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Tip Toe Behind The Rocks

These are just general write ups.  For how the trail is being ran on the day you sign up be sure & check the forums in the trail section on the day you sign up for. This trail tours the “Behind the Rocks” country. It avoids the very difficult and the very easy routes but passes near the hills at High Dive Canyon and White Knuckle Hill for the amazement of those who keep their driving at the 5-rated level. The Tip-Toe routes intersect the difficult version of Behind the Rocks, and even share a few miles of easy trailContinue reading

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Strike Ravine

These are just general write ups.  For how the trail is being ran on the day you sign up be sure & check the forums in the trail section on the day you sign up for. This trail enters an area that remains beautiful despite the marks of “range improvements” (chaining), power lines, and uranium mining. Today, grazing continues, the power lines hum, but the mines are in ruins. Four-wheeling gets better, however, as the mine roads deteriorate. The trail is about 12 miles south of Moab and between Highway 191 and the La Sal Mountains. Much of it isContinue reading

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Dome Plateau

These are just general write ups.  For how the trail is being ran on the day you sign up be sure & check the forums in the trail section on the day you sign up for. Dome Plateau is a large highland area north of the Colorado River and east of Arches National Park. To reach the region from Moab, one must travel more than 25 miles of highway to enter either from U.S. 191 on the west, I-70 on the north, or UT 128 just beyond Dewey Bridge on the east. The southern highlands are forested with pinyon andContinue reading

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3-D

These are just general write ups.  For how the trail is being ran on the day you sign up be sure & check the forums in the trail section on the day you sign up for. The 3-D trail is a beautiful trip that starts near the Moab airport in the grey soil of the Mancos Shale formation and winds its way through a few other geologic formations to add some more color to the trip. Specifically, the colorful Morrison formation is encountered, and the Entrada sandstone is also viewed.  A sub formation of the Entrada, the Dewey Bridge sandstone,Continue reading

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Cameo Cliffs

These are just general write ups.  For how the trail is being ran on the day you sign up be sure & check the forums in the trail section on the day you sign up for. The trip begins by turning of US191 onto Steen Road about 28 miles from Moab. It will take a carefully selected combination of trails to work around Cameo Mesa and across Hook and Ladder Wash. It will climb up to Dragon Rock, then pass by the Twin Meanie rocks and Yak Rock on the way up to the highest levels of the Cameo South area. Four FinsContinue reading

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Hurrah Pass

These are just general write ups.  For how the trail is being ran on the day you sign up be sure & check the forums in the trail section on the day you sign up for. Hurrah Pass Plus is an easy scenic drive on a county road to the top of Hurrah Pass. It is envisioned as a short, scenic, and relaxing short trip for the final morning of the Labor Day weekend for those that want a last taste of the canyon country before heading home. Approximate mileages: 20 miles. Scenery: The views from Hurrah Pass itself are awesome.Continue reading

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Tip Toe Through Hell

These are just general write ups.  For how the trail is being ran on the day you sign up be sure & check the forums in the trail section on the day you sign up for. This is the Hells Revenge Trail but emphasizes taking the bypasses for all major obstacles. The premier slickrock trail lies northeast of town between the Sand Flats Road and the river. There are long stretches of slickrock where the 4WD trail have been marked (a yellow, sometimes white, paint design that resembles a flame). There are other paint marks, too, for mountain bikes andContinue reading

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Secret Spire

These are just general write ups.  For how the trail is being ran on the day you sign up be sure & check the forums in the trail section on the day you sign up for. This trail rides the rolling mesa top between two of the Green River’s large tributary canyons, Hellroaring and Spring Canyons. It goes close to the deep portions of Spring Canyon, and it crosses the shallower upper Spring Canyon to visit a strange tower, dubbed the Secret Spire. It is a good trail for some mild four-wheeling through an interesting and scenic expanse of country.Continue reading

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Elephant Hill

These are just general write ups.  For how the trail is being ran on the day you sign up be sure & check the forums in the trail section on the day you sign up for. The trail enters the beautiful small canyons, called “grabens,” in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park and is renowned for its challenge to stock vehicles. Because of limited parking at the trailheads, the groups will be divided into two sections each having a short scenic hike. One section will walk the Joint Trail, a fascinating narrow and deep crack in a rock layer,Continue reading

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Kane Creek Canyon

These are just general write ups.  For how the trail is being ran on the day you sign up be sure & check the forums in the trail section on the day you sign up for. The trail follows Kane Creek along the bottom of its canyon (officially named Kane Springs Canyon on the maps) between its mouth at the Colorado River and Highway 191, It runs in and out of the creek – more than 50 crossings – but in one area, climbs high on the canyon wall. When the creek is wet, as it is likely to beContinue reading