Chicken Corners

4.5/5 (44 reviews)
Moab, Utah (San Juan County)
Last Updated: 04/01/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Moab, Utah, is one of the premier off-road and four-wheel drive destinations. Comprised of some of the most well-known trails in the United States, it has trail types that suit all driver's wheeling desires. Some would call it an "off-roader's paradise." Amongst these trails, Chicken Corners is one of the more popular "easy" trails in the entire area. It follows down a beautiful shelf road and eventually runs along the Colorado River with plenty of viewpoints along the way. The last portion, known as "Chicken Corners," gives you a straight-down view of the river below. Combine this trail with the more difficult and remote Lockhart Basin for an overland trip through the desert to the Canyonlands Needles District.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Hurrah Pass, if you keep going, turns into Chicken Corners. Chicken Corners is mostly a dirt and rock road with some patches of sand. The first stretch is a long descending shelf road that winds along the cliff walls. As you come to the bottom, the trail turns shortly into a wash before climbing back up and follows the edge of the Colorado River for portions as it takes you through the desert. Any high clearance SUV can do this road in dry weather.
Very slippery mud when wet.

Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (44 reviews)
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/21/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Everyone should do this trail for their first time in Moab. Very scenic, not too difficult, and an overall fun ride.
Trail Review: Chicken Corners - BroncoTrail
Trail Review: Chicken Corners - BroncoTrail
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Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/31/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Pretty fun simple trail nothing too crazy.
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Such a fun trail ! Takes a while to get to the very end ( the actual Chicken Corner ) but well worth it, you’ll be overwhelmed by the endless amazing views along the way. The trail is actually very easy and can be easily done at 2WD for most of the way with the exception of only few easy rugged sections here and there. I wouldn’t recommend doing it if there’s snow on the trail because at many sections that trail goes very close to a drop off cliff at more than few sections. Once you get to the actual Chicken Corner, get out of your rig and just walk it. You’ll see that there’s plenty of space to make that ( scary ) section super safely, it’s just intimidating to look at, but in reality it’s super easy and actually safe. Once you clear that section keep going through the open area and go over the last rock, passed that you’ll get to the very end of the trail where you’ll take the best lunch break of your life ! The view out of this place is beyond unbelievable !
Trail Review: Chicken Corners - Mike Mor
Trail Review: Chicken Corners - Mike Mor
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Open
Visited: 12/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Fun, easy, scenic, I'm not sure if it should be rated a 3. I barely needed 4HI, never needed 4LO, 2020 TRD OR 4Runner, 33s, 3" lift. I really enjoyed the trail that being said, nothing sketchy and very relaxing. We had a stock 4Runner and I didn't worry about them needing more clearance. I know a few Subi's who could do this trail without any issues. Great views, follows the Colorado River, highly recommend Catacomb Spur!
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Beautiful scenery, and a nice variety of terrain for the driver. A couple shelves that require intelligent tire placement with <33" tires. Some small water/mud holes that were mostly optional in November. Clearance/tire size, and suspension will determine speed - estimates given here are accurate for confident drivers in at least somewhat capable vehicles. Could easily take 50-100% longer if you're cautious or can't carry speed in sand/dirt/light rocks. Take your time and walk out and around the needles/'original chicken corner' at the end, the path widens way up as soon as you get around, with great views.

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