The Mud Report: It’s still winter in Moab, but some trails are open

There are only a few precious months each year when The Whole Enchilada is open for mountain biking. The popular and challenging trail, which takes thrill-seekers 34 miles downhill from the La Sal Mountains to the Colorado River, can remain closed due to snow and mud as late as mid-July or even early August. Some years, the trail is open to commercial shuttle services fewer than 10 weeks in total.

Outfitters volunteer at Hell’s Revenge

On Feb. 8 the Bureau of Land Management’s Moab Field Office and Sand Flats Recreation Area hosted an outfitter workday on the popular and iconic Hell’s Revenge 4×4 route. Volunteers from local outfitters and guides, including Moab Cowboy Country, Xtreme 4×4, Outlaw Jeep, Dan Mick’s, Highpoint Hummer, Big Iron, and Moabsherpa, joined BLM and Sand Flats staff to focus on restoring damaged areas by defining the designated route, repairing fencing, raking tracks and remarking the trail. More outfitter workdays are planned for the spring and fall.