East Razzle Dazzle Slalom

Total Miles
3.9

Elevation

1,067.29 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This track maps the northeast sections of Razzle Dazzle in Sand Hollow, Utah. If you're coming into Sand Hollow from the east side, this is a nice and fun way to get into the heart of Sand Hollow. There is one steep decline, going east to west. A local map names this steep decline "Deklined" and they call it a 10. Going down the hill, I'd say it's a 6, as long as you have high clearance. The drop at the very top is steep, but once you're on the downslope, it's not hard. Going up, it's a 10 due to loose rocks, large rocks, and rocky ledges. There are other options for going back out of Sand Hollow to the east, including Lakeside From Water Tank Rd to Razzle Dazzle East. The views of Sand Hollow Reservoir are fantastic, and the trails are numerous in this State Park. Be sure to bring your camera because there is so much to memorialize in a photo. The sand is a reddish-orange color, and it produces a minimal amount of dust. The rocks are red. Other mountains you can see are gray or white, and the distant mountains appear as purple. Simply breathtaking. The "slalom" part of this trail is a sandy wash with high sides and fun corners! Watch out for others coming down the trail, and watch also for cows. We've only seen cows in this area in the wintertime. Razzle Dazzle will take you to the Top of the World, to the Flinstone House, and to the slick rock playgrounds which include Double Sammy, the Chute, Plan B, Toll Booths, the Maze, Slip Rock, TNT Extended, The Ledges, Joint Effort, War Machine, Smurfette, Broken Chain, and War Machine. A lot of SXSs will unhook their sway bars for crawling in the rocks, but that's a personal preference. We unhook our front sway bars only for the bigger obstacles. Having a spotter your first time through some of these obstacles will be very helpful because they can help you line your tires up where they need to be on the rocks to prevent vehicle damage. Another rock crawling preference is the lower air pressure in your tires. And the two-wheel drive is recommended in the sand because if you do get stuck, only two wheels will be dug in. There is a staging area for this track called Sky Ranch Staging Area. It's on the east end of East Razzle Dazzle Slalom Trail, where Airport Road ends. Carrying recovery equipment, such as a snatch block, a saw, and a tow rope, is a good idea. Our winch has come in handy too. In addition to cows, you need to watch for rattlesnakes during the spring, summer, and fall months anywhere in the desert. Summertime temps get quite hot, but the Spring, Fall, and Winter have a lot of great riding days as they don't get much snow in Hurricane. Sunsets from Top of the World are a must-see. Starting Feb 2023, Utah is going to begin enforcement of their new law, which requires an online course. The course will be available online as of Jan 1, 2023. The state says the online course will take 15-30 minutes, and it's required for all off-roaders, jeeps, SXSs, dirt bikes, ATVs. You will have to print out something to carry with you which shows you took the course.

Photos of East Razzle Dazzle Slalom

East Razzle Dazzle Slalom
East Razzle Dazzle Slalom

Difficulty

This track is an easy track except for the steep decline mentioned above. The local map calls it "Deklined" and gives it a 10. If you're going down the decline, It's a 6, but going up, it is a 10. The challenge on the decline/incline are the loose rocks, big rocks and rocky ledges that you have to cross. It's a steep drop from the top, but once you're on the down slope it's not too hard. The rest of the trail is sand/dirt trails and washes.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

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Access Description

From Hurricane, Utah, go south on 700 West to Airport Road and turn right. Follow Airport Road to the Sky Ranch Staging Area. From the staging area, follow East Rim Trail to this track.

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