Hells Revenge


The Hell’s Revenge Trail is located on the eastern outskirts of town of Moab. To get to the trailhead from the center of town, go south on US 191, turn left onto 300 South, and right on 400 East. Then immediately bear left onto Millcreek Drive. When Millcreek Drive forks off to the right (just under 1 mile), continue straight ahead onto Sand Flats Road. In about 1.5 miles, you will come to the entrance to Sand Flats Recreation Area, where you will have to pay a small fee per vehicle to enter. After passing through the entrance, you will turn left onto the trail. You can either air down here, or wait till you climb up and over the "cub’s back" (as I call it); it looks like a baby "Lion’s Back". Ranging in elevation from only 4,400 to 4,700 feet, the trail contains a good variety of slick rock, ledge climbs & descents, boulder fields, and a scenic overlooks. To the left of waypoint HR07 is a great view of the Lion’s Back; a very STEEP and very NARROW razor’s edge climb up, 98-point turn around, and then back down! Note: The Lion’s Back is NOT part of the Hell’s Revenge Trail. In addition to several boulder fields and ledge climbs, the Black Hole and the Hot Tub are in the vicinity of waypoint HR21. The Black Hole is simply a steep descent of maybe 12 feet or so, followed by a climb back out. The Hot Tub, on the other hand, is twice as deep and twice as steep (both into and out of). The first time we rode this trail, we witnessed a spectacular rear roll over in the Hot Tub by the only vehicle to attempt it! At waypoint HR26 is Tip-Over Hill, an off-camber ledge climb. To exit the trail, you must navigate through a short boulder field within a narrow canyon, which is just underneath the southwest side of the Lion’s Back. The trail is a little over 6 miles and takes approximately 3 – 4 hours or so to complete.

Difficulty Rating:  Two (2) Moderate
(based on my personal rating scale on the Trails Page)

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Here are a couple pictures from the Hell's Revenge Trail.  
On the left,  descending into the Black Hole.  On the right, we drew quite an audience for the "escape"!

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Cumm. Dist.






N38° 34.529'

W109° 31.396'



.03 mi

.03 mi

66° (ENE)

N38° 34.540'

W109° 31.366'



.32 mi

.35 mi

312° (NW)

N38° 34.726'

W109° 31.635'



.04 mi

.39 mi

4° (N)

N38° 34.762'

W109° 31.631'



.04 mi

.44 mi

236°SW ()

N38° 34.740'

W109° 31.673'



.07 mi

.51 mi

297° (WNW)

N38° 34.769'

W109° 31.743'



.13 mi

.64 mi

346° (NNW)

N38° 34.879'

W109° 31.780'



.10 mi

.74 mi

18° (NNE)

N38° 34.959'

W109° 31.747'



.24 mi

.98 mi

304° (WNW)

N38° 35.074'

W109° 31.967'



.05 mi

1.03 mi

43° (NE)

N38° 35.106'

W109° 31.929'



.23 mi

1.26 mi

334° (NNW)

N38° 35.286'

W109° 32.041'



.30 mi

1.55 mi

7° (N)

N38° 35.541'

W109° 31.999'



.40 mi

1.96 mi

8° (N)

N38° 35.886'

W109° 31.939'



.24 mi

2.20 mi

344° (NNW)

N38° 36.090'

W109° 32.015'



.10 mi

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24° (NNE)

N38° 36.172'

W109° 31.969'



.30 mi

2.60 mi

337° (NNW)

N38° 36.409'

W109° 32.097'



.30 mi

2.90 mi

157° (SSE)

N38° 36.169'

W109° 31.969'



.10 mi

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205° (SSW)

N38° 36.092'

W109° 32.015'



.44 mi

3.44 mi

229° (SW)

N38° 35.842'

W109° 32.387'



.29 mi

3.73 mi

253° (WSW)

N38° 35.770'

W109° 32.694'



.27 mi

4.00 mi

160° (SSE)

N38° 35.546'

W109° 32.588'



.12 mi

4.12 mi

41° (NE)

N38° 35.624'

W109° 32.503'



.20 mi

4.32 mi

94° (E)

N38° 35.611'

W109° 32.282'



.12 mi

4.44 mi

215° SW()

N38° 35.523'

W109° 32.361'



.15 mi

4.59 mi

159° (SSE)

N38° 35.400'

W109° 32.302'



.26 mi

4.86 mi

221° (SW)

N38° 35.227'

W109° 32.496'



.12 mi

4.98 mi

184° (S)

N38° 35.119'

W109° 32.506'



.50 mi

5.48 mi

130° (SE)

N38° 34.841'

W109° 32.084'



.40 mi

5.88 mi

149° (SSE)

N38° 34.540'

W109° 31.857'



.22 mi

6.11 mi

120° (ESE)

N38° 34.444'

W109° 31.643'

Notice: Off-highway travel is by its very nature potentially dangerous and could result in property damage, injury, or even death.  If you drive any of the trails on this web site, you acknowledge these risks and assume full responsibility.  You are the final judge as to whether a trail is safe to drive, whether your vehicle is capable of the journey, and whether your skills are up to the challenge.  The publisher of this web site disclaims any and all liability for property damage, bodily injury, or death that could occur to you or any of your passengers.  To the best of my knowledge, the information contained on this page was accurate as of the time I road this trail during the Spring of 2002.   However, things change over time.  And portions of this trail may no longer be legally accessible to motorized vehicles.  Therefore, please be good stewards of our sport--always stay on designated trails . . . and always, always remember to Tread Lightly!

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