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Hurrah Pass

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

9.7 mile 15.6 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,378' 420 m
Descent: -567' -173 m
High: 4,785' 1,458 m
Low: 3,974' 1,211 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A mellow road through spectacular terrain to a river viewpoint.

Brian Smith

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

This is a good run for those days when you want to get out in a beautiful place, but just don't have the killer instinct for anything too demanding. You can always drive further out to start your trip to match your energy level.

The run begins at the mouth of Kane Creek and follows the graded gravel Kane Springs road through the magnificent winding sandstone walls. In about 4-miles, the canyon begins to widen. In another 3-miles or so, the road will cross Kane Creek, bear right, and begin climbing up toward the pass.

Whatever you do, don't continue following the creek: this route out to Highway-191 turns desperately sandy in short order.

As you continue toward the pass, on the high mesa above your left shoulder is the Anticline Overlook a 35-mile drive on dirt roads to access. Sometimes you can see people up there.

Reaching Hurrah Pass, enjoy the river view. Continue on to Chicken Corners or Lockhart Basin on worsening road, or retrace your path.

Be advised that the Kane Springs road is a popular camping area and a major thoroughfare, providing access to many biking, OHV, and rock climbing options. Run to Hurrah Pass on a weekday or off-season if you don't want the noise, dust and fumes of dozens of passing vehicles.

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Rock fins abound this trail run.
Mar 28, 2015 near Moab, UT
Running above Hunter Canyon on the Hunter Rim Trail singletrack
Mar 28, 2015 near Moab, UT
Amasa Back trailhead on Kane Creek Rd. Get ready for a rugged descent.
Apr 8, 2015 near Moab, UT

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