Chicken Corners

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4.7/5 (64 reviews)
Moab, Utah (San Juan County)
Last Updated: 02/17/2024
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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.

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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.

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4.7/5 (64)
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41100
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/17/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The temp was near 50 and the weather was quite nice for February but the trail was extremely busy for this time of year. We saw over 20 SxS machines and over 15 vehicles. The views at the end were worth the trip and of course we stopped at the catacomb caves.
Trail Review: Chicken Corners - Marcus Trusty
Trail Review: Chicken Corners - Marcus Trusty
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/20/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Long but a great trail. The wind tunnels off waypoint 6 are fantastic, the winding road along the cliff with views mesmerizing, and the “Chicken Corner” at the end quite the thrill (washed out so a little roller coaster and also intimidating as you round the corner and don’t fully see the width). The “human chicken corner” at the end was fun as well. You can walk around the ledge and get an even closer view of the river elbow. A long day in a Jeep/Truck but fantastic and fun trail! SXSs can get through this trail up in a jiffy!
Trail Review: Chicken Corners - Tyler Sauer
Trail Review: Chicken Corners - Tyler Sauer
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/22/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

An absolutely awesome trail. Plenty of scenic views with the right touch of obstacles. It can be easily driven in a high clearance 4x4. We stopped for lunch at Catacomb Rock and explored some of the tunnels, which the kids loved.
Trail Review: Chicken Corners - Tyler Genevish
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/07/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail, slightly rough in spots. Amazing views in every direction. We camped overnight at the Catacomb Rocks which looked to have multiple spots available. Spent a little time exploring the caves, which feel a bit sketchy! Arrived at the end of the trail the next morning and climbed up to a memorial that someone had put in place. Highly recommend making the trail a 2-parter with some camping in the middle. Trail rating seems spot on, but I think the difficulty of Hurrah Pass (required to get to Chicken Corners) is more like a 3.
Trail Review: Chicken Corners - Jason
Trail Review: Chicken Corners - Jason
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/21/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A mix of rocky road and sandy road. Took about 2 hours each way from Hurrah Pass via Jeep, taking it leisurely. Saw a handful of Jeeps and a lot of SxS vehicles (on a week day). Nothing technical, just bumpy on the rock sections of the trail.

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