Once you crest to the top, you can view Sand Hollow Reservoir and the beautiful cliffs of Zion National Park in the far distance. From the staging area in Hurricane, Participants will go through the Green Gate and over to the trail head. If there are towed rigs in the group, your group will go through the front gate.
The trail stages at the Fairgrounds and once through the Green gate or Tunnel, drivers will navigate a loose sand wash as they get to the trail head. Once you enter the trail, the first obstacle is called The Pinch. As the name implies, there is a wedge that will pinch your vehicle and drivers must get the passenger front tire to the top of the wedge of the right or the vehicle will fall in. Make sure all hands, feet and head are in the vehicle while trying this obstacle because if it falls in the wedge, the vehicle moves in a sudden moment without warning. The Pinch has an obstacle to the left if need be. From the first obstacle there are a series of cracks and wedges that drivers must navigate in order to finish the trail. Lunch is usually held at The Dumper, which is where several vehicles have dumped over onto their side. It contains a series of 3 cracks all at various heights, and an off camber entry to the obstacle. After that is Axle Alley which has claimed several short wheelbase lighter duty axles. From there drivers head over to Lookout Rock which is the highest point of the trail and the last obstacle. Lookout Rock is a very Narrow path to the top with a 40 foot drop on the passenger side of the vehicle. Keep your line to the drivers side as much as possible to avoid severe damage.
This popular trail tends to fill up fast due to it being the newest trail on the mountain.
SceneryIncredible 360 degree vistas of Sand Hollow Reservoir, Zion Park, Pine Valley Mountains (usually snow capped for Winter 4x4 Jamboree), Warner Valley, the Arizona Strip, Hurricane Cliffs, and Hurricane Sand dunes.
SurfaceSand dunes and sandy roads, then slickrock ledges and two-track rocky roads.
Other obstacles are "Flex-it", which forces vehicles into extreme articulation. Diamond Cut which is a 6 foot ledge climb that drops you into a 60 foot long crack with an off camber 8 foot climb at the end. The climb contains a very jagged rock known for peeling body panels off of vehicles that don't pay attention.
Diamond Cut comes into play after The Dumper. From there is Axle Alley and then the obstacle called Rise Above where drivers will make an off camber climb that forces the passenger side into a huge boulder. Once on top of that, you navigate across several large cracks to Lookout Rock.
Trail NotesLength: 10
Min Tire Size: 37+ inches
Front Locker: Yes
Rear Locker: Yes