Trails

Title Run Date Trail Difficulty Trail Rating Price
West Rim by Novak Conversions more

::: West Rim :::

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 4-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: Friday, October 5th 
Time: 8:30 AM Staging, Departure at 9 AM
Location: Lonny Boy’s BBQ - 980 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737 
Trail: West Rim Trail
Rated: 6 with optional lines up to Buggy Obstacles

Fri Oct. 5th, 2018 Moderate 6 $50.00
27 slots available
Ladies Run - Milt's Mile by Raceline Wheels more

::: Ladies Run - Milt's Mile :::


This trail was one of the first developed in the Sand Hollow area of Sand Mountain.  It was developed by Milt Thompson, a local 4x4 shop owner.  When he first ran it with his CJ3, it was a great challenge, but the scenery was even better.  Since then, the trail, and the scenery have evolved.  Sand Hollow Reservoir was built in 2003 and filled by 2004. The latest changes Milt added to the route made this trail much more challenging, and now it has almost continuous obstacles from the bottom to the top. The trail now drops into the canyon above Nasty Half (so that may make it the Not Quite As Nasty Half) and adds some fun obstacles to bump the rating up to a 6. During Trail Hero, we run all the obstacles that used to be optionals, and it is a fun trail.

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.

Trail Details

The new and improved Milt’s Mile has notched up the action.  All of the optionals of the previous routes are now the trail.  There are some bypasses, but for Trail Hero, the trail runs right up the hard stuff. There are still a few optionals, such as the east side climb-out of the first bowl.  After exiting the bowl, the trail follows the bottom with a tough notch and ledge combo that may pitch you into the rocks to your left if you pick the wrong line. The next obstacle is a tough left turn out of the canyon that is easy enough for a modified Jeep with lockers, but if you elect to climb out the waterfall at the end, be ready for possible tip-over.  The next obstacles loom when the trail turns down into the canyon just above the exit of Nasty Half trail.  There are a few options.  The primary route has become the vertical wall to the left.  The bypass is straight ahead, but even the bypass is a bit tricky.  The climb-out at the end of this section of the canyon has a steep climb to the left, or the optional route up the  V-notch. The V-notch has a hole that tends to suck in tires and create tip-overs.  Very careful spotting and a wide track will usually be successful on this route.   The last few turns out of the canyon wall are fun challenges with lots of variety.  After climbing out, the trail drops right back down and climbs up a challenging 30" ledge that usually has a sand hill to help you up.  After that the next obstacle is "The Crack" that drops your vehicle into a narrow crack, and then right back up, usually dragging the rear bumper pretty hard. After a few more challenges, the next major obstacle is the "Hard Right" that requires climbing a wall with your sidewalls of your tires as you climb up a narrow slot.  There are several more obstacles as you continue up the slickrock wash.  The last one is the "Hard Left" in which you wedge between a rock and a big ledge, climb the ledge by turning left, and hope to get turned enough to avoid dropping a rear tire, which brings you into a big wheel lift that can create a tip-over.  After the left turn, you climb out a small sand hill, then head east to the sand dunes for the return to the bottom.

Date: Friday, October 5th 
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: Milt's Mile 

Rated: 6

Fri Oct. 5th, 2018 Moderate 6 $50.00
21 slots available
Milt's Mile Lite by Synergy MFG more

::: Milts Mile Lite :::

Most of Milt’s Mile Light Trail follows along the edge of Milt’s Mile Trail. Several sections are part of the original Milt’s Mile, and a couple of sections are shared with the current Milt’s Mile. This trail affords spectacular views of Pine Valley Mountain, Sand Hollow Reservoir, Hurricane Cliffs, and Zion Park. During the Jamboree, there is a great spot to watch the “entertainment” when the 6-rated Milt’s Mile vehicles negotiate a tough section in the canyon below. A couple of intimidating sections at the beginning, earn a 4 rating. With good spotting on a few obstacles, stock high clearance 4x4 vehicles with competent drivers can successfully negotiate this trail. Much of the trail is easy slickrock and some sand.

Scenery

Beautiful views of the Sand Hollow Reservoir immediately to the north, with Zion Park in the distance.  Pine Valley Mountains, which are usually snow-capped during Winter 4x4 Jamboree are a few miles to the west.  Hurricane Mesa is to the west, with the rock formations of lower Sand Mountain nestled in the sand dunes immediately to the west.

Surface

Slickrock (sandstone) with several sections of two-track and some sand dunes at the end.

Trail Details

Milt’s Mile Light Trail begins at the Hurricane Water Tanks staging area. The access route follows along the north boundary fence on a two-track sand trail for 3/4 mile, turning south into a sandy wash, and up to a slickrock bowl where the fun begins. A couple of slickrock climbs provide a good warm up and an opportunity to see what stock-clearance vehicles are capable of doing. The bowl looks pretty tough, but careful driving and good spotting will award drivers with the feeling of conquering it. From here, the trail will go up a ledgy road, giving drivers a chance to check their clearance in a couple of spots. An overlook stop near the top of this section, is where you can watch the show as the 6-rated Milt’s Mile vehicles negotiate tough obstacles in the canyon below. The next section drops down a couple of ledges into a small canyon, and then up a bypass around “The Crack” obstacle on Milt’s Mile. The route continues up a wide section of slickrock, then crosses over a dry wash. A short trip along the base of some nice rock formations, including a large hoodoo, and you are out of the canyon. Be sure to stop at this point and enjoy the views looking back. From here, cross over a broken fence line, and head west 3/4 mile, then north to a cattle-guard crossing. Follow the sandy road north 1 1/4 miles to arrive at the Hurricane Water Tanks staging area.


Date: Friday, October 5th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Staging Location: Lin's Marketplace, 1120 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Trail: Milt's Mile Lite

Rated: 4

 

Fri Oct. 5th, 2018 Moderate 4 $50.00
23 slots available
West Rim Lite by Bailie Bilt more

::: West Rim Lite :::

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: Friday, October 5th 
Time: 9 Staging/Breakfast Departure at 10 PM (This trail will have a catered Breakfast for particiants and guides.)
Location: Lonny Boys 980 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Trail: West Rim Lite

Rated: 4

Fri Oct. 5th, 2018 Moderate 4 $50.00
27 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: Friday, October 5th 
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

Fri Oct. 5th, 2018 Moderate 6 $50.00
23 slots available
Sliplock Gulch more

::: Sliplock Gulch :::

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: Friday, October 5th 
Time: 9:30 AM Staging, Departure at 10 AM
Staging Location: Sand Hollow - Water Tanks
Trail: Sliplock Gultch

Rated: 6

Fri Oct. 5th, 2018 Moderate 6 $50.00
20 slots available
Plan B Night Run by Lifetime LED more

::: Plan B Night Run by Lifetime LED :::

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: Friday Night, October 5th 
Time: 5:30 PM Staging, Departure at 6 PM
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

 

Fri Oct. 5th, 2018 Moderate 6 $0.00
19 slots available
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: Friday, October 5th 
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

 

Fri Oct. 5th, 2018 Moderate 5 $50.00
20 slots available