"Life is an adventure and best enjoyed on the dirt!"
Welcome back, trail folks! Our trail leader of this month is Luke @Lifestyle_Offroad, who is taking their 2021 Ford Bronco Sasquatch up Hells gate in Moab Utah! He is a risk-taker, a great content creator, and full of ideas and creativity. Let's get to Hells Revenge Trail and learn a little more about what it's like to ride this trail and also how Luke has lead us to!
I own a 2021 Ford Bronco and am the owner of Lifestyle Offroad. We build Bronco bumpers and hardware to protect your truck Offroad!
It gets you outside into nature. My two kids and wife love it also. It's a great way to escape everyday life and explore things that not everyone is able to see! Life is an adventure and best enjoyed on the dirt! (So cool! Here big shoutout to Luke!🤩)
Hells Revenge, Moab Utah. The coolest moment was making it up Hells Gate. The scariest was dropping into hells gate on only 3 wheels.
This trail is one of the most popular in Moab, it's rated a 6/10 for difficulty. It has several obstacles that are optional, and incredibly tough. It's also fairly long if you do the entire trail. The end has several steep climbs and descents.
More experience people definitely. 33" tires and at least one locker would be highly recommended. If you just did the hells gate loop you will cut out some of the more difficult climbs and drops.
My Dream Trail is trail 74 (Walden's Ridge) in Windrock Park, Oliver Springs, TN. It's 3.5 miles on top of a mountain ridge. It's very tight and challenging, lots of off camber moments and incredible views!
*Editor's Reaction: Luke really is a risk-taker and challenger!👏👏👏
Skid plates, and good tires are both high priority mods!
Very important. Nothing is worse than getting caught on the trail in the dark. Proper lighting will keep you and others on the trail safe. It can help you see to get out of the trail, and even help if you need to do trail repairs.
Bright lights forward, back and side facing all of great advantages. Side facing can help shine into ditches, forward so you can see where your going, and backwards incase you need to reverse.
Here's the detailed Trail Info Luke provided to us for anyone who gets interested in this trail as reference:
Name of the trail:
Best time of year to go:
Hells Gate, Tip Over Challange, Mickeys Hot Tub, Escalator
$5 per Vehicle
Phone Numbers for local help:
Tire Pressure Advice:
Low, I ran 14psi
Rig requirements (Example, must be 4x4 with lift kit, or standard 4x4):
33" tires and 1 locker
Pack food and water!
Check out their fun trail video @Lifestyle Offroad if you're interested.👇
Difficult, long, but very scenic and exciting, this is one of the most popular trails near Moab. Hell's Revenge intertwines with the Slickrock Bike Trail, so be very careful at crosspoints. Bikers have the right of way. Sand Flat Recreation Area has a small fee.
Very rocky, rutted and off-camber trail with erosion, loose rocks, sand, washes and obstacles up to 3 feet tall, including ledges and short, steep grades. Potential for deep water crossings with strong currents.
When Dan Mick came to Moab in 1973, Hell's Revenge didn't have a name. He and friend George Schultz named the trail while driving it on one particularly hot day. George was the first president of the Red Rock 4-Wheelers and Dan was the second (1986-88). Mickey's Hot Tub got its name because Dan was the first to drive it. Dan knows all the obstacles extremely well, so I had a great spotter when I drove the tricky Escalator in 2007.
From S 400 E, on the east side of Moab, take Mill Creek Drive east 0.5 mile. Continue straight uphill at the cemetery on Sand Flats Road. After 1.7 miles, enter Sand Flats Recreation Area and pay fee. The parking lot for Hell's Revenge is on the left just ahead. If riding an unlicensed vehicle, park in the lower lot where the trail ends. You are permitted to ride up the paved road to where the trail starts.
Click to view more details about it in the OnX Offroad app here!
*Anyone who has been to The Hells Revenge Trail can share your experience with more guys in the comments! Of course, any thoughts or questions from those who are still planning to hit this trail are very welcome!😊
Questions or Comments? Leave them below!
June 30, 2022
Was over Hell’s Revenge last weekend with my TRD 4Runner its a hell 3/4 difficulty rated trail be more ready with ur rigs