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    New question here. Five miles of Hell Trail?

    Has anyone ridden it what do you think of it? A motorcycle guy has recommended I try it on my mountain bike.

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    Where is that at??

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    it is on the swell near green river

    so on the way to moab..
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    You can read about it here...

    http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/fivehell.htm

    Haven't ridden there, but I've walked through that terrain on the way to obscure tower climbs. I think some comfortable walking shoes would be in order if planning to ride there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alibi
    http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/fivehell.htm

    Haven't ridden there, but I've walked through that terrain on the way to obscure tower climbs. I think some comfortable walking shoes would be in order if planning to ride there.
    I find that website rather goofy and don't trust anything in it, especially their trail ratings.

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    Do it

    I did it on a rigid single speed a couple of years ago. It was rattly in places, but for sure a good ride. If I remember correct, there are a few different loops out there.

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    I am sure J.D. won't find my website goofy ;-)
    http://www.chpc.utah.edu/~mcuma//ima...ell/index.html

    The trail is hellish indeed, do it if you also enjoy hiking. For a more mellow loop in the area see this:
    http://www.chpc.utah.edu/~mcuma//ima...ash/index.html

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    If you like technical, you'll love 5MOH.

    Nice sites Marast. I like the map and the pics. If you've visited www.utahmountainbiking.com and read the description, it is very accurate. Be prepared to walk.

    Rode it and Iron Wash in the fall of 2003 and it is quite a ride. Was able to ride about 85% of it and I'm a fairly good technical rider. It helps if you have trials skills and big balls upon occasion but it's quite an experience. There will be some spots where you have to walk. I would love to see someone on a trials motorcycle ride some of the stuff out there.

    When you ride out to the trailhead, everything looks so flat and you keep saying to yourself, this can't be as bad as the description. Once you hit the trailhead, the fun begins and reality sets in. You drop into small canyons and washes and climb in and out of them all day. The real challenging part is only about 8 miles long but it took us about 3 hours. Lots of play time. One of the group snapped a couple of suspension bolts on a drop and had to walk out. It was so much fun, a bunch of us are going back next spring to ride it again.

    Iron Wash is part of the same trail network and is not as difficult but it still demands your attention in spots.

    If you like a technical challenge unlike any you've had before, 5MOH is for you. If not, ride elsewhere and have an enjoyable time. Have fun.

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    Did it last spring

    I rode this trail last March, I won't be back again. We also rode the Main loop in Iron Wash. This area is basically a Motocross playground, LOTS of steeps and sand. I would say 5MOH is 60% walking distance wise, 90% time wise. It's a Motocross trail people, you'll be on a nice bike hike! There were a few fun tech sections, but walking your bike through sand and up impossible steeps drained me dry. The trail really isn't worth getting there, go to Moab instead, let the Motocross guys have this trail, trust me.

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