Hurrah Pass

Moab, Utah

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3 Reviews
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The route travels along the Colorado River, through a deep canyon along a creek and up to the saddle between the Colorado River and Kane Springs Canyon, a beautiful tight canyon that opens up to present you with the classic American Southwestern landscape. Attractions include colorful and very impressive geological formations sculpted from the Ricok, Moencopi, Chinle, Wingate, Kayenta, and Navajo geological layers. There are many petroglyphs and a variety of wildlife to photograph as you head up Kane Springs Canyon. The ride culminates in spectacular views of the Colorado River Gorge. Trail Surface: Maintained county road and rugged 4WD track. Bedrock ledges, sand, and loose rock. Can be very rough after rains.
Mountain Biking Moab

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Mountain Biking Moab

by Lee Bridgers (Falcon Guides)

The route travels along the Colorado River, through a deep canyon along a creek and up to the saddle between the Colorado River and Kane Springs Canyon, a beautiful tight canyon that opens up to present you with the classic American Southwestern landscape.

Attractions include colorful and very impressive geological formations sculpted from the Ricok, Moencopi, Chinle, Wingate, Kayenta, and Navajo geological layers. There are many petroglyphs and a variety of wildlife to photograph as you head up Kane Springs Canyon. The ride culminates in spectacular views of the Colorado River Gorge. Trail Surface: Maintained county road and rugged 4WD track. Bedrock ledges, sand, and loose rock. Can be very rough after rains.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 29
Elevation Gain: 3,628 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3-7 hours
Season: Year-round but best spring & fall
Trailhead Elevation: 4,000 feet
Top Elevation: 4,700 feet
Local Contacts: Moab Bike Patrol, c/o BLM, 435-259-2196
Local Maps: USGS Moab and Trough Springs Canyon; Moab West Trail Map; Moab Recreation Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Hurrah Pass

Recent Trail Reviews

8/16/2010
1

I thoroughly enjoyed this ride. I began at the McDonald's just outside of my hotel while it was still dark. My reward was a long sun rise and trail privacy. The only other riders I saw were just beginning as I was ending. My total ride time for the out-and-back was 2:49:49 and my Edge 500 read 1529 calories. I did not have a problem eating dust as the other reviewer did, except on the final ascent to the pass a little got into my contact lenses. Because I started at McDonald's, I had an enjoyable combination of concrete and easy to ride dirt roads. If you are like me and enjoy great scenery, a variety of single and double track, dirt and paved, with a difficulty level that is not much beyond my local ride around the city river, then you may enjoy this ride as much as I did. Another plus was that the trail is very easy to follow. As Rider Mel says in his 4th Mountain Bike Guide to Moab you'd have "more chance of getting lost in frozen food section at City Market". It was a great introduction to Moab riding, and I look forward to doing it again.


9/7/2004
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3/28/2002
0

This ride is entirely on road & that was its main disadvantage. We ate dust almost constantly. A strong headwind coming back also detracted from our enjoyment. Althought the canyon is attractive & there's a nice view of the river at the end, there are many other area rides I enjoy more.



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