Friday, April 19, 2013

Hells Revenge

If you can ride only one trail in Moab, in my opinion, it should be Hells Revenge. I would not recommend it for beginners or anyone who has a fear of heights but for experienced riders it has a little bit of everything including two really gnarly climbs, "Hells Gate" and "The Escalator". Fortunately, they are optional so you can still enjoy the ride without having to take them. There is a nice track of the trail at EveryTrail which can be downloaded free to your smartphone.

Here are some examples of the more difficult sections and as you veteran riders know, hills are actually steeper than they appear on film/video...

"Hells Gate"

"Hells Gate"

"Mickeys Hot Tub"

"The Escalator" (that's motor oil flowing down the hill)

Hells Gate video from inside the jeep...

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