Wipe-Out Hill

5/5 (1 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 07/02/2022
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Wipe-Out Hill is undoubtedly an intimidating trail name, but in no way should the one optional obstacle be the only reason for running this trail. There is so much more. Once you exit the pavement, immediately leaving the packed mini-vans behind, you'll be enveloped by the landscape, and red sandstone cliffs fill your windshield. This is one of those trails where you put it in 4-low and leave it there for the next couple of hours. Several early challenges will ensure your rig is ready for the big show at the midway point of the loop. Wipe-Out Hill is an optional steep slab of sandstone with off-camber vertical ledges. The climb up and down is optional and not for the inexperienced. The loop's second half is a scenic drive below the cliffs. The challenges in this section are ideal for stock type 4x4s. Be sure to look for unique rock formations along the way.

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5/5 (1 reviews)
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/13/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We have been on this trail a couple of times but had never climbed Wipe-Out Hill. It turned out to be easier than I thought but it was still a legit climb. I watched numerous videos of everyone doing the wrong thing and some correctly, so I was confident I knew what to do. Lining up for the right line is critical. You can lift the left front tire very easily if you have too much momentum or if your suspension system isn't set up correctly. MAKE SURE your sway bars are disconnected before trying this one. You need all the suspension travel you can get, but not too much!! Definitely go up and down and continue around to Bartlett Flat. It's a great half-day route.
Trail Review: Wipe-Out Hill - Bobby Nelson
Trail Review: Wipe-Out Hill - Bobby Nelson
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