Hurrah Pass Trail
Paved Road and Graded Dirt Road; Out and Back Type Ride
Views of the Colorado River, petroglyphs, scenic canyon.
33 miles round trip from Moab
The junction of Highway 191and Kane Creek Boulevard in Moab.
From the junction of Highway 191 and Kane Creek Boulevard in Moab, follow Kane Creek Boulevard west to its “Y” with Fifth West. Go left. In about 0.5 mile, the road reaches the Colorado River. The pavement ends after 2 miles at the mouth of Kane Creek Canyon. The road initially parallels the stream, then climbs high above it. Stop at the turnout before the road heads down the switchbacks for a view of the canyon and its surrounding ocean of rock. Try to pick out the route of Kane Creek as it meanders toward the Colorado River. From the pass, it is a quick ride down through a pair of steep switchbacks to Kane Creek. Below the switchbacks is a grove of shady cottonwoods and pouring from the wall along the left side of the road a spring. In another mile, the road passes the mouth of Hunter Canyon. Beyond Hunter Canyon, Kane Creek Canyon opens up into a huge amphitheater. The high point ahead is Anticline Overlook. Hurrah Pass is located below and to the right of the point.
Follow the road over a low hill by some colorful rock formations to where it crosses Kane Creek (may be dry). Ride straight ahead to the “Y” junction. The Kane Creek Canyon 4-wheel drive trail goes left. Take the right fork to Hurrah Pass. From here, it is nearly all uphill. The road follows one of those improbable routes found only in Canyon Country as it snakes its way up a series of narrow Moenkopi Formation ledges. On the way to the pass, you will be rewarded with spectacular red rock country views.
This ride may be shortened by starting at a point farther along the route such as the entrance to Kane Creek Canyon.
* Selected trail information courtesy of Colin Maher/Trail Mix Committee
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