Gnarly Routes Do It in Under 43 Minutes
The Five Miles of Hell dirt bike trail in Utah is one of the toughest routes you’ll find. It’s well-known for being one of the most difficult off-road motorcycle routes in the entire country. The guys at Gnarly Routes decided to take on the trail and see how quickly they could complete it if they could get to the end at all.
As you can see in the video below, the trail is no joke. It’s a mixture of sand, rock, dirt, and loose gravel at times. The lines Gnarly Routes take are sometimes crazy but they still manage to tackle the route in under 43 minutes, which might seem like forever to go the few miles the trail is, but when you consider the terrain, that’s actually really quick.
The bikes used include a 2019 KTM 500 EXC-F and a 2019 KTM 300 XC-W TPI. Those are the right bikes for the job. They take on all the trail throws at them with ease.
If there’s one thing I learned watching this video, it’s that dirt bikes are amazing, and I don’t go off-roading nearly enough. It’s a great way to learn motorcycle control, clutch and throttle control, and how to tackle difficult obstacles. I wouldn’t recommend this trail for a beginner or intermediate rider. As you can see in the video, it’s for experts only.