Moab Utah - Hurrah Pass Trail

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Last updated 09/06/2015

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Few OHV experiences can rival the fun of riding an ATV in Utah’s Moab backcountry. An endless variety of undulating and challenging terrain combined with spectacular scenery provide an unforgettable experience.

It’s easy to find your way around the small town of Moab. Main St (Hwy 191) runs north and south all the way through town. Center St and Main St, where Moab Information Center is located, marks the center of town. If you need lodging or camping, it is a good idea to call well in advance.

There are several places in Moab to rent ATV’s. Check for latest information or just drive down Main St. You should check Utah’s OHV Laws ( or call 800-648-7433.

Using your GPS for each trail
I have included Way Points for the trail. Also, in the description below, I have included complete instructions on the trail. I would print or copy the instructions off if you plan on using these Way Points.

Hurrah Pass Trail

Highlights: A real cruiser the whole family can enjoy. Excellent views from the pass. Stop at Birthing Rock along Kane Creek Road to see an excellent display of Indian petroglyphs. Close to Moab. The road is wide and maintained with tight turns and high cliffs the first couple of miles. The climb to Hurrah Pass is a bit rougher but still easy.

Getting There: From the south side of Moab at the McDonald’s Restaurant on Main Street, take Kane Creek Road west. Bear left at first large fork and head south along the river. When pavement ends at 4.7 miles, turn right into the parking lot after cattle guard.

  1. Staging (mile 0) – Head south from parking lot on wide dirt road. Use caution descending steep shelf road.
  2. (miles 0.6) – Go past parking lot for Amasa Back Mountain Bike Trail. Don’t park here.
  3. (miles 1.1) – Amasa Back Bike Trail on right, also known as the Cliff Hanger Jeep Trail. (This trail is not recommended for ATV’s.)
  4. (miles 1.3) – Look for a large boulder on right called the “Birthing Rock.” Walk about 70 feet downhill to see Indian petroglyphs.
  5. (miles 3.0) – Pass parking lot for Hunter Canyon Hiking Trail on left. Note roofless toilet. Cross Kane Creek and continue south. Designated fee camp sites are marked.
  6. (miles 6.5) – Cross Kane Creek again. Water crossings can be deep after a heavy rain.
  7. WP1 (miles 6.8) – Turn right following sign to Hurrah Pass. Left goes to difficult Kane Creek Canyon.
  8. WP2 (miles 10.0) – Follow winding and sometimes bumpy shelf road to Hurray Pass.
  9. WP3 (miles 12.6) – Follow dramatic, twisting shelf road down other side of pass to fork. Right goes to very rocky Jackson Hole. Left goes to Chicken Corners.
  10. Staging (mile 25.2) – Return to start.