East Rim Shortcut

Total Miles


1,134.38 ft


0.25 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This half-mile shortcut connects two portions of the Sand Hollow Lunch Bowl-Cliffs of Insanity-Warner Valley Loop Trail on East Rim. It provides a slightly different view at the top of Sand Hollow. The trails are fun, and the topography changes from dirt to slick rock to sand all across this area. When riding in the desert here, it's a good idea to carry recovery equipment, such as a snatch block, a saw, and a tow rope. During the spring, summer and fall, watch for rattlesnakes. And we don't ever ride without at least one firearm. Temperatures in the summertime get hot, but the winters have a lot of great riding days as they don't get much snow in Hurricane. Starting Feb 2023, Utah is going to require an online course, which they say will take 15-30 minutes, for all off-roaders. You will have to print out something to carry with you.

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East Rim Shortcut
East Rim Shortcut
East Rim Shortcut


We labeled it a "dirt" trail, but it changes to sand or slick rock all across this area. Generally an easy trail. Areas of wash or erosion may be present if it's rained recently.

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Access Description

Take any of the many trails that go up onto the East Rim. If you find yourself in this area, take this cut across for a different view.

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