When it comes to off-roading here in the United States, there is no place more heralded than Moab, Utah. Located in between Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, Moab is home to some of the most difficult and most beautiful trails on the continent. Out of all of the different trails that can be enjoyed however, none are more legendary than Hell’s Revenge. The 6.5 mile route contains features such as the Tip-over Challenge, the Escalator, Rubble Trouble, and Mickey’s Hot Tub. That said, Hell’s Gate is the most iconic of all the obstacles to be found in Moab, and also one of the most intimidating. Of course when you’re a professional like Loren Healey, nothing is all that frightening. In fact, Healey just decided to take a 2021 Ford Bronco through Hell’s Gate in reserve. Thanks to one Vaughn Gittin Jr., we have video evidence of madness.
Ford Bronco Backs Up Hell’s Gate
Loren Healey is no stranger to the Ford Bronco. In fact, he was one of the racers who piloted a Ford Bronco 4400 during the 2021 King of the Hammers event. And while four broken driveshafts prevented Healey from placing on the podium this time around, he is a two-time event champion in his own right. That is all to say that he is capable enough to try a feat as silly as this. With a ton of on-lookers on top of Hell’s Gate, it took Healy just under four minutes to make the steep climb in reverse. It takes plenty of folks much longer than that to make it up the sheer rock face facing the correct way, which is even more impressive.
We’ve been told for months now that the Ford Bronco is a seriously capable off-road machine. And while we’re still waiting on the production vehicles to make their way to testers and owners alike, this video says a lot about what the SUV can do. Ford has spent a lot of time with the off-road SUV on Hell’s Revenge so far, and it appears that this has been a wise decision. Whether or not you should try this with your own Ford Bronco is questionable, but it is certainly possible to do.