Devil's Racetrack

4.9/5 (12 reviews)
Ferron, Utah (Emery County)
Last Updated: 08/27/2022
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Highlights

This is an absolutely iconic trail in the San Rafael Swell area. You can see for miles on end along a good majority of the trail. There are also a number of natural arches you spot while driving the almost 8 miles. Although this trail may not provide a lot of challenges, it is well worth the trip if you happen to be in the area. Combine this trail with Fixit Pass for a good morning to early evening trip, leaving room for a little time at camp before it gets dark. This trail is fairly well traveled so you will likely see somebody at some point if you are here on the weekends. Weekdays could be hit or miss. Even with its popularity, keep in mind that this area of Utah is known for flash floods and quick weather change. Due to the isolation, be prepared with plenty of food and water and extra clothes in case of emergency.

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Trail Reviews

4.9/5 (12 reviews)
Wade
100
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Super fun. Ran it north to south and there were some decent challenges for this semi-experienced guy. The razorback has a few interesting areas, and there is one area in the run up that was quite a challenge too. Saw lots of Motos and a few razors but no other “drive to the trail” rigs…
Trail Review: Devil's Racetrack - Wade
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Really fun trail. Ran this right after running fixit pass and drove up dirt roads from down by Goblin Valley so a really long day. JKU with 35's and Cherokee with 32's. There was 3 or 4 obstacles that I would say push this rating to the 6 for sure and some in my group said maybe a 7 with those spots. I think it depends on how you take a few of those spots. We had a pretty close tip over in one spot with the Cherokee with two wheels off the ground and had to do a couple obstacles with some thinking of how to get through them safely. Most of the ledges are just fun and moderate ledges that are really fun. I think the "razorback" area is the area that was exceptionally hard and the razors behind us said their friend tipped over in the same spot the Cherokee almost tipped over the last time they were there. I don't know if taking this from the other direction would be easier or not though. We recently ran Top of the World in Moab which is generally rated as a 6 I think and we all thought this one was a bit harder with a little more risk in that one section.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/19/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

The rating of this trail seems much higher than it should be IMO. We ran it in a loop with Fix it. The “Razorback” obstacle was not a big deal at all, in fact I can’t even pinpoint exactly where it was on the trail. Only saw 1 other 4wd the whole time and it was a stock TRD Tacoma with sliders/skids. Tons of UTV’s.
Trail Review: Devil's Racetrack - Stefan
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/10/2021

Reasonably new to offroading, and this trail was the most challenging to date, and also the most fun! Had a motley crew of a group; a 3" lifted Tacoma on 33s, 3" lifted FJ on 33s, stock Wrangler on 33s, 2" lifted 4runner on 32s, a side by side, and a Pinzgauer. We were in no rush, and took our time finding lines for everyone. Took about 9 hours for a loop starting near swasey cabin via DR, fixit pass, and returning via Nielsen Dugway (included lunch, and letting several groups of sidexsides play through on razorback). The wrangler and the 4 runner scraped in a few places, but no damage, and the 4runner wished it had a hitch skid plate like the Tacoma, which was used on several occasions. Never need to winch or strap anyone, though some used the bypass on razorback and the ledges. Razorback may look daunting at first, but take your time and find a good line and go get it! I think everyone used less than a half tank of gas. Fixit pass was in great shape. Some online videos looked rough, but it was in good shape (spring 2021) and frankly too easy after DR challenges! Racing through the wash was fun, slipper arch is incredible, and Nielsen dugway had some obstacles and a bit slow-growing, but nothing to be concerned about. Fun loop. The next day, did Eagle canyon, eva conover, south fork coal wash, and fuller's bottom (river crossing was easy with around 15cfs) to the wedge overlook on the way home to salt lake. Great trip!
Trail Review: Devil's Racetrack - Zackery Evans
Trail Review: Devil's Racetrack - Zackery Evans
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/23/2020

This is an extremely fun trail with spectacular views and rock formations. It is very remote, so make sure you have everything you may need, food, water, tools, parts, etc.

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