Velvet Ridge / Hell’s Hole
LOCATION Both the Velvet Ridge and Sand Creek staging areas are located off Highway 24 between Bicknell and Torrey. TRAIL TYPE This is an ATV and bicycle trail. They are the same path so be aware of other people. DISTANCE 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. DIFFICULTY Moderate 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. DESCRIPTION The trail mostly consists of abrasive bennoite and loose red rock. Towards Hell’s Hole the trail gets sandy.
EQUIPMENT This trail has been designated for ATV and mountain bikes. ENVIRONMENT The weather varies greatly and will affect the trail conditions greatly. Be sure to check the Visitors Center before heading out. SAFETY Make sure to wear proper equipment especially on the Ridge, because the surface is so unsteady. TRAIL TIP 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.
|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|