Hurrah Pass

Moab, Utah 84532

Hurrah Pass

Hurrah Pass Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Hurrah Pass Reviews

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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.
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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Trail Information

Nearby City
3,628 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty
3-7 hours
Year-round but best spring & fall
4,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,700 feet
Top Elevation
Moab Bike Patrol, c/o BLM, 435-259-2196
Local Contacts
USGS Moab and Trough Springs Canyon; Moab West Trail Map; Moab Recreation Map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018