ATV Riding / Mountain Biking – Hell’s Hole & Velvet Ridge
The Velvet Ridge trail to Hell’s Hole is a combo ATV and mountain bike trail located off Highway 24 between Bicknell and Torrey. The trail is 19 miles round trip from both the Velvet Ridge and Sand Creek staging areas (depending on when and where you stop to play). This thrill-a-minute trail is moderately difficult, with opportunities for some extreme adventure during the last mile or so to Hell’s Hole. The rough trail is mainly a colorful mix of ash gray bentonite-rich hills and loose red rock, with rugged sandstone cliffs and rock formations along the way.The Velvet Ridge staging area is at the northeast end of Bicknell, and opens up to a dramatic, twisting trail. The ridge overlooks the Fremont River, winding through the valley below. To the south, Boulder Mountain rises to 11,000 feet. To the east, you’ll get views of Torrey and the Henry Mountains. An open area further down the ridge is a perfect ATV playground. here. Trail tips: This is a shared ATV/mountain bike trail, so use good judgment and safe riding practices, along with proper equipment and supplies. Check for weather conditions before heading out. The Velvet Ridge trail can also be accessed from Torrey. Read more about ATV riding in this area – here. Learn more about mountain biking opportunities by clicking on the link.