Hurrah Pass is a fairly easy ride on gravel and dirt. It's 9.4 miles each way (from the Amassa Back parking area), but you can shorten the ride by driving a portion of the road. Starting at 4000 feet, it climbs to 4800 at Hurrah Pass, with total climbing of 1100 vertical feet. The surface is a tad more technical during the final 2-mile climb to the pass, but should still be within the reach of a beginning rider.
For a shorter ride with children, you can drive the family car over the first pass into Kane Spring Canyon.
This is a nice "date ride" with friend or spouse. Most of the riders you pass will be couples.
For a truly gnarly return route (for advanced riders only) consider looping back via Jackson Hole . Otherwise, head back the way you came.
0.0 R and uphill from parking
N 38° 31.717' W 109° 35.802' Alt = 4000'
0.6 Pass Amassa Back trail
0.8 Petroglyph rock on R
1.2 Ridge, 4300 ft, descend switchbacks
2.8 Keep straight, Hunter Canyon on L
6.2 Fork R (L = Kane Springs)
N 38° 27.967' W 109° 36.009' Alt = 4150'
9.4 Summit Hurrah Pass
N 38° 28.919' W 109° 37.509' Alt = 4800'
Turn around and head back
Head south on Moab's Main Street. When you reach the McDonald's on your right, turn right onto Kane Creek Blvd. After 0.6 miles, go straight where the road seems to turn right (500 West). Drive along the Colorado River about 5 miles until the road turns to gravel, and head uphill about 2/3 mile. Parking is found at GPS N 38° 31.329' W 109° 35.501', and further uphill in the official "Amassa Back Parking" area at GPS N 38° 31.717' W 109° 35.802'. Start the ride by heading up the gravel road. For younger riders, you can skip the initial climb and descent by driving another 1.3 miles over the ridge, parking along Kane Springs Creek. (Adjust your mileage as necessary.)