HELLS REVENGE

Hell's Revenge consists of a six and one half mile roller coaster ride across the slickrock fins east of the town of Moab. It is extremely difficult, and recommended only for very experienced drivers with advanced equipment. Hell's Revenge is clearly marked. Be sure to follow the yellow flame symbols painted on the rock. Hell's Revenge crosses the Slickrock Trail as well as Search and Rescue routes for the Slickrock Trail. Do not get confused; stay on the Hell's Revenge Trail. Hell's Revenge includes several optional obstacles such as the Escalator and the Tip Over Challenge. If you choose to watch other vehicles attempt these obstacles, please park in a way that does not destroy vegetation. In addition, please stay out of potholes as the water is very important to wildlife.

HELLS REVENGE PRODUCTS

The large vistas sweep full circle from the La Sal Mountains through Arches National Park to the cliff rims that overlook Moab Valley. The nearby country is an amazing stretch of bare sandstone with clefts and canyons, including the Colorado River canyon.

 

Road Surface

In addition to the slickrock, there are rock ledges, broken rock, sand, and a little blow sand.

 

Obstacles

This trail departs from Sand Flats Road just past the entrance station. It immediately climbs up on a narrow fin to demonstrate what the majority of the trip will be like. Descending from this fin it enters a low spot that collects rainwater, when wet it is called “Lake Michigan”.  It then climbs out of the low spot via a couple nasty shelves as it passes through a fence. The first clump of slickrock has high mounds and steep descents that lead to a second mound that does the same thing. The major slickrock area includes steep climbs, sharp turns, and a hair-raising descent along a steep ridge with little room for error left or right. “Tip-Over Challenge” is a brief rock hill with a sandy base that requires tight maneuvering, an excellent line of attack, some help in the differentials, or the easy bypass on a slickrock fin. Just above Tip-Over is a shortcut to avoid the final hill, called “Rubble Trouble” because of its large loose rocks and a couple of tough ledges.  Rubble Trouble begins to the right just past the top of the Tip-Over climb. Overall the trail is fairly well marked and it recieves enough travel that tire rubber usually points the way.This can be our easiest 6-rated trail if one chooses to utilize the bypasses, but it can be quite difficult if obstacles like Hell’s Gate and the Escalator are attempted. Given all the options, a guide is a good choice for the first trip over this trail.

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