Moab Utah Off Road / 4x4 Trails: Hells Revenge Jeep Trail

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Hells Revenge Jeep Trail

If you’re looking for white knuckle roller-coaster 4 wheeling, complete with obstacles worthy of names such as “The Escalator” and “The Tip Over Challenge,” Hell’s Revenge Trail is your off-roading destination.

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  • 6.5 miles (typically 3-4 hours)
  • Difficult with steep ascents and descents.
  • Trailhead: Just inside the entrance to the Sands Flat Recreation area, marked with a yellow flame painted on the rock.


If you’re looking for intense slick rock 4 wheeling, complete with treacherous, steep ascents, and white knuckle, stomach flipping descents, Hell’s Revenge is your trail. This trail is a fun roller coaster ride. But drivers beware, this is an extremely difficult trail, made even more treacherous as many of the most difficult obstacles cannot be by-passed. But for those with the skills, and the appropriate equipment, you’re in for the 4 wheeling adventure of your life.


From Moab, head east on Sand Flats Road for two miles. You’ll find the trailhead just passed the entrance to the Sands Flat recreation area. It’s clearly marked by yellow flame symbols painted on the rock.


  • Distance: Approximately 6.5 miles.
  • Average Time of Drive: 3-4 hours.
  • Difficulty: Difficult. Highly rutted, steep, and sometimes treacherous conditions. Experienced drivers only.
  • Trail Type: One way route.
  • Trailhead: Find the trailhead just inside the entrance to the Sand Flats Road recreation area.

Plan & Prepare

Make sure to follow the trail markings (a yellow flame) so you don’t get lost.

This drive is best attempted in spring and fall.

4 wheeling is an inherently dangerous activity and shouldn’t be attempted without the appropriate training and equipment. Following a few basic tips can help keep you safe:

  • Understand your vehicles 4 wheel drive system and know how to use it.
  • Make sure you know your cars dimensions and lowest point of clearance – you don’t want to get stuck in the middle of nowhere.
  • At all times, make sure you travel with at least one passenger and one other vehicle. Take emergency supplies and extra parts.
  • Make sure you know your route. Know where you are and know where you are going. In and around Moab, radio towers can serve as useful landmarks.

Careful preparation for your trip will ensure that if, and when, things do go wrong, you are prepared for the situation.

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