Trails

Title Run Date Trail Difficulty Trail Rating Price
Double Sammy more

Non-stop rapid fire challenges with some extra-hard options, Double Sammy packs about as many difficult challenges as possible into a relatively short distance.  It also has fantastic scenery.  The views from the trail are beautiful, but the drivers are honed in on the trail 10 feet ahead of them anytime they are in motion.  Lots of off camber and max steep climbs and descents.  

Scenery

Fantastic views of Sand Hollow Reservoir just to the north, with Zion Park in the distance.  Hurricane Cliffs to the east, and Pine Valley Mountains to the West.

Surface

Sand Dunes up to the start of the slickrock (sandstone) cracks and ledges.  After a 70-foot max steep chute option, return is down the dunes back to Sand Hollow State Park.

Trail Details

Double Sammy will begin at Sand Hollow State Park and make its way up some deep sand dunes until it turns left into the nearby rocky sandstone. The first obstacle consists of a vertical wall and a consecutive series of steps which are by passable. The trail will meander its way through the sandstone cliffs with a beautiful and picturesque view of Sand Hollow Reservoir. There is an abundance of descents and accents. Midway through the trail, there is an optional obstacle called the Traverse as well as a pretty impressive and tricky 70-foot obstacle called The Chute that is also by-passable. Rigs should have front and rear lockers, 33″ tires, and a winch. Expect possible body damage and/or mechanical breakdowns.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Location: Sand Hollow – Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Double Sammy
Rated 7

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Difficult 7 $50.00
Ram Rally Johns Trail more

This trail ride is for Ram Trucks and Full Slize vehicles. You may join this trail without that type of vehicle, but understand you will be on a designated run for a specific type of vehicle. If you don't want to run with heathen full size trucks, pick a different trail.

John's Trail is located in the heart of the Sand Mountain (aka Sand Hollow) OHV Area.  There are a few bypasses, and many options.  It is a fairly short (10 miles) trail with a chance for many optional obstacles, including climbing sand dunes, descending steep sand dunes, a very steep hot tub, many steep slickrock climbs, and lots of technical off-camber challenges.   This trail is good for modified stock jeeps and more built-up rigs. Body damage is possible. 

Scenery

The access route to the trail is from the Hurricane Water Tanks, perched on the hill next to Sand Hollow Reservoir.  As you approach the sand dunes on the way to the first obstacles, you have a nice view of the Virgin River Valley in the Washington Dam area.  As you reach the top of the trail, marvel at views of Sand Hollow Reservoir with Zion Park in the distance.  The peaks of the Pine Valley Mountains to the west are usually snow capped during the winter. From the top of the trail, you will drop back into the big canyon at the bottom of the steep sand dunes area where you first came in from the water tanks.

Surface

Staging from Hurricane Water Tanks and turning west across sandy two-tracks to the top of sand dunes.  Descend the dunes and then up the sandy roads on the opposite side to a slickrock area. This first optional area offers steep slickrock challenges.  On up a sandy two-track along the edge of a deep canyon until reaching the start of the main trail.  This is a small wash that leads to a steep slickrock hill and continues up the hill to many ledgy, steep, and off-camber challenges.  The top of the trail turns down a two-track road and descends down to a steep sand hill then goes to the bottom of the sand dunes you came in on. 

Trail Details

John's trail starts with a trip west from the Hurricane Water Tanks to a sand dunes area.  After dropping into the bottom of the dunes, you climb up the opposite side to an optional area with a steep climb up up a wall.  On the top, you must turn right immediately or drop into  Johnny's Hot Tub at an impossible angle.  After the right turn, you have the choice of going in the hot tub from the east and making a very difficult turn in the bottom, or backing in... or just doing a bypass to move on to more sane obstacles.  There is a hard optional climb just to the east of Johnny's Hot Tub that has created several rollovers.  Most folks bypass that one, also.  From there, it is back on the two-track road and on to the main section of John's Trail. 

The trail continues on through more deep sand and eventually a series of rocky, off-camber, suspension flexing gulches. The trail ends with some steep ledges and some optional 8 to 9+ obstacles. Rigs should be equipped with two lockers, a winch, and 33″ tires minimum. Bypasses are available for the more difficult obstacles. Expect possible body damage and/or mechanical breakdowns.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow Beach
Trail: John's Trail Red Rock Ram Rally

Rated: 7

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Difficult 7 $50.00
26 slots available
Treasure Hunt more

TREASURE HUNT TRAIL RIDE
FREE TRAIL HERO HUNT

 

Qualify for over $15,000 in prize drawings while enjoying a guided tour of Sand Hollow!

 SXS and UTV's can be rented from Mad Moose Rentals for this trip if you need a vehicle.

Hunt 4 Prizes, Trail Hero, and BFGoodrich OnTrail 
give trail riders the opportunity to see Sand Hollow State Park’s iconic locations and beautiful views while qualifying for prize drawings.

 

This 4-5 Hour trail ride will help you capture as many check-ins as possible so you can increase your odds of winning cool prizes such as: 

Trail Hero 5-Day Event Pass

 Axial Remote Control Cars

Set of FIVE BFGoodrich Tires

Set of FOUR Racine Wheels

…and more!  

 

Off-roading Locations/Treasure Hunt Check-Ins could include Level 4 Trails such as:

MadMoose Rock, The Dinosaur Tracks. The Maze, The Squeeze, Freedom Rock Flag Pole, The Drill Grounds, The Hobbit House, Nasty Half, Sand Dunes, Etc.

 

HOW TO JOIN THE FREE TREASURE HUNT

STEP 1: Download FREE OnTrail Mapping App
Treasure Hunt can be found under MISSIONS

STEP 2: Register for FREE on TrailHeroHunt.com
Must register online to WIN
Upgrade for only $25 for more chances to win BIGGER prizes.

STEP 3: Hunt 4 Prizes
#1 Join Event

#2 Check-In

#3 Upload Photo or Watch Video to Qualify

 

Winners will be announced at the BFGoodrich® OnTrail Hunt After Party

Inside the Trail Hero Vendor Show, Saturday, October 8th.

For more details and official rules visit TrailHeroHunt.com.

Play at your own risk. Restrictions may apply. 

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Staging Location: Mad Moose Rentals (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, you WILL be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Treasure Hunt
Rated: 6

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Moderate 4 $50.00
44 slots available
Sliplock Gulch more

This extremely fun trail features a series of steep slicklock waterfalls with plenty of challenges.  The trail has three sections. 

The first section is the scenic rim road from the dunes to the bottom of the gulch. It has a couple of steep waterfalls that will build your confidence on the slickrock.  
The trail enters the second section after crossing into the bottom of the gulch.  After entering the gulch, you will come to a series of tight climbs.  The second one is Horseshoe Falls.  Take the bypass if you want to keep your sheet metal straight. After completing the rest of the climbs in that gulch, the trail exits the gulch and takes the road back down the west side, until turning west and travelling past the start of John's Trail.  There is a steep sand drop into a wide slickrock gulch that begins the third section.


The third section starts with a couple of tough ledges.  Bypasses are commonly used on them.  Towards the end of this section, there is an optional area with a couple of climbs and a tight slot before a wide V-notch. Careful driving is needed to avoid body damage.

This challenging trail is a lot of fun.  Be careful, and take the bypasses when you are not confident about an obstacle.

Scenery

Nice high desert scenery, with some views of Sand Hollow Reservoir and Zion Park.

Surface

Sandy Roads for the first part, then steep slickrock waterfalls, then rocky gulches with steep waterfalls and ledges.

Trail Details

There are many 7- and 8-rated optional obstacles on this trail.  The most noted is the Horseshoe Falls in the second section.  It has been known to have tip overs and breaks regularly.  If you attempt it, you should probably have a strap with a few big guys on it to keep the front end down.  Body and driveline damage is likely.  At the end of the trail, there are several options, including a tight chute, steep waterfall, and a wide V-notch, that have all caused damage.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow Beach
Trail: Sliplock Gultch

Rated: 6

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Moderate 6 $50.00
SXS 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 UTV's. The trail is primarily used for camping and is accessible year-round.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Location: Sand Hollow Beach
Trail: Dinosaur Tracks
Rated: 3

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 SXS Easy 3 $50.00
43 slots available
Plan B...FG more

Plan B is located at the far south edge of the Hurricane Sand Dunes.  The trip from the Hurricane Water Tanks is bumpy until you reach the upper dunes, and then you get to try out your dunes capability.  Once you reach the trail, you start right off with an off-camber ditch that leans you close to a rock ledge on your right.  Then, you get to climb a max steep hill, then drop down to a max steep drop and a max off-camber turn with an imposing rock on the right.  From there, the trail delivers continuous challenges and incredible scenery.  After the trail, you can drive down the dunes and enjoy the views of Sand Hollow Reservoir with Zion Park in the background.

Scenery

Plan B takes you far out past the sand dunes of Sand Mountain.  It is a very scenic drive through the sand dunes or across the top of West Rim and down to the edge of the dunes.  Plan B meanders its way through a few challenging hills and washes, then follows the edge of Sand Mountain with big views of the Arizona Strip and Warner Valley below. 

Surface

Sand dunes to the entrance, then slickrock with ledges, cracks, steep walls, and off-camber shelf roads.  Return is via the sand dunes.

Trail Details

After the trip up the dunes to the entry, the steep climb and drop-in sometimes catch drivers off guard.  There are two off-camber turns that most drivers find unnerving.  The "Tilt a Whirl" is an off-camber narrow shelf that is poised above a thirty-foot drop-off.  There are some optional obstacles to give the trail a little more of a punch. A highlight of this scenic but challenging drive is the arch found along the cliff-side.  This is the perfect spot for lunch before turning back.  And of course, we have to find some more obstacles on our way. Rigs should have a lift and a minimum of 31" tires and a rear locker would be a plus.  If you choose to do some of the optional obstacles, then 33" tires would be best, with both front and rear lockers.  

Plan B

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, you WILL be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Plan B
Rated: 6

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Moderate 6 $50.00
Broken Chain more

This trail crosses Chain Reaction and directs drivers straight to full buggy territory.  Very skilled drivers in heavily fortified buggies have succeeded. With this being a NEW and difficult trail, we suggest that this is among the same type of difficulty as Arrowhead, but not as difficult as DeKleined. There are side obstacles that can make it more difficult than all over trails though... if you wanted to push it.  Many rigs have had big fails here.  This trail begins and ends at the bottom of the rock formations just to the south of Sand Hollow State Park.   

Scenery

Pause to take in views of Sand Hollow Reservoir immediately to the south with Zion Park in the distance.  The usually snow-capped Pine Valley Mountains are to the west, and Hurricane Cliffs are to the east. 

Surface

Slickrock canyons, wedges, and ledges.  Some sand hills.

Trail Details

Broken Chain begins in a sandy wash by Sand Hollow Reservoir and detours to the right out of Chain Reaction near the end of lower Chain. The first obstacle is a series of very difficult and tight obstacles that doesn't have any room between them for a break. Once cleared through the first 100 feet, you scale a huge crack and must navigate left across the crack and into another chute. The top of the chute is a good break area with flat parking that spectators can easily access. From there you drive to the hot tubs which is a series of basins formed by wind and water. This is where most rolls and breaks occur. Every bit of this trail is technical and fun. Stick the line and you're a hero, miss it... Well, you'll find out ;)

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Staging Location:  Sand Hollow Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Broken Chain
Rated: 10

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Buggy 10 $50.00
15 slots available
Front Range more

Front Range is a newer trail out at Sand Hollow that is about 2 years old. Once you crest to the top, you can view Sand Hollow Reservoir and the beautiful cliffs of Zion National Park in the far distance. 

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 were 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 one of the newer trails on the mountain. 

Scenery

Incredible 360-degree vistas of Sand Hollow Reservoir, Zion Park, Pine Valley Mountains, Warner Valley, the Arizona Strip, Hurricane Cliffs, and Hurricane Sand dunes.

Surface

Sand dunes and sandy roads, then slickrock ledges and two-track rocky roads.

Trail Details

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 rok 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.

Front Range

Date: Wednesday, October 5th
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Location: Sand Hollow – Tunnel (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Front Range
Rated: 8

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Difficult 8 $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 5th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Location: O'Reilly Auto Parts, 835 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Trail: Dinosaur Tracks
Rated: 3

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Mild 3 $50.00
33 slots available
SXS The Ledges more

The Ledges trail is a newer trail and is located at the far south edge of the Hurricane Sand Dunes. You'll travel across the dunes that have made Sand Hollow so famous.  The Ledges is a challenging trail that ramps up in difficulty the further you go. The trail is packed with puckered moments from off-camber sections and steep drops. Careful tire placement and spotting are important throughout the entire journey. The trail delivers continuous challenges and incredible scenery.  ONLY experienced off-road drivers should attempt this trail.

Scenery

The Ledges takes you far out past the sand dunes of Sand Mountain.  It is a very scenic drive through the sand dunes or across the top of West Rim and down to the edge of the dunes.  The Ledges meanders its way through a few challenging cliffs and washes, then follows the edge of Sand Mountain with big views of the Arizona Strip and Warner Valley below. 

Surface

Sand dunes to the entrance, then slickrock with ledges, cracks, steep walls, and off-camber shelf roads.  Return is via the sand dunes.

Trail Details

The trail consists of a series of rock climbs and descents that lead drivers to the first off camber ledge traverse. This can feel scary as the cliff is on the driver's side and all the driver can see is the sand bottom about 35 feet down to the bottom. From there, riders run along several fun obstacles on the south west rim of Sand Hollow. Near the end of the road or bluff, the riders will transition to the next bluff up in vertical elevation. From there it is a tough and fun ride back to the dunes hitting some very cool routes along the way.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging/Breakfast, Departure at 9 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: The Ledges

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 SXS Rock 7 $50.00
39 slots available
Special Needs Access Run more

::: Special Needs Access Run :::
::: Top of the World :::

This trail is arranged as a Special Needs Access Run while Trail Hero and our trail riders will play host to the Red Rock Center Of Independence (RRCI). RRCI specializes in helping create positive social opportunities for those with mental and physical disabilities, and Trail Hero is proud to call them our partner. If you sign up for this trail, YOU WILL be asked to sacrafice atleast one seat (Perferably a front seat) to one of our amazing friends from RRCI. This trail is catered with Breakfast and Lunch as well by Hero For A Day. Entries go to help pay for catering.

All Types of vehicles are welcome! SXS, Jeeps, Trucks, and buggies. You will be staging from Lonny Boys BBQ, so please make provisions for tow vehicles as there is NO ROOM for trailers at either Lonny Boys (Staging) or the Water Tanks (Airing Down) during the event.

This trail will take you to the highest point of Sand Mountain using mostly dirt routes along the West Rim side of the park. Participants will cruise up Bobsled rd. check out the amazing Long Valley Overlook and Warner Valley Overlooks, view the Hobbit House, and play on the Sand Hollow Treasure Hunt for their chance to win a bunch of cool prizes for free!

Scenery

The scenery is spectacular from almost every part of this run.  To the south, there are slickrock canyons with hoodoos and many rock formations.  Sand Hollow Reservoir lies just to the north, with Zion Park in the background.  The lower Hurricane Sand Dunes are just to the east, with Hurricane Cliffs in the background.  In the winter time, the Pine Valley Mountains to the west are usually capped with snow.

Surface

Most of the trail is on the slickrock, with some parts crossing sandy canyon bottoms.  The access and return routes is on bumpy sand trail.  The route from the top of the slickrock is via the Hurricane Sand Dunes, mostly downhill with a few dune climbs.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 9 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Staging Location: Lonny Boys BBQ - 980 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Trail: Top of the World - Special Needs Access Run

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Moderate 4 $10.00
29 slots available
SXS The Maze more

::: SXS The Maze :::

The Maze has quickly become known as one of St. George’s ‘must do’ trails for those who enjoy a more technical and hard-core challenge. If you aren’t bothered by steep ascents and descents, extremely off-camber situations, and exposure to 1,200-foot cliff edges, then this trail is for you!

The obstacles come one after another with consistent difficulty.  As you approach the first obstacle (The Drop), you may glance down to your right and between two rocks to notice that you are within a few feet of a cliff that is 1,000 feet above the valley below.  This is a trail to delight those who can appreciate adrenaline at 1 mile an hour.  

Scenery

For short distances between obstacles, drivers can pause to see fantastic views of Warner Valley almost straight down from the trails edge.  In the distance you can see the Arizona Strip.  The Strip is the approximately 50-mile strip of land between the Utah/Arizona border and the Grand Canyon.  There are several mountain peaks in the Strip.

Surface

For Trail Hero, the Maze is accessed from Sand Hollow State Park, going through the tunnel to access Hurricane Sand Dunes.  After driving up near the top of the Dunes, there is a short descent to the trail poised on a cliff above Warner Valley.  The majority of the trail is slickrock, with some sandy and rocky areas between the slickrock obstacles. The return trip is down the dunes to Sand Hollow State Park 

Trail Details

The first obstacle, known as ‘The Drop’, is just the beginning of an unrelenting series of white-knuckling and adrenaline pumping challenges, the hardest of which is the climb of an intimidating double-fall, perched above a towering 1,200-foot drop at You Gotta Be Nuts. And if that is not enough for you, there is the opportunity to attempt ‘The Soup Bowl’ near the end.

The Maze can be accessed from either Washington Dam staging area via West Rim Scenic route or alternatively from Sand Hollow Reservoir through the sand dunes. Expect possible body damage and/or mechanical breakdown.

Date: Wedesday, October 5th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Location: Sand Hollow – Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: SXS The Maze 
Rated: 8

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 SXS Rock 8 $50.00
44 slots available
Razzle Dazzle more

::: Razzle Dazzle :::

 This fun trail is a razzle of moderately challenging obstacles, followed by fabulous scenic dazzle! The run also includes a segment of Fathers Dominguez and Escalante historic trail.

  Scenery

Razzle Dazzle 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

Razzle Dazzle is a 4 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 rocky climbs.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging/Breakfast, Departure at 10 AM
Staging Location: Rooster Run Cafe, Hurricane, Utah - 635 W State St, Hurricane, UT 84737 (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Razzle Dazzle

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Moderate 5 $50.00
25 slots available
Risky Biz more

This trail was developed by some of our Arizona friends and winds its way through a part of Sand Mountain that most people have not explored.  It is a combination of sandy washes, slickrock obstacles and a couple of technical challenges.  Be prepared for some vehicle damage if you don't pay attention to your spotter!

Scenery

A new part of Sand Mountain nestled between John's Trail and Milt's Mile.  Many of your views will be straight up looking at the sky! 

Biz has tons of beautiful formations of rock that shard from beneath the brush and the sand. The sloping ledges that take you up the mountain provide traction as well as a variety of rock scenery and killer poser spots for photography. Due to the close proximity of the Sand Hollow Sate Park, it is easy to capture a stunning view of the reservoir as well as the distant mountain landscape of Zion National Park in the background.

Surface

Mostly Rock; smooth, jagged, slanted and stepped, all protruding from patches of sand at the base.  Few patches of mild dirt road between sections.

Trail Details

Several sections climb off-camber sandstone ledges requiring precise tire placement and a good spotter due to the blind drop-offs on the passenger side you’ll be leaning away from. Arguably, the toughest obstacle of the trail is “The Sand Trap” a two-stepped, steep climb that will get you spinning in the sand if you aren’t lined up just right to get traction on the patches of rock ascending to safety. There are multiple wedge obstacles that will put you on your side if you’re not careful.  Body damage is possible, watch out for the “Can Opener” which can suck your drivers rear tire into a sharp ledge on the rock and rip a fender flare right off if you don’t take it wide enough.  One final climb up “Jacob’s Ladder” takes you to the summit of the trail, and is the last real challenge before you drop down and over to Water Tank Road.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging/Breakfast, Departure at 9 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Risky Biz

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Difficult 8 $50.00
Nasty Half more

Nasty Half is just that--nasty. This trail has earned its name and is full of intense climbs and steep waterfalls. It begins in a wash to the south of the dunes at Sand Hollow Reservoir.  The close proximity to the dunes creates a combined hazard of sand upon the slick red sandstone, challenging the skill of any driver. 

Short mix of canyon, sand, and slots that can take all day to get through.

Scenery

Awesome scenery surrounds this trail.  The Hurricane Sand Dunes are along the east edge of Nasty Half.  Sand Hollow Reservoir is to the south, with Zion in the background.   view to the south is... the next big rock with sand on it!

Surface

Slickrock with sand.  Slot canyons and wide sandy canyon bottoms with steep sandhill climbs.

Trail Details

Nasty Half starts off with a tall vertical wall and doesn't let up until you find yourself flooring your way up the side of a sandy hill to resurface on the dunes. There are several undulating slots that require spanning and pose a big challenge trying to stay up and not tip over.

Many rigs have been known as "that rig" (you know, the one that is always breaking down) because there is almost always a guarantee of body damage and or mechanical failure. Rigs should be equipped with 2 lockers and a minimum of 37" tires.  

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Nasty Half

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Buggy 9 $50.00
20 slots available
West Rim Lite more

Most of West Rim Light Trail tours the rim of Sand Mountain, with spectacular views of Pine Valley Mountain, Sand Hollow Reservoir, St. George City, Warner Valley and the Hurricane Cliffs. The trail is mainly sandy road, with a few slickrock challenges and a sand dunes crossing. Stock 4x4 vehicles with properly inflated tires will enjoy this trail with a few challenges to prove their capabilities. Most of the trail is scenic four-wheeling. 

West Rim Lite Trail begins at the Washington Dam staging area. A sandy wash is followed to a dirt two-track, leading up the side of Sand Mountain. After a sandy section with a marked intersection, the trail leads up to “The Steps” obstacle, with progressively bigger steps to the right. Almost immediately after The Steps, the trail comes to “The Funnel,” which is a 36-inch high ledge with no bypass. Careful rock stacking is required for stock-height vehicles, and long rear overhang vehicles may drag their bumpers or hitches. There are a few smaller ledges before reaching the hilltop. The next section, known as “West Rim Boulevard,” is the main route along the ridge of Sand Mountain. West Rim Trail will depart to the right at a marked intersection. After a bumpy section, the trail travels the edge of West Rim with beautiful views of Warner Valley. Next is a group of large monoliths called “The Toll Gates,” followed by a steep rocky climb to meet back with West Rim Boulevard at the top. Along the Boulevard, views of Warner Valley, Arizona Strip, Pine Valley Mountain, Sand Hollow Reservoir, Zion Park, and Hurricane Cliffs surround you. At the end of West Rim Boulevard, there is a descent to the mesa at the top of “Competition Hill.” Here, the trail takes a tricky S-turn down the sand and then traverses the Hurricane Sand Dunes before reaching the East Rim Trail. More sand, slickrock steps and dirt trails complete the East Rim section of this trail. West Rim Light Trail ends east of Sand Hollow Reservoir.

Scenery

Incredible views of Warner Valley and the city of St. George are along West Rim.  Beautiful views of Zion Park, Warner Valley, Arizona Strip, Sand Hollow Reservoir, and snow-capped Pine Valley Mountains surround you from the West Rim Boulevard. 

Surface

Most of West Rim Lite trail is on sandy two-track road.  The initial climb from the Washington Dam staging area is sand and clay.  There are sandstone (slickrock) ledges along the way, and a loose stone climb from the rim up to West Rim Boulevard. There is a downhill sand dune crossing.  

Trail Details

The Steps, a ledgy section has variable difficulty depending on the route chosen.  Left is easy, and to the right is progressively more difficult.  The Funnel is a rounded 30" ledge that requires a few rocks stacked for stock height vehicles.  A loose stone climb from West Rim up to West Rim Boulevard requires 4 wheel drive.  The sand dunes crossing at the midpoint is downhill.  The East Rim section after the dunes has several ledgy areas with up to 12" ledges.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 9:30 Staging/ Departure at 10 am
Location: Walgreens, 1235 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Trail:  West Rim Lite

Rated: 4

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Moderate 4 $50.00
31 slots available
Geeks 4x4 Toquerville Falls more

Ride with the Geeks 4x4 crew on Toquerville Falls trail ride!

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 5th 
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 5th, 2022 Mild 3 $50.00
23 slots available
The Fallen more

::: The Fallen :::

This trail was built by a couple local Veterans who wanted to give back to their fallen brothers and sisters, with obstacles dedicated to fallen soldiers from each of the American Conflicts. The main trail is rated a HARD 8 with a couple obstacles at a 9 rating. However there is a shadow trail rated 6 right next to the main trail. If drivers and riders want to give certain obstacles a shot, they can jump in or out of the trail at any point. 10 plaques at 10 obstacles, The Fallen also has a memorial for anyone wishing to leave memories of their friends or family.

Scenery

The scenery is spectacular from almost every part of this run.  To the south, there are slickrock canyons with hoodoos and many rock formations.  Sand Hollow Reservoir lies just to the north, with Zion Park in the background.  The lower Hurricane Sand Dunes are just to the east, with Hurricane Cliffs in the background.  In the winter time, the Pine Valley Mountains to the west are usually capped with snow.

Surface

Most of the trail is on the slickrock, with some parts crossing sandy canyon bottoms.  The access and return routes are on bumpy sand trail.  The route from the top of the slickrock is via the Hurricane Sand Dunes, mostly downhill with a few dune climbs.

Trail Details

 

The Fallen has obstacles dedicated to fallen service members from the follow conflicts: World War 1, World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Desert Storm, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and a special obstacle dedicated to a specific service member from Utah that was also a wheeler. This trail can be fun for everyone with all sorts of skill levels and vehicles.

 

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging/Breakfast, Departure at 10 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: The Fallen 

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Buggy 9 $50.00
Chain Reaction more

This trail teeters on the edge of being buggy territory.  Very skilled drivers in heavily modified full-size rigs have successfully negotiated it, but few of them escaped body damage.   Many rigs have had big fails here.  This trail begins and ends at the bottom of the rock formations just to the south of Sand Hollow State Park.  While not as high rated as Arrowhead Canyon in the next canyon to the east, it still has plenty of adrenaline factor for buggies and heavily modified full body rigs.

 

Scenery

Pause to take in views of Sand Hollow Reservoir immediately to the south with Zion Park in the distance.  The usually snow-capped Pine Valley Mountains are to the west, and Hurricane Cliffs are to the east. 

Surface

Slickrock canyons, wedges, and ledges.  Some sand hills.

Trail Details

Chain reaction begins in a sandy wash by Sand Hollow Reservoir. The first obstacle is one gigantic waterfall.  This obstacle is buggy only.  The waterfall is easily bypassed by entering into the wash a little further up. Chain Reaction consists of Lower Chain and Upper Chain.  Lower chain follows this wash.  It is full of obstacles that can get ugly real fast if you are not careful.  The wash narrows into a tricky series of falls and around a bend that requires maneuvering your rig by a massive boulder.  Then it opens up and you begin making your way out of the wash.  To reach Upper Chain, the driver must climb a very slick and vertical hill.  At the top, Upper Chain begins, leading you along the ridge above the wash. Upper chain presents just as many intimidating challenges to both the rig and its driver.  You will almost always receive some "love bites" from the rocks.  Rigs need to be, at a minimum, locked front and rear with at least 35" tires. Chain Reaction has an extremely high possibility of body damage and/or mechanical breakdown.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Staging Location:  Sand Hollow Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Chain Reaction
Rated: 9

Wed. Oct 5th, 2022 Buggy 9 $50.00
18 slots available
Plan B...FG more

Plan B is located at the far south edge of the Hurricane Sand Dunes.  The trip from the Hurricane Water Tanks is bumpy until you reach the upper dunes, and then you get to try out your dunes capability.  Once you reach the trail, you start right off with an off-camber ditch that leans you close to a rock ledge on your right.  Then, you get to climb a max steep hill, then drop down to a max steep drop and a max off-camber turn with an imposing rock on the right.  From there, the trail delivers continuous challenges and incredible scenery.  After the trail, you can drive down the dunes and enjoy the views of Sand Hollow Reservoir with Zion Park in the background.

Scenery

Plan B takes you far out past the sand dunes of Sand Mountain.  It is a very scenic drive through the sand dunes or across the top of West Rim and down to the edge of the dunes.  Plan B meanders its way through a few challenging hills and washes, then follows the edge of Sand Mountain with big views of the Arizona Strip and Warner Valley below. 

Surface

Sand dunes to the entrance, then slickrock with ledges, cracks, steep walls, and off-camber shelf roads.  Return is via the sand dunes.

Trail Details

After the trip up the dunes to the entry, the steep climb and drop-in sometimes catch drivers off guard.  There are two off-camber turns that most drivers find unnerving.  The "Tilt a Whirl" is an off-camber narrow shelf that is poised above a thirty-foot drop-off.  There are some optional obstacles to give the trail a little more of a punch. A highlight of this scenic but challenging drive is the arch found along the cliff-side.  This is the perfect spot for lunch before turning back.  And of course, we have to find some more obstacles on our way. Rigs should have a lift and a minimum of 31" tires and a rear locker would be a plus.  If you choose to do some of the optional obstacles, then 33" tires would be best, with both front and rear lockers.  

Plan B

Date: Thursday, October 6th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, you WILL be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Plan B
Rated: 6

Thurs. Oct. 6th, 2022 Moderate 6 $50.00
7 slots available
DeKleined more

The name comes from a noted buggy driver who, when he was introduced to this new trail, was declined on his first attempt.  Apparently, this is not usual, as he has lead trips on some of the most hardcore trails the southwest has to offer.  So, to poke a little fun at him, we named the trail after him... kinda!  Needless to say, this is the most difficult of the difficult.  Come prepared to be "DeKleined" by this trail.

KrawlZone TV's Quick Clip of the DeKleined Trail
https://youtu.be/pv5pzJwRClQ

Scenery

DeKleined is on the east hills above Sand Hollow Reservoir.  Great views of the reservoir and the red sand surrounding it.  To the southwest there are views of the many rock formations that hold most of the buggy trails run by Sand Hollow.  Behind the reservoir, you see the snow-packed peaks of Kolob and Pine Valley mountains.

Surface

Two-track sandy road from the Sand Hollow State Park to the trailhead.  Trail is mostly slickrock, with some sandy areas.  Return from the trail is via the same two-track. 

Trail Details

DeKleined has many of the most difficult climbs and off camber in not only our area, but anywhere!  Be prepared for tip-overs and breakage.  

Date: Thursday, October 6th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: DeKleined
Rated: 10

Thurs. Oct. 6th, 2022 Buggy 10 $50.00
15 slots available
Front Range more

Front Range is a newer trail out at Sand Hollow that is about 2 years old. Once you crest to the top, you can view Sand Hollow Reservoir and the beautiful cliffs of Zion National Park in the far distance. 

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 were 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 one of the newer trails on the mountain. 

Scenery

Incredible 360-degree vistas of Sand Hollow Reservoir, Zion Park, Pine Valley Mountains, Warner Valley, the Arizona Strip, Hurricane Cliffs, and Hurricane Sand dunes.

Surface

Sand dunes and sandy roads, then slickrock ledges and two-track rocky roads.

Trail Details

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 rok 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.

Front Range

Date: Thursday, October 6th
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Location: Sand Hollow – Tunnel (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Front Range
Rated: 8

Thurs. Oct. 6th, 2022 Difficult 8 $50.00
19 slots available
Twister more

This is a new trail for 2022 and has drummed up quite and stir within the hardcore jeeping community. This extremely fun trail features a series of steep slicklock waterfalls with plenty of challenges.  The trail is known for being on the extreme side. 

Most of the trail is newly developed so obstacles don't quite have names yet, however, it has been run by many groups of people all saying the same thing... "If you are not careful, you WILL end up with Body Damage". Please be prepared for a tough trail. This challenging trail is a lot of fun.  Be careful, and take the bypasses when you are not confident about an obstacle.

As a first year trail, we are limiting the number of vehicles to a STRICT 20 per tour.

Scenery

Nice high desert scenery, with some views of Sand Hollow Reservoir and Zion Park.

Surface

Sandy Roads for the first part, then steep slickrock waterfalls, then rocky gulches with steep waterfalls and ledges.

Date: Thursday, October 6th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow Beach
Trail: Twister

Rated: 9

Thurs. Oct. 6th, 2022 Buggy 9 $50.00
13 slots available
Double Sammy more

Non-stop rapid fire challenges with some extra-hard options, Double Sammy packs about as many difficult challenges as possible into a relatively short distance.  It also has fantastic scenery.  The views from the trail are beautiful, but the drivers are honed in on the trail 10 feet ahead of them anytime they are in motion.  Lots of off camber and max steep climbs and descents.  

Scenery

Fantastic views of Sand Hollow Reservoir just to the north, with Zion Park in the distance.  Hurricane Cliffs to the east, and Pine Valley Mountains to the West.

Surface

Sand Dunes up to the start of the slickrock (sandstone) cracks and ledges.  After a 70-foot max steep chute option, return is down the dunes back to Sand Hollow State Park.

Trail Details

Double Sammy will begin at Sand Hollow State Park and make its way up some deep sand dunes until it turns left into the nearby rocky sandstone. The first obstacle consists of a vertical wall and a consecutive series of steps which are by passable. The trail will meander its way through the sandstone cliffs with a beautiful and picturesque view of Sand Hollow Reservoir. There is an abundance of descents and accents. Midway through the trail, there is an optional obstacle called the Traverse as well as a pretty impressive and tricky 70-foot obstacle called The Chute that is also by-passable. Rigs should have front and rear lockers, 33″ tires, and a winch. Expect possible body damage and/or mechanical breakdowns.

Date: Thursday, October 6th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Location: Sand Hollow – Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Double Sammy
Rated 7

Thurs. Oct. 6th, 2022 Difficult 7 $50.00
Queen's Court more

::: Queen's Court :::

This is a new trail for Sand Mountain built in 2021. New trails may still need rocks to settle and lines to be more developed. please take this into consideration when buying this trail. Queens Court takes riders to the furthest East trail on the Sand Hollow/Mountain area. This trail consists of several washes that lead up to various sand stone climbs and boulder canyons. Picking your way through these canyons will require close attention and exact tire placement to complete without aid. The final canyon is called Boulderdash which has drivers maneuver through large boulder obstacles as they work their way to the top of the East Rim.  
 

Scenery

Near the top of Queens Court, Drivers will literally drive 10 feet from the edge of a 1000 foot drop. There is a bypass around this area that overlooks Warner Valley, The Arizona Strip, and the Honeymoon Trail.

Surface

A mixture of sandstone ledges, boulders, sand, and loose technical terrain.

Trail Details

Queen’s Court is an 8 rated trail that can result in body damage if you are not careful. The trail was broken open with a TJ on 35’s and a stock wheelbase and lockers, however the driver was very talented and sometimes lucky. Come to this trail prepared as there is no cell phone reception and the closest help besides your fellow trail riders is hours away.

Date: Thursday, October 6th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow Beach (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Queen’s Court

Thurs. Oct. 6th, 2022 Difficult 8 $50.00
30 slots available

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