Danger Drives at Lions Back, Utah

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

The climb involves several hundred feet on a steep slope with grades approaching 60%, and then a 5 to 9-point turn-around at the top of the rock before slowly descending the same way up.

The hill is known for the crash in which a Chevrolet Blazer 4X4 lost its brakes and rolled down the hill, plunging 30 feet to the ground. Nobody died in the crash. The accident was caught on home video and has been featured on TV shows including Real TV, and Maximum Exposure.


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