While it’s a bit of a drive to this spot, the breathtaking views are ample payback.
Directions: From Nelson to the lookout, you will drive among 1,500-foot limestone cliffs and stark rock spires. The top gives you a 360º panorama. Take I-15 Exit 200 and go east for 5.2 miles. Turn right onto Lake Helena Drive at the stop sign where the roads join. Drive .4 miles to the Helena Causeway Fishing Access Site. Cross the causeway and drive for 1.8 miles to a left-hand turn. In a little less than 3 miles, you will come to York Road. Turn left and drive about 3 miles to York Bridge across the Missouri. Go another 3 miles to the town of York. At York turn north to Nelson and drive about 15 miles to an open saddle, Indian Flats. This is the divide between the Trout Creek and Beaver Creek drainages. Go right at the saddle and continue about 3 miles to the Hogback mountain Lookout.