Hell’s Revenge near Moab designated as national trail

Jun 26, 2024, 2:00 PM | Updated: 2:14 pm

Off-road vehicles travel along the red rocks of Hell's Revenge, a popular off-roading trail near Mo...

Hell's Revenge is a popular off-road trail near Moab. (Utah Division of Outdoor Recreation)

(Utah Division of Outdoor Recreation)

MOAB, Utah – Hell’s Revenge, a popular off-roading trail near Moab, has been designated as a national trail, according to the Utah Division of Outdoor Recreation.

In a Facebook post, the division said that Hell’s Revenge is the 24th trail in Utah to get the designation. 

Hell’s Revenge is six-and-a-half miles long. Per the Bureau of Land Management, it is known to be extremely difficult. 

It is recommended only for experienced off-road drivers, due to hazardous terrain and a number of obstacles. It is accessible just past the Sand Flats Recreation Area. 

Additionally, the Division of Outdoor Recreation said that the trail provides views of both Moab national parks; Arches and Canyonlands. 

What is a national trail? 

Per the National Parks Service website, the National Trails System is meant to encourage public access and appreciation of trails. 

Congress passed the National Trails System Act in 1968, per the NPS. It called for the establishment of trails in settings of all types, including urban and rural. It was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. 

Per the Pacific Crest Trail Association, the system is more than 88,600 miles long. The Appalacian and Pacific Crest trails were the first to receive the designation. 

The NPS said the first Utah trail to receive the designation was The Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. 

The U.S. Department of the Interior said that the management of national trails is split between organizations. The National Parks Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Forest Service are involved. 

The system includes recreational, historic, and scenic trails. Hell’s Revenge joins several other well-known Utah trails on the list, such as the Mount Timpanogos trail, Fisher Towers, and Cascade Springs. 

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Hell’s Revenge near Moab designated as national trail