I want to get some opinions from other Jeepers about Easter Jeep Safari in Moab UT.
Let me start out by saying that I live in Roanoke Virginia, 1,900 miles from Moab. I have been to Moab once, October of 2012. I was there for two days and while I was out there I rented a JK from Cliffhanger Rental company. I did two trails, Fins and Things and Hells Revenge. I had a blast and I want to take my TJ out there next year, but the question is,
Should I go during Easter Jeep Safari?
I would love to see a ton of different vehicles and all of the vendors but I don't want to travel all the way out there to sit it long lines and not really be able to hit as many trails as possible. Or should I go some other time during the summer?
Any experience from people that went to this years event would be greatly appreciated.
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Well that's a tough call since you are so far away. EJS is a great time and always a blast. I have not gone on any of the sponsored trail runs during EJS, my club usually plans our trails around the published schedule to avoid the crowds on the trails. Unless you can hook up with a group that is going a different time it might be in your best interest to go with the scheduled runs.
I would highly recommend going for EJS. Yes it is crowded but that is part of the thrill. And it is not as bad as one might think. Next year is the 50th anniversary and it will be a blast. I would recommend getting your reservations by August to make sure you can stay where you want. Plan it and stay the entire week. Well worth it.
How is the camping situation? When we go we may stay in a tent. Are there bath houses?
There is plenty of places to camp down there, you can stay in an RV park in a tent or you can camp out in the desert for no charge. If you do camp out in the desert most of the RV parks will sell you showers for five dollars.
I say go during EJS. I usually run Big Saturday with EJS, but the rest of the week I run 1 or 2 days with a sponsored group and the rest meet up with Jeepers at the City Market. Be in the parking lot around 7:00 am or so. You should find a group that will let you hang with them for the day. Just start talking to anyone with a Jeep and they usually ask you to join them. Jeepers are really friendly people
I hope to be there next year myself.
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