Well this trail does not mess around I have had more than one person say where is the trail then point at the fin and they say "No Way... more »!!".
After the entrance its a sandy area for a while before you get back on the epic slickrock. Be sure to stick to the trail!!
There are a few spots with steep descents and maybe a turn just watch for the lines painted on the rock and line up between them for the best line down.
When you get to the Hells Gate Junction even if you dont want to do the gate the overlook is work the extra time to drive in and out.
After Hells gate you return to the main trail again and drop into the base of the valley and its a unique mix of slick rock and sand.
Next the climb up on the slickrock seems to go on for a while. Up top is where the Hot Tubs lie, some may try them but be cautious, only for the very experienced.
After dropping down whales tale you will see Escalator off to the right. Another obstacle not to be messed with. Just beyond that is Tip Over Challenge... looks can be deciving. Some may make it look easy and others will not make it.
The exit (last mile) was changed in 2010 so follow the only path out and you will exit at the same point. When I get the new track I will update this one.
Stay safe keep the rubber side down. less «