The Lion's Back

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 38°34′45″N 109°31′47″W / 38.57917°N 109.52972°W / 38.57917; -109.52972

The Lion's Back

The Lion's Back is a sandstone ridge in Moab, Utah that used to be popular among 4x4'ers. The attraction and campground is now private property and no longer accessible by 4x4'ers.

The Climb[edit]

The climb involves several hundred feet on a steep slope, and then a 5 to 9-point turn-around at the top of the rock before slowly descending the same way down.

The Crash[edit]

The hill is known for an incident in which a Chevrolet Blazer 4X4 lost its brakes and rolled uncontrollably down the hill, plunging 30 feet to the ground. The accident was caught on home video and has been featured on TV shows including Real TV, Shockwave (TV series), When Vacations Attack and Maximum Exposure. [1]