Hells Revenge is undoubtedly the most popular off-road in Moab Utah. The close proximity to town as well as the spectacular views and exhilarating off-road experience has made it popular with guided tours and enthusiasts. The entrance to Hells Revenge is just past the Sand Flats Recreation Area Entrance Station.
There is a fee required to enter this area and all vehicles must stay on designated route on Hells Revenge. There are no open play areas. Maximum speed limit is 15 mph.
The large vistas sweep full circle from the La Sal Mountains through Arches National Park to the cliff rims that overlook Moab Valley. The nearby country is an amazing stretch of bare sandstone with clefts and canyons, including the Colorado River canyon.
Rally on the Rocks is an annual event headquartered out of the Old Spanish Trail Arena in Moab. If you’ve never been to Moab, and you have a UTV, this event is highly recommended. They offer guided rides on many trails throughout the week.
Sand Flats Recreation Area
The Sand Flats Recreation Area (SFRA) near Moab, Utah is a nationally significant public lands treasure at the heart of the Colorado Plateau. A high plain of slickrock domes, bowls and fins, it rises in the east to meet the colorful mesas and nearly 13,000 foot peaks of the La Sal Mountains.
Bordering the area on the north and south are the canyons of the Grandstaff Canyon and Mill Creek Canyon Wilderness Study Areas. Further north lies the deep gorge of the Colorado River and Arches National Park.
Sand Flats’ famous Slickrock off-road trails include Fins and Things and Hell’s Revenge are world-renowned for their combination of challenge and awesome scenery. Sand Flats is also popular for camping. Approximately 175,000 visitors enjoy this 9,000 acre recreation area annually.
The Sand Flats Recreation Area is managed through a unique partnership between Grand County and the Bureau of Land Management.
Directions to Hells Revenge
GPS 38.575590, -109.522528
Hells Revenge lies northeast of town. From S MIlls Creek Dr. turn onto Sand Flats Rd. and follow to Sand Flats Recreation Area Entrance Station. The entrance to Hells Revenge is right after the pay station on the left.
Hells Revenge Trailhead to Overlook
Hells Gate is one of the more popular obstacles. This slick rock chute is completely optional, and is fairly easy if you take the right line.
Mickey’s Hot Tub
Mickey’s Hot Tub is another of the more famous obstacles that is completely optional. The Hot Tubs consist of steep – and deep – natural bowl formations that accumulate stagnant water. The slickrock is made more slippery from the muddy sludge stuck to your tires – as well as those who went before you – making it just a bit tougher to claw your way back out.
Escalator to Hell features a multi-tiered climb up a narrow V-shaped groove in the slickrock with a line that twists back and forth. A fatal move could cause you to end up back at the bottom. Some sections require pressing the tires against the sides, while other sections can lift a front wheel off the surface.
Tip-Over Challenge was named back before UTVs entered the scene, and really isn’t as difficult as its’ name would lead you to believe.
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