Trails

Title Run Date Trail Difficulty Trail Rating Price
Arrowhead By FabFours more

:::  Arrowhead  :::

Damon Hopper driving on Arrowhead trail

This is buggy territory!  The trail earns its rating with climbs up to the top of deep slot canyons with tires spanning both walls.  One slip here, and you will find yourself wedged with the cage on one wall and the tires against the other.  After a short drive on the sandy road along the Sand Hollow State Park, the wash to the south takes you up to bottom of the canyon, where the fun begins. The trail really doesn't go up the bottom of the canyon that much, it goes OVER the bottom of the canyon as you climb up above on the sidewalls.    

Scenery

Beautiful views of Sand Hollow, Zion Park, Hurricane Cliffs, and Pine Valley Mountains.  Lots of incredible scenery within inches of your buggy!

Surface

Sandstone (slickrock) slot canyons and waterfalls.  Huge ledges and some sandy sections.  Lots of max off-camber slickrock.  

Trail Details

Steep and deep slot canyons with varying widths and very difficult transitions.

Date: Thursday, October 4th 
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: Arrowhead Canyon

Rated 10

 

Thurs Oct. 4th, 2018 Buggy 10 $50.00
10 slots available
Toquerville Falls more

::: Toquerville Falls Day :::

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 Virken. 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 4th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10AM
Location: Davis Grocery, 495 N State St, La Verkin, Utah
Trail: Toquerville Falls Day Trip

Thurs Oct. 4th, 2018 Mild 2 $50.00
24 slots available
Veteran's West Rim more

::: Veteran's West Rim :::

This is the designated Veteran's run for Trail Hero 2017. If you are a Vet, register and we will refund your ticket at Registration during the event. 

West Rim is one of the most popular trails offered for Trail Hero.  What makes it so popular is that if you are with a group that has a wide range of vehicles, from stock to wild, you will be able to tour together and find something that will challenge you.  There are many places where you can drive your stock rig up right next to the built rigs and watch them struggle to make the hardline.  You all will be amazed at the incredible 360 degree views of Sand Hollow, Zion Park, Pine Valley Reservoir, St. George, The Arizona Strip, and Hurricane Cliffs. 


The trail stages at the Hurricane Water Tanks, then heads over to the lower sand dunes by the golf course.  After going down and up the dunes, the course continues to the first slickrock obstacle, The Steps.  As the name implies, this is a set of ledges that will test your suspension and driving ability.  Like many of the obstacles on West Rim, there are easy, hard, and very hard lines.  Lunch is usually held at, appropriately enough, the "Lunch Room," an alcove surrounded on 3 sides by tall rock formations, and a nice viewpoint of Warner Valley and the Arizona Strip to the south.  From the Lunch Room, there is plenty of 4-wheeling left.  The "Rock Garden" is at the end of West Rim Trail.  From there, the return route is down Hurricane Sand Dunes.  

This popular trail tends to fill up fast. 

Scenery

Incredible 360 degree vistas of Sand Hollow Reservoir, Zion Park, Pine Valley Mountains (usually snow capped for Winter 4x4 Jamboree), 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

There a many obstacles on this 6-rated trail, with twice as many optionals just off the trail.  The trail starts with "The Steps" (slickrock ledges) and then to "The Funnel" (a rounded 30" step that requires stacking rocks for stock vehicles).  From there, the climb is up a couple more steps to the "West Rim Boulevard", which is a rocky road the feeds several other trails.  After turning down onto West Rim, the trail travels along the rim on an alternately rocky and sandy road that is on the rim.  You leave the rim to travle between a set of evenly spaced pinnacles, called the "Toll Booths" that tower above the trail and have a ledge that can challenge stock rigs.  

A pullout called the "Scenic Loop" has beautiful views of St. George and the airport, and can be a challenge for stock rigs on it's entry steps and a short climb out on dirt.  From there, the challenges are various, winding through a rock-walled labyrinth until you reach the Lunch Room.  Great views from here, surrounded by rock walls.  

There are several challenging obstacles after the Lunch Room, starting with "The Squeeze" that can leave a rock rash on wide vehicles.  The trail ends in an area called the "Rock Garden."  This area has many various obstacles surrounding an open natural courtyard, allowing spectators to walk from one show to the next.  After leaving the trail, the way back is down the Hurricane Sand Dunes, affording a chance to increase the pace and blow out the dust.

West Rim Trail

Date: Thursday, October 4th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Location: Zion Harley Davidson - 2345 N Coral Canyon Blvd, Washington, UT 84780 
***(Join us early for Breakfast at 9 AM)***
Trail: Veteran's West Rim Trail
Rated: 6 with optional lines up to Buggy Obstacles

Thurs Oct. 4th, 2018 Moderate 6 $50.00
12 slots available
Broken Chain by Sand Hollow Off-Road more

::: Broken Chain :::

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: Thursday, October 4th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Staging Location:  Sand Hollow – Tunnel (Vehicle Passes MUST be obtained at Registration FIRST, You will be charged for entering the park without a pass)
Trail: Broken Chain
Rated: 10

Thurs Oct. 4th, 2018 Buggy 10 $50.00
Double Sammy by GenRight more

::: Double Sammy :::

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 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 4th 
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: Double Sammy

Rated 7

 

Thurs Oct. 4th, 2018 Difficult 7 $50.00
13 slots available
Plan B by Agility Off-Road more

::: Plan B :::

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 4th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow – Water Tanks (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. 4th, 2018 Moderate 6 $50.00
6 slots available
The Maze by TeraFlex more

::: The Maze by TeraFlex :::

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. 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. Rigs should be equipped with two lockers and a minimum of 33-inch tires as well as a winch. Short wheel-base rigs are not recommended for this trail. Expect possible body damage and/or mechanical breakdown.

Date: Thursday, October 4th 
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: The Maze by TeraFlex
Rated: 8

 

Thurs Oct. 4th, 2018 Difficult 8 $50.00
East Rim Trail by CartoTracks more

::: East Rim Trail :::

East Rim Trail is a scenic route that travels from the base of the Hurricane Cliffs in Warner Valley, crossing over Sand Mountain via the East Rim to the West Rim and ending at the Washington Dam Road staging area.  The 3 rating comes from several ledgy areas and a sand dunes crossing.  Stock high clearance 4x4 vehicles with properly inflated (aired down) tires can successfully negotiate this trail.

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

East Rim Trail is a 23.2 mile out 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.

 

East Rim Trail

Date: Thursday, October 4th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Location: O’Reilly Auto Parts - 835 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Trail: East Rim Trail
Rated: 3

 

Thurs Oct. 4th, 2018 Mild 3 $50.00
26 slots available
Joint Effort by CargoGlide more

::: Joint Effort by CargoGlide :::

Joint Effort starts with a sandy drive up a wide wash, then the fun begins!  This trail has many steep slickrock climbs and dropoffs, with lots of of off camber to add more challenge.  Rollovers are common.  There are a few slot canyons that add to the fun.  At one point, the trail crosses the Double Sammy trail in a narrow canyon with sandy bottom. Each consecutive obstacle will be increasingly difficult, so tighten those belts, and be ready for some fun! 

Scenery

If you take a little time to catch your breath between the obstacles, you can look behind you and see beautiful views of Sand Hollow Reservoir with Zion Park in the distance.  You can also see the Pine Valley Mountains.  They are usually capped with snow during Winter 4x4 Jamboree.

Surface

Slickrock walls and sandy bottoms

Trail Details

This trail is a series of big obstacles, with each one more difficult than the last.  The short distance between the major obstacles has some challenges to keep you entertained.  Once you make it through, there is a trip down the sand dunes to clear out the pipes.

Date: Thursday, October 4th 
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: CargoGlide Joint Effort

Rated 9

 

Thurs Oct. 4th, 2018 Difficult 9 $50.00
Nephi Twist more

::: Nephi Twist :::

This trail is new to the Southern Utah Trail Network. Nephi Twist starts out in the town of Toquerville and wonders through the ravines in the back country to the the La Verkin Bluffs. There are several obstacles which become easier with a locker, but are possible with good driving and no locker. If you want to increase your level of driving, there are several short obstacles that require lockers front and rear, but the trail bypasses these on regular occasion. Once at the top of the La Verkin Bluffs, trail riders will make their way across the bluff and down to the La Verkin Creek which will make a perfect lunch stop. From there, you take the same path back across the bluff and down to Toquerville.   

They will also learn a lot about the area.  CB radios are recommended, in that much of the information about the area will be during the drive.

Scenery

Much of the wonderful scenery that can be enjoyed  are once you reach the top of the bluff.  From this point, you will be able to see across Hurricane Valley, into the Desert Reserve, and look down upon Toquerville and La Verkin. Once to the edge of the Bluff, you can view La Verkin Creek from a birds eye view and see all the way back into the back side of Zion National Park.

Surface

Gravel Road, Rocky and loose dirt accents and decents, dry river crossings, and fun, off camber, two track trails.

Trail Details

Nephi Twist is a new trail that is roughly 16 miles long. Bring a lunch and have some fun in this Utah Back Country that was previously not available until now.

Nephi Twist

Date: Thursday, October 4th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Location: Maverik Adventure Stop - 460 N State St, La Verkin, UT 84745
Trail: Nephi Twist
Rated: 5 with bypasses for 3 rated vehicles

 

Thurs Oct. 4th, 2018 Moderate 5 $50.00
25 slots available