Summary: The 6 rated Strike Ravine trail covers the terrain on the east side of Highway 191 opposite Behind the Rocks and Kane Creek which are on the west side. It features rocky creek bottoms with occasional boulders and ledges along with one particularly loose difficult hill climb.
Location: Strike Ravine leaves Highway 191 going east about 12 miles south of Moab. It runs in and around Pole Canyon and other headwaters of Kane Creek.
The Trail: Not all trails in Moab are on the slickrock that Moab is known for. The first obstacle is a steep hill climb with loose rocks called the “Big Ugly Hill”. Two hills have loose dirt and rocks that cause poor traction. The canyon bottoms have large rocks and rock ledges that can change with every flood. Strike Ravine is ledgy and rough, with a combination of rock steps and loose dirt.
Trail traverses a rugged area of craggy canyons and old mines. The eastern half is surprisingly scenic with great views of the La Sal Mountains. The trail winds through the heart of Area BFE and provides a glimpse of entrance and exit points of the challenging trails. Strike Ravine is well suited for ATVs and UTVs. We took out our Polaris RZR and had a great time.