Trails

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

::: The Honeymoon Trail/Gooseberry Mesa :::

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 and Stock UTV's. 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: Tuesday, October 5th
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Location: Walgreens - 1235 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Trail: SXS Honeymoon Trail/Gooseberry Mesa
Rated: 3

Tues Oct. 5th, 2021 SXS Easy 3 $50.00
SXS Plan B 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. UTV's should have  a minimum of 31" tires.  If you choose to do some of the optional obstacles, then 33" tires would be best.  

Plan B

Date: Tuesday, 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

Tues Oct. 5th, 2021 SXS Rock 6 $50.00
Bleepin' 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 4x4 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: Tuesday, 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

Tues Oct. 5th, 2021 Difficult 8 $50.00
25 slots available

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