Rich & Brittany Klein started Trail Hero in Hurricane, Utah in 2015. Trail Hero is a 4 day ride for stock 4X4 vehicles all the way up to full tube buggies built to raise awareness about motorized access for Veterans and people with special needs. Together with the support of the local and 4 wheel drive communities, Trail Hero’s starting years has hosted drivers from 45 states, 12 countries, and over 2600 vehicles. Trail Hero has an estimated impact of $3.5 million over that span and can be found in over 200 different media outlets including the Trail Hero Documentary currently playing on Amazon, along with TV shows featured on networks like ABC, ESPN, CBS, Discovery Channel, and History Channel.
In 1998, Rich began in Off-Road where he helped establish 3 Peaks Park in Cedar City, while a Cedar High School student and member of a local 4 wheeler club. Rich moved back in 2001 to his hometown of Placerville, CA where he started a family business hosting rock crawling events. The local annual event grew into an international sanctioning body hosting over 80 Rock Crawling sporting events annually in 13 countries. Rich became acting CEO of W.E. ROCK (world Extreme Rock Crawling Championship Series). In 2011 Rich sold W.E. ROCK to his father and moved to Alaska where he married Brittany. In 2015 Rich, Brittany, and their two children Austin and Payten moved to LaVerkin, Utah to enjoy the great family atmosphere, outdoor lifestyle, and amazing people of Southern Utah. In year three of Trail Hero, Rich Klein has brought some of the largest names and media in motor-sports to Hurricane. Their effort helps aid keeping Sand Mountain OHV available to the off-road community, free of development and open for those that need motorized access to experience the land.
Rich & Brittany were honored at the annual Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Banquet held Jan. 17, 2018 at the beautiful Sand Hollow Resort.