Hurrah Pass

Hurrah Pass in Moab: The Ultimate Road Trip Guide

Hurrah Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.461m (4,793ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of San Juan and Grand counties in the US state of Utah. At times the road to the pass is very thin and very close to the edge of far drops.

Tucked away in the southeastern portion of Utah, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Chicken Corners Trail. It’s 23.81 km (14.8 miles) long running from Kane Creek Canyon Road to Fielder Natural Arch. The road follows the Colorado River downstream, climbs up to the pass (the highest point of the road) and descends to benches above the Colorado River. This trail is easy and extremely scenic until the last 4-5 miles, and then it gets pretty rough and is 4x4 territory. There are a few turns that may take your breath away looking straight down into the canyons but very worth it.

The road is suitable for stock, high-clearance, 4x4 SUVs, but you might not use your 4WD. The views along the way are fantastic. It’s accessible all year-round and the view from the top of the pass is very nice, overlooking the Colorado river and Potash Evaporation ponds. It can be accessed year round. Best driven in late spring and fall. Hot in summer. This is a wonderful drive best done early in the morning for good pictures and to avoid the traffic later in the day.
Pic&video: Rubi Mata

 

 

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