This trail is extremely long but we managed to fit in Hurrah Pass, Chicken Corners and Lockhart Basin and still get back to Moab before dark. The trail was awesome because you really felt like you were in the middle of nowhere, far from civilization. We really got to see things that people usually don't see.
The trail was only a little confusing in the beginning, and it was obvious we were on the right trail when it started getting rocky. It wasn't the most challenging thing we've ever done in Moab but it was definitely fun crawling out of the canyon. We had lunch down in the wash and it was nice and scenic.
On the rocky hill you have to climb to get out of the wash, Sean hit his extra long valve stem on a rock and bent it severely enough to start a slow leak. He ended up having to change the tire later.
Once we came out of the wash there were more than a few places with ledges and little rock climbs, but the wash was definitely the most difficult part. We also took a little detour up a sandy hill and a few more obstacles, putting us at the top of a narrow mesa where we could see the overlook trail. That was probably the best part, seeing everything for miles.
We were going really fast on the overlook trail because it was very sandy. There wasn't another vehicle out there for miles and we had fun sliding in the sand as we raced to the end of the overlook. Once we got there we were rewarded with a gorgeous view of the river.
We raced back from the overlook to the main trail -- our record time was 20 minutes. The trail really changed to a regular dirt road at that point. It was twisty in spots and there were a few small rocks here and there but otherwise it was a very easy road.
Once we got to the end we had a long drive on pavement back to Moab. This was a great ending to a great day, and we saw many miles of gorgeous mesas. This is the way to see Moab!
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