Papa Smurf is a modified version of the old lesser-known trail on Sand Mountain "Smurfette." Nestled in the area between Front Range and The Fallen are a bunch of ledges, waterfalls, and ravines that make up Papa Smurf. Some of which obstacles have no bypasses forcing the trail at an 8 difficulty rating.
Iconic Sand Mountain red rock and sand trails.
Multiple ledges, waterfalls and ravines - many with no bypass
The trail starts from the Fenceline Road near East Rim. After dropping down and cutting across the finish line of Front Range, you'll soon be placed on obstacles unique to Papa Smurf. After crossing a challenging rock ravine that requires full commitment to drive out of, you'll begin switching back and forth through some fun and challenging waterfalls, the trail pops out next to the classic Chute of Double Sammy. The trail then drops down what is commonly used as a connector trail towards the entrance of The Fallen, only to double back up the hill to follow a challenging wash back to the top of the ridge to finish the trail.