Velvet Ridge / Hell’s Hole
Both the Velvet Ridge and Sand Creek staging areas are located off Highway 24 between Bicknell and Torrey.
This is an ATV and bicycle trail. They are the same path so be aware of other people.
From the Velvet Ridge staging area the trail is 19 miles round trip. From the Sand Creek staging area it is a similar distance depending on what you do in the ATV/OHV recreation area.
Moderate. There are a couple of spots that are a little difficult, but are still passable. The last mile to Hell’s Hole is extreme.
The trail mostly consists of abrasive bennoite and loose red rock. Towards Hell’s Hole the trail gets sandy.
This trail has been designated for ATV and mountain bikes.
The weather varies greatly and will affect the trail conditions greatly. Be sure to check the Visitors Center before heading out.
Make sure to wear proper equipment especially on the Ridge, because the surface is so unsteady.
Be sure to always wear the proper equipment. Because this trail is shared with other kinds of travelers, it is important for you to be safe and to consider the safety or others.
TRAIL COORDINATES / POINTS OF INTEREST
|Name (Click name below to view map)||GPS||Latitiude||Longitude|
|Sand Creek Trailhead||N 38d18’38” W 111d25’59”||38.310556||-111.433056|
|Hell’s Hole Trail||N 38d19’41” W 111d26’26”||38.328056||-111.440556|
|Velvet Ridges Trailhead||N 38d18’37” W 111d31’04”||38.310278||-111.517778|
|Great Western Trail Overlook||N 38d18’41” W 111d27’54”||38.311389||-111.465|
Take in the Views
Once you have entered Hell’s Hole, you can explore the entire area on foot.The Hell’s Hole area is filled with rock formations that are ideal for walking and climbing. The elevation at Hell’s Hole is 8650 ft.
Get a closer look
View the listed coordinates for different points of interest along the trail.
Do it at your own pace
There is so much to do along this trail that rushing it could amost be impossible. Indicated on the map is an area with green trails which is an OHV/ATV recreation area. This play area has no designated trails, just exploring. Boundaries are well marked. So make sure you take some time to play here. Just make sure to ride with the proper equipment and to make smart choices in riding.