Summary: The 8+ rated Behind the Rocks trail offers extremes in 4-Wheeling from two track level road to obstacles that most drivers with good sense would avoid. Views of the very rugged Behind the Rocks weather sculpted sandstone are impressive along the way. Running it backwards compounds the difficulty of the key obstacles. Breakdowns are to be expected and roll-overs are not uncommon.
Location: A County Road leaves Highway 191 about 13 miles south of Moab just after climbing a long hill on the highway. The exit is on the right going to the west. Follow the County Road above Kane Creek Canyon to near the top of the Pritchett Canyon Trail. Then turn up Hunter Canyon and the fun begins.
Scenery: The scenery includes the unique weathered sandstone fins and domes just behind the rock cliff that faces Moab. There are several opportunities to pier down into Kane Creek Canyon which bounds the area on the southwest. The trip in through Hunter Canyon is particularly scenic.
The Trail: The Behind the Rocks trail is very difficult. The climb back up White knuckle Hill cannot be bypassed and carries a significant risk of a roll over. Running the trail backwards brings one up the rugged and steep “White Knuckle” Hill.