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Escalator is a famous and very challenging optional route along the southwest end of Hell's Revenge Trail. As the name implies, Escalator is an extremely steep slickrock climb that makes its way through a series of deep potholes, each higher on the hill than the previous. This trail is extremely off-camber and leans your vehicle to such extreme angles that it is common to see vehicles blowing white smoke out of the tailpipe due to oil burning in the manifold.

This obstacle requires perfect tire placement. Just an inch offline can be the difference between conquering the obstacle or flopping your vehicle on its side.

Escalator is only recommended for experienced off-road enthusiasts with well-equipped off-road vehicles. Lockers are required, and a winch is recommended in case of recovery. Vehicles with hard tops are not recommended due to the extreme angles and the high risk of top damage.