Photos: Falling Roof Ruin, Moki Dugway, Abandoned Highway 63, Valley of the Gods & Mission Road
The Hell’s Revenge trail is one of my favorites—it’s close to Moab, obstacle rich and provides spectacular views in all directions. Eager to feel slickrock under my tires after a 10-hour haul from New Mexico, this is traditionally the first trail I run after arriving in Moab. Characterized by sand, boulders, ledges, slickrock and steep grades, the trail provides something for every off-road enthusiast. For those looking to tackle the trail’s most challenging obstacles (sans The Escalator) vehicles with the following equipment are strongly recommended at a minimum: Solid rear locker, underbody protection, winch, aggressive approach/departure angles and 33-inch tires. Hell’s Gate, the trail’s most notable obstacle, requires drivers to negotiate a steep V-notch climb for nearly 100 feet. The seven mile long trail is clearly marked by yellow flame symbols. Please use caution as Hell’s Revenge crosses the path of the heavily traveled Slickrock mountain bike trail.
This week, American Expedition Vehicles unveils their all new Dodge RAM off-road accessory line at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The American Expedition Vehicle built concept truck features a stamped steel bumper (capable of supporting 30,000+ pounds of recovery load), premium 3-inch suspension lift system (with custom valved shocks), high clearance fender kit (allowing the use of 35 to 40-inch tires with minimal lift), 10-inch wide cast aluminum wheels, 40-inch BFG KM2 tires and a robust 6.7 liter Cummins diesel power-plant. If New Mexico Backroads built a full-sized pickup, this would be it (just add a Flip Pac and auxiliary fuel tank).
AEV Ram Front Bumper Features: Industry's only stamped steel, winch compatible front bumper for the Ram, 3/16" steel construction, 1/4" steel winch mount accommodates 12-16.5k winches, Heavy duty shackle mounts, Provisions for 6.5" integrated off-road lights & Compatible with 2010+ Ram 1500/2500/3500/4500/5500 trucks
AEV Ram Wheel Features: 17X10 Ram-specific fitment -OE-quality, A-356 cast aluminum construction, SAE J2530 Certified, 3,650lbs Load Rating, Cast-in hub cover & Recessed valve stem surround
AEV 3" Ram Suspension System Fetures: Raises the vehicle 3" in the front and 2" in the rear for a level stance, Retains OE coil springs to maintain capability, Optimized suspension geometry for improved handling and increased roll center, Custom-tuned shocks to improve ride quality & High Steer Kit to correct steering geometry and provide precision steering
AEV High Clearance Fender Flares Features: Provides additional clearance for larger tires with less lift, Accommodates a 40" tire with only 3 inches of lift & Fender Flare design integrates with and compliments the AEV Premium Front Bumper for an aggressive yet refined appearance
Press release information, photos and equipment specifications via American Expedition Vehicles