Trails

Title Run Date Trail Difficulty Trail Rating Price
Honeymoon Trail/Gooseberry Mesa more

The Honeymoon Trail derived its name from the time during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many engaged Mormon couples from southeastern Utah traveled the wagon road that took them to the St. George temple to be married, thereby enjoying their honeymoons on the trail during the return trip to their homes.  This historic trail still has several original rock walls built to fortify the road as it ascends the canyon walls from Warner Valley to the top of the Hurricane Cliffs.  This trail is easily travelled by stock high clearance 4x4 vehicles. When finished with the Honeymoon Trail, riders will venture over to Gooseberry Mesa for different perspective of both the Hurricane Valley and Zion National Park.

Scenery

The trail starts with a trip through the Warner Valley with views of the West Rim and East Rim above and the historic Fort Pearce to the south.  After turning north, the trail comes to the base of the Hurricane Cliffs, then climbs up to the top via a couple of scenic canyons where the ruins of rock retaining walls are visible beneath the original route.  On top, there are pastoral farmlands as the route turns north along the top of the cliffs.  Before returning to Hurricane City, the route diverts to an interesting rock formation named "Molly's Nipple."  From Wikipedia: "Sources claim there are eleven geological features in Utah that bear this name. At least some of those names are attributed to John Kitchen – a pioneer of an early exploration of Utah, who named them to commemorate a nipple of his wife (or his bride according to some sources) Molly.

Surface

Two-track wagon road with several eroded ledgy areas that are a  bit off camber.  

Trail Details

The Honeymoon Trail follows Fort Pearce Wash and heads north through the Warner Valley into St. George.  This scenic drive will take you along the old wagon road and through Warner Valley underneath the towering sandstone cliffs.  There is a steep climb up to to the foot of the cliffs, then a rocky road that winds its way up two canyons in the Hurricane Cliffs.  Just before the top of the climb, there is an off-camber section with a couple of small ledges to climb before reaching the top.  The route from the top is mostly two-wheel drive, unless there has been recent inclement weather, which may create muddy conditions.

Honeymoon Trail/Gooseberry Mesa

Date: Saturday, October 9th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9AM
Location: O'Reilly Auto Parts - 835 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Trail: Honeymoon Trail/Gooseberry Mesa
Rated: 3

Sat Oct. 9th, 2021 Mild 3 $50.00
Dinosaur Tracks more

The Warner Valley Dinosaur Tracks are some of the most impressive in the area! There are at least three different types of dinosaur tracks evident in the rock strata. According to the archeologists who have studied the area, there are over 400 fossilized tracks! Not only is this a fun and easy trip with a easy and short hike with great historical value, but the area is shockingly beautiful! On your drive you will pass flaming red mountains and colorful clay filled rolling hills. The tracks are just a short walk from the parking lot! The trail heads up a small rise and then drops into a dry wash. The dry wash leads down to the dino tracks! Go walk with the Dinosaurs!

Scenery

Starting at the base of Hurricane Cliffs, the views on this trail just keep getting better!  There are great views of Warner Valley in the foreground and the Arizona Strip in the background along the East Rim.  As you reach the West Rim, there are also views of St. George city and the Red Cliffs area, with the Pine Valley Mountains west of the trail. 

Surface

Two-track road with some ledges, up to 12".  Sand dunes crossing with some uphill sand requiring momentum and wheel speed. 

Trail Details

Dinosaur Tracks (Trail Hero Style) is a about 15 mile outs and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah that offers scenic views and is a great drive for stock four-wheel drive rigs. The trail is primarily used for camping and is accessible year-round.

Date: Saturday, October 9th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Location: Walgreens, 1235 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Trail: Dinosaur Tracks
Rated: 3

Sat Oct. 9th, 2021 Mild 3 $50.00
4x4 101 Driving Class By Atturo Tires more

::: 4x4 101 by Atturo Tires :::

This is your opportunity to hone your off-roading skills by learning from the Professionals at the Off-Road Driving School!  We have arranged with a local company of Professional Off Road Instructors to teach the basic skills necessary for safe and rewarding off-road experiences.  

They will cover safety, equipment and driving skills in this 6 hour course.  You will drive your own vehicle over some of the sand and rock trails here in Sand Mountain while learning from the experts. 

Expect to pay triple this amount if done in any other venue!

Scenery

The Best!

Surface

Sand dunes, Rocks and washboard roads.

Trail Details

No major obstacles will be required on this trail.  There may be some optional "play" areas if you and your instructor agree!

Date: Friday, October 8th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging/Breakfast, Departure at 10 AM
Staging Location: BASH Restaurant at Sand Hollow (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: 4x4 101 Training

Fri Oct. 8th, 2021 Mild 2 $50.00
Toquerville Falls Day Run more

This easy SUV trail goes to an awesome set of waterfalls on La Verkin Creek.  In the winter the falls vary in depth, but you can usually pull out and get a snapshot of your vehicle fording the creek above the falls.  There are a few bonus stops along the way back. One stop is to the Toquerville Towers, perched on a steep mountaintop above I-15 and the small town of Toquerville.  The next stop will be at the Babylon Mill.  This is an abandoned mill located on the banks of the Virgin River just north of La Verkin. The last stops are at historic silver mines and graveyard in the Silver Reef area.

Scenery

The road from Toquerville to the falls is very scenic, with great views to Kolob Canyon area to the north.  Toquerville Falls are a set of horseshoe shaped falls that drop into a nice grotto.  From Toquerville Towers there are panoramic views of parts of Zion Park, Pine Valley Mountains, Leeds, Silver Reef, Sand Mountain, and Hurricane Cliffs.  The Babylon Mill is in a pretty spot along the Virgin River.  Watch for Desert Tortoise along the way to the Mill, as this is in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.  The mines at Silver Reef are at the base of beautiful red rock cliffs with Pine Valley Mountains towering above them.

Surface

Most of the roads are paved.  There are several miles of bumpy dirt road, and a steep rocky climb up to the towers.  The road down to Toquerville Falls may have erosion, but is usually passable by stock SUV's.  The road to Babylon is graded sand.

Trail Details

The access road down to Toquerville Falls may have some washouts, but there are bypasses to them.  The road to the towers is steep and rocky, but it is maintained.  There may be soft sand on the road to Babylon Mills.  This trail is passable by stock SUV vehicles with lowered tire pressures

Date: Friday, October 8th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10AM
Location: Maverik Gas Station, 460 N State St, La Verkin, UT 84745
Trail: Toquerville Falls Day Trip

Fri Oct. 8th, 2021 Mild 2 $50.00
Dinosaur Tracks more

The Warner Valley Dinosaur Tracks are some of the most impressive in the area! There are at least three different types of dinosaur tracks evident in the rock strata. According to the archeologists who have studied the area, there are over 400 fossilized tracks! Not only is this a fun and easy trip with a easy and short hike with great historical value, but the area is shockingly beautiful! On your drive you will pass flaming red mountains and colorful clay filled rolling hills. The tracks are just a short walk from the parking lot! The trail heads up a small rise and then drops into a dry wash. The dry wash leads down to the dino tracks! Go walk with the Dinosaurs!

Scenery

Starting at the base of Hurricane Cliffs, the views on this trail just keep getting better!  There are great views of Warner Valley in the foreground and the Arizona Strip in the background along the East Rim.  As you reach the West Rim, there are also views of St. George city and the Red Cliffs area, with the Pine Valley Mountains west of the trail. 

Surface

Two-track road with some ledges, up to 12".  Sand dunes crossing with some uphill sand requiring momentum and wheel speed. 

Trail Details

Dinosaur Tracks (Trail Hero Style) is a about 15 mile outs and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah that offers scenic views and is a great drive for stock four-wheel drive rigs. The trail is primarily used for camping and is accessible year-round.

Date: Friday, October 8th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Location: Walgreens, 1235 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Trail: Dinosaur Tracks
Rated: 3

Fri Oct. 8th, 2021 Mild 3 $50.00
Toquerville Falls Day Run more

This easy SUV trail goes to an awesome set of waterfalls on La Verkin Creek.  In the winter the falls vary in depth, but you can usually pull out and get a snapshot of your vehicle fording the creek above the falls.  There are a few bonus stops along the way back. One stop is to the Toquerville Towers, perched on a steep mountaintop above I-15 and the small town of Toquerville.  The next stop will be at the Babylon Mill.  This is an abandoned mill located on the banks of the Virgin River just north of La Verkin. The last stops are at historic silver mines and graveyard in the Silver Reef area.

Scenery

The road from Toquerville to the falls is very scenic, with great views to Kolob Canyon area to the north.  Toquerville Falls are a set of horseshoe shaped falls that drop into a nice grotto.  From Toquerville Towers there are panoramic views of parts of Zion Park, Pine Valley Mountains, Leeds, Silver Reef, Sand Mountain, and Hurricane Cliffs.  The Babylon Mill is in a pretty spot along the Virgin River.  Watch for Desert Tortoise along the way to the Mill, as this is in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.  The mines at Silver Reef are at the base of beautiful red rock cliffs with Pine Valley Mountains towering above them.

Surface

Most of the roads are paved.  There are several miles of bumpy dirt road, and a steep rocky climb up to the towers.  The road down to Toquerville Falls may have erosion, but is usually passable by stock SUV's.  The road to Babylon is graded sand.

Trail Details

The access road down to Toquerville Falls may have some washouts, but there are bypasses to them.  The road to the towers is steep and rocky, but it is maintained.  There may be soft sand on the road to Babylon Mills.  This trail is passable by stock SUV vehicles with lowered tire pressures

Date: Thursday, October 7th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10AM
Location: Maverik Gas Station, 460 N State St, La Verkin, UT 84745
Trail: Toquerville Falls Day Trip

Thurs Oct. 7th, 2021 Mild 2 $50.00
Toquerville Falls Sunset Tour more

This easy SUV trail goes to an awesome set of waterfalls on La Verkin Creek.  In the winter the falls vary in depth, but you can usually pull out and get a snapshot of your vehicle fording the creek above the falls.  There are a few bonus stops along the way back. One stop is to the Toquerville Towers, perched on a steep mountaintop above I-15 and the small town of Toquerville.  The next stop will be at the Babylon Mill.  This is an abandoned mill located on the banks of the Virgin River just north of La Verkin. The last stops are at historic silver mines and graveyard in the Silver Reef area.

Scenery

The road from Toquerville to the falls is very scenic, with great views to Kolob Canyon area to the north.  Toquerville Falls are a set of horseshoe shaped falls that drop into a nice grotto.  From Toquerville Towers there are panoramic views of parts of Zion Park, Pine Valley Mountains, Leeds, Silver Reef, Sand Mountain, and Hurricane Cliffs.  The Babylon Mill is in a pretty spot along the Virgin River.  Watch for Desert Tortoise along the way to the Mill, as this is in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.  The mines at Silver Reef are at the base of beautiful red rock cliffs with Pine Valley Mountains towering above them.

Surface

Most of the roads are paved.  There are several miles of bumpy dirt road, and a steep rocky climb up to the towers.  The road down to Toquerville Falls may have erosion, but is usually passable by stock SUV's.  The road to Babylon is graded sand.

Trail Details

The access road down to Toquerville Falls may have some washouts, but there are bypasses to them.  The road to the towers is steep and rocky, but it is maintained.  There may be soft sand on the road to Babylon Mills.  This trail is passable by stock SUV vehicles with lowered tire pressures

Date: Thursday, October 7th 
Time: 3:00PM Staging, Departure at 3:30PM
Location: Maverik Gas Station, 460 N State St, La Verkin, UT 84745
Trail: Toquerville Falls Sunset Tour

Thurs Oct. 7th, 2021 Mild 2 $50.00
4x4 101 Driving Class By Atturo Tires more

::: 4x4 101 by Atturo Tires :::

This is your opportunity to hone your off-roading skills by learning from the Professionals at the Off-Road Driving School!  We have arranged with a local company of Professional Off Road Instructors to teach the basic skills necessary for safe and rewarding off-road experiences.  

They will cover safety, equipment and driving skills in this 6 hour course.  You will drive your own vehicle over some of the sand and rock trails here in Sand Mountain while learning from the experts. 

Expect to pay triple this amount if done in any other venue!

Scenery

The Best!

Surface

Sand dunes, Rocks and washboard roads.

Trail Details

No major obstacles will be required on this trail.  There may be some optional "play" areas if you and your instructor agree!

Date: Thursday, October 7th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging/Breakfast, Departure at 10 AM
Staging Location: BASH Restaurant at Sand Hollow (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: 4x4 101 Training

Thurs Oct. 7th, 2021 Mild 2 $50.00
Dinosaur Tracks more

The Warner Valley Dinosaur Tracks are some of the most impressive in the area! There are at least three different types of dinosaur tracks evident in the rock strata. According to the archeologists who have studied the area, there are over 400 fossilized tracks! Not only is this a fun and easy trip with a easy and short hike with great historical value, but the area is shockingly beautiful! On your drive you will pass flaming red mountains and colorful clay filled rolling hills. The tracks are just a short walk from the parking lot! The trail heads up a small rise and then drops into a dry wash. The dry wash leads down to the dino tracks! Go walk with the Dinosaurs!

Scenery

Starting at the base of Hurricane Cliffs, the views on this trail just keep getting better!  There are great views of Warner Valley in the foreground and the Arizona Strip in the background along the East Rim.  As you reach the West Rim, there are also views of St. George city and the Red Cliffs area, with the Pine Valley Mountains west of the trail. 

Surface

Two-track road with some ledges, up to 12".  Sand dunes crossing with some uphill sand requiring momentum and wheel speed. 

Trail Details

Dinosaur Tracks (Trail Hero Style) is a about 15 mile outs and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah that offers scenic views and is a great drive for stock four-wheel drive rigs. The trail is primarily used for camping and is accessible year-round.

Date: Wednesday, October 6th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Location: Walgreens, 1235 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Trail: Dinosaur Tracks
Rated: 3

Wed Oct. 6th, 2021 Mild 3 $50.00
Toquerville Falls Day Run more

This easy SUV trail goes to an awesome set of waterfalls on La Verkin Creek.  In the winter the falls vary in depth, but you can usually pull out and get a snapshot of your vehicle fording the creek above the falls.  There are a few bonus stops along the way back. One stop is to the Toquerville Towers, perched on a steep mountaintop above I-15 and the small town of Toquerville.  The next stop will be at the Babylon Mill.  This is an abandoned mill located on the banks of the Virgin River just north of La Verkin. The last stops are at historic silver mines and graveyard in the Silver Reef area.

Scenery

The road from Toquerville to the falls is very scenic, with great views to Kolob Canyon area to the north.  Toquerville Falls are a set of horseshoe shaped falls that drop into a nice grotto.  From Toquerville Towers there are panoramic views of parts of Zion Park, Pine Valley Mountains, Leeds, Silver Reef, Sand Mountain, and Hurricane Cliffs.  The Babylon Mill is in a pretty spot along the Virgin River.  Watch for Desert Tortoise along the way to the Mill, as this is in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.  The mines at Silver Reef are at the base of beautiful red rock cliffs with Pine Valley Mountains towering above them.

Surface

Most of the roads are paved.  There are several miles of bumpy dirt road, and a steep rocky climb up to the towers.  The road down to Toquerville Falls may have erosion, but is usually passable by stock SUV's.  The road to Babylon is graded sand.

Trail Details

The access road down to Toquerville Falls may have some washouts, but there are bypasses to them.  The road to the towers is steep and rocky, but it is maintained.  There may be soft sand on the road to Babylon Mills.  This trail is passable by stock SUV vehicles with lowered tire pressures

Date: Wednesday, October 6th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10AM
Location: Maverik Gas Station, 460 N State St, La Verkin, UT 84745
Trail: Toquerville Falls Day Trip

Wed Oct. 6th, 2021 Mild 2 $50.00
Kids Access - Flintstone House more

::: Flintstone House :::

This trail is set up to take the kids from Valley Academy out on the mountain. To run this trail, expect to take 1-3 kids in your vehicle for a fun day on the rocks. This fun trail is route to see the famed Flintstone house on Sand Mountain. Featuring some great dune rides, some rugged rock access roads, and more. 

Scenery

Flintstone House offers 360* views of Sand Hollow Reservoir, Hurricane Cliffs, Warner Valley, Pine Valley Mountain, Kolob Cliffs, and Zion Canyon Mountains. On a clear day, you can see forever!

Surface

A mixture of sand and rocks will offer something for everyone!

Trail Details

Flintstone House is a 3 rated trail, suitable for rigs with a lift and 33" tires. Lockers are not required. There will be obstacles in tight washes, and some deep sand travel, in addition to some small rocky climbs.

Date: Tuesday, October 5th 
Time: 9 AM Staging/Breakfast, Departure at 9:30 AM
Staging Location: Lonny Boys BBQ, Arrive early for a catered breakfast.
Trail: Flintstone House

Tues Oct. 5th, 2021 Mild 3 $10.00

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