1. used to refer to an intense or exciting experience
it's been a hell of a ride working here, but it's time I moved on
Something which is 'one hell of a ride' refers to a literal or figurative journey. When you say something is 'a hell of a...', you mean that it was remarkable or exceptional. 'One hell of a ride', therefore, is a way of saying your journey was remarkable or noteworthy. This is a very informal expression and 'one hell of a' is used in the same way as an adjective.