Hells Revenge

4.9/5 (48 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 04/29/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Hells Revenge is an extremely popular slick rock trail in Moab and is considered a must do for many and is a Jeep Badge of Honor Trail. Hell's Revenge is a wild rollercoaster ride over natural, petrified sand dunes, or "fins" as most people call them. If you take all the bypasses, it's not a very technical trail, however, it's not for the faint of heart. There are a lot of steep climbs and descents over the fins and some areas that you must drive are very close to the edge of high cliffs which can be truly terrifying. For those looking for some added fun, Hells Revenge offers a few optional obstacles; Hells Gate, The Hot Tubs, including the Car Wash and Micky's Hot Tube, then The Escalator, and Tip Over Challenge. The Overlook also offers a great view of the Colorado River from high up on the cliffs. If you only have to pick one trail in Moab, Utah, this is the one 4x4 trail you should pick. It is a bucket list kind of Jeep Trail.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Travel on this trail is a designated one way by the BLM. The route is clearly marked so be sure to follow the yellow flame symbols on the ground. It does criss-cross the Slickrock Trail so try not to get confused and be sure to stay on the correct trail. It's a wild rollercoaster ride over natural, petrified sand dunes, or "fins" as most people call them. If you take all the bypasses, it's not a very technical trail, however, it's not for the faint of heart. There are a lot of steep climbs and descents over the fins and some areas that you must drive very close to the edge of high cliffs which can be truly terrifying. For those looking for some added fun and thrills, Hells Revenge offers a few optional obstacles; Hells Gate, The Hot Tubs, The Escalator, and Tip Over Challenge. These obstacles are for experienced drivers or people with great spotters. For those looking for more of the mild and relaxing fun, The Overlook also offers a great view of the Colorado River. This trail definitely gives you a taste of what Moab has to offer and can easily be said this is the poster child of Moab. With that said, some of the steep ups and downs are to a point that dragging bumpers might be required with vehicles with lower approach and departure angles. A stock Rubicon JLU can do the trail without touch bumpers but might require a spotter in a few spots to ensure the right line. There is a $5.00 access fee per vehicle to enter Sand Flats Recreation Area.

Trail Reviews

4.9/5 (49 reviews)
Tyler
1950
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/15/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail that can be as easy or difficult as you want. A stock JLU sport would probably have a little difficulty due to clearance, but easily doable in Rubicons or lightly modified sports.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ok, now that’s a fun trail. Lots of unrelating ups and downs. What do you think, can they find more decent and climbs? Now I do have to admit my rig has a forward facing camera and the blind ups and downs with a camera seems like cheating but what a great feature to have in this trail. Definitely returning to this loop.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/11/2022

This was fun and in spots, if you do the entire trail loop, will challenge all. Hells Gate is more daunting going down the starting point, than actually going up!
Trail Review: Hells Revenge - Dale Holland
Trail Review: Hells Revenge - Dale Holland
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Josh Noesser
Official Crew
90800
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We went out to closely look at the trail. There has been a lot of talk about the trail not being rated difficult but intermediate. So we went out to really take a close look at ourselves. After some discussion, we agreed that the easiest paths on the trail are in fact intermediate trails. That the first of the difficult obstacles is completely optional. Thus we lowered the rating to a 4 to represent the easiest paths. Now the hardest part is towards the end of the trail. Some spots will be needed for less experienced drivers, but there is a path a stock 4-door jeep can do without dragging or getting stuck. Anything with some lift, larger tires, can just drive straight down.
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 04/12/2022

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