Moab Utah Trails: Hurrah Pass

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Hurrah Pass

Hurrah Pass mountain bike trail is technically easy, yet physically difficult because of its length and elevation. Hurrah Pass can also be followed as a very easy 4x4 route.

Hurrah Pass divides the Colorado River and Kane Springs Canyon along a jagged ridge that drops off considerably along the Kane Springs Canyon side. The top of the pass offers an unforgettable overlook onto the Colorado River and into Kane Springs Canyon. Make sure to yell "Hurrah" once you reach the top.

Trail Specifics

  • Distance: 29 miles (out-and-back from town) or 19 miles (out-and-back from the end of the paved Kane Creek Road)
  • Riding Time: 3 to 7 hours biking
  • Difficulty: Easy, yet long miles and lots of elevation change
  • Trail Type: Dirt road


Unlike most other trails in Moab, Utah you can begin the Hurrah Pass mountain biking trail from town at the corner of Center Street and 100 West. Otherwise, you can skip the paved part of the trail and drive out Kane Creek Road along the Colorado River until it crosses a cattle guard and turns to dirt. Park your car in the parking area just passed the cattle guard. Continue biking up the main dirt road, without exploring less established side roads, until you reach Hurrah Pass. Turn around and ride back down. The route is exactly the same if you are in an ATV or 4x4.

Maps & Tours

  • Pick up a detailed map or guide book at the Moab Information Center on the corner of Main and Center Streets.
  • If you are new to mountain biking, or to the area, consider Joining a Guided Bike Tour.

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