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Chicken Corners

Located in Moab, Utah, Chicken Corners is a very scenic trail. It’s 12 miles long. It is primarily a dirt road that goes over a fairly low pass. With the exception of a few moderate rocky spots, most of this trail is easy. Low clearance vehicles should not attempt this.

It can be a reasonably easy drive in favourable dry conditions, but also has the potential to be a very difficult muddy and slippery track -and at times impassable- after wet weather. The surface of the road is mostly gravel but becomes mostly red dirt and sand with the occasional appearances of sandstone bedrock. It’s suitable for two-wheel drive vehicles with high ground clearance under ideal conditions. Several water crossings on Kane Creek Road are usually shallow, but they can be deep and fast flowing in the spring or after a downpour. Don't cross if you can't see bottom and be prepared to wait awhile if you get trapped on other side.

The journey offers an exhilarating driving experience, with superb views. An incredible journey, an unforgettable experience. Scenery is just dramatic. The view at Chicken Corners of the Colorado River is so gorgeous.This is definitely one road trip that you want to record with lots of photographs. Chicken Corners gets its name from a very narrow passage that overlooks the Colorado River where the “least” chicken was willing to pass. This portion gives you a straight down view of the river way below.There are lots of viewpoints, official and unofficial. The road is a delight to drive, with every kind of twist and turn. The road ends at a dramatic cliff where a narrow foot trail inches around to a viewpoint near the Goose Neck. 
The highest point of the trail is Hurrah Pass at 1.456m (4,780ft) above the sea level. Best driven in late spring and fall. Hot in summer. The trail follows down a beautiful shelf road and eventually runs alongside the Colorado River.
Pic&video: Don Miller

 

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