Summary: The 2 rated Chicken Corners trail climbs Hurrah Pass providing spectacular views of both the Colorado River Gorge and Kane Creek Canyon. It then follows the remote and scenic rimlands of the Colorado River Gorge ending just across from Deadhorse Point.
Location: Leave Moab on Kane Creek Road near McDonald’s on Highway 191. Follow Kane Creek Road for about 11 miles and then take the right turn toward Hurrah Pass not to far after a Creek Crossing. From Hurrah Pass it is about 9 miles to the end of the trail at Chicken Corners.
The Trail: Much of the trail is graded dirt or two track sand. The ride up and down Hurrah Pass may be pretty bumpy but not hard on your suspension if you go slow. Be careful when the trail reaches the rim of the Colorado River gorge. The roadway is off camber (tilting toward the river) and the drop is over 400 feet. The end of the trail is at Chicken Corners. Apparently an old hiking trail went beyond this point and around the sharp Goose Neck bend. Those who wouldn’t do that part of the trail were Chicken.
You’ll cross over beautiful Hurrah Pass, to reach the start of this trail. Road generally follows the Colorado River with an optional stop at some quirky caves in catacomb Rock. Chicken Corners will definitely test a passenger’s trust in his driver since, at this point, the river is about 5 ft. to right and 450 feet straight down. This is a very popular trail for riders!
Views of the colorful, deep Kane Creek Canyon become more and more impressive as Hurrah Pass is climbed. Once on top you can see for miles. The trail runs very near the steep drop off into the Colorado River Gorge as it gets closer to Chicken Corners.