‘Trail Hero’ to kick off with exhibitions, free rides for veterans and those with special needs

During a Trail Hero exhibition, an all-terrain vehicle climbs a rock in Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, Utah, October 2017 | Photo courtesy of Trail Hero, St. George News

HURRICANE — An event featuring four days of guided trail rides and exhibitions will bring veterans, people with special needs and others to experience off-roading spots around Hurricane valley and on Sand Mountain.

During a Trail Hero exhibition, an all-terrain vehicle climbs a rock in Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, Utah, October 2017 | Photo courtesy of Trail Hero, St. George News

The fourth annual Trail Hero event will kick off Oct. 2-6 and will include rides to Toquerville Falls, Arrowhead trail in Sand Hollow State Park and other trails around Washington county.

Trail Hero has trail rides honoring veterans on Oct. 4 and those with special needs on Oct. 3. Both trail rides be on a six-passenger vehicle from Zion Tours for those without a all-terrain vehicle. The Special Needs Access Trail and the Veterans Access Trail are free for those who fall into either category. For the Veterans Access Trail, event organizers are asking veterans to present their military ID at registration.

Trail Hero is more than trails – it celebrates all things related to off-roading  sports. Every afternoon at 2 p.m. between Oct. 2-6 there will be an exhibition event that is free and open to the public to watch. The exhibitions will be located across Sand Hollow Road from the Sand Hollow State Park tunnel, which is within easy walking distance for those without an ATV.

Exhibitions:

  • Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.: “Yokohama Golf Tournament” at Sand Hollow Resort.
  • Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.: “LaserNut Rock Race.”
  • Oct. 4 at 2 p.m.: “World Extreme Rock” crawling competition, “Tough Country Challenge Bounty Hill” and the “GenRight Beach Bash” with a slip-n-slide into Sand Hollow Reservoir.
  • Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.: “Fab Fours Trail Breaker.”
  • Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.: “Show N Shine” and an off-road expo featuring manufacturers from across the country. The exhibitions on Oct. 6 will be at the Hurricane City Leisure and Recreation Center, located at 63 S 100 W, Hurricane.

Trail Hero supports public lands. Proceeds from the event go to the Utah Public Lands Alliance and Utah 4-Wheel Drive Association with a goal of keeping public lands public. To register for guided trails or to find out more about Trail Hero, visit the event website.

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