on Rt. 12 about three miles south of Boulder. We found the road easily since it is well marked at the north end of Escalante. It starts out as a back street but then turns to gravel as you head out of town. It was wide and dusty. Just as we left town, Sharon spotted a small hawk on one side of the road and I spotted another in a tree on the other side. We stopped and watched them as they eyed us warily.