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Unread 04-11-2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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Favorite Moab Trails?

I'd love to hear your opinions on what trails are your favorite and for what reason. (Difficulty, scenery, etc.)
I'm going down to Moab the first week of May for the first time. Can't wait!
We will be RENTING an '08 JK Rubicon with a 2" lift so I think we can do some difficult trails, but nothing too hard. I really want to do Fins N Things, but I also don't want to take the chance to destroy a rental...

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Unread 04-11-2008, 07:59 PM   #2
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I'll be in Moab from May 11th till ~May16th.

I tend to like 'em all for various reasons.

Upper Proving Grounds is one I really like. We had lots of fun this day.




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Unread 04-11-2008, 08:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply and sweet pics, but I think that's just a tad too extreme for us...
BTW, nice YJ!
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Unread 04-11-2008, 08:45 PM   #4
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You gotta understand....Joe Dillard Jeepin' is like nobody else's Jeepin'!!
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Unread 04-11-2008, 09:31 PM   #5
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Make a list and enjoy them while they are still around.They are going to be disappearing quickly.You do know they plan on closing up to 1.8 million acres in southeast Utah?

BLM RMP Draft

This happened several moths ago.We did all we could now they are in the middle of revising it .Nobody knows what they will and will not be excepting as legal roads/trails.

If you really want to help become a member of U4WDA .for $10 dollars you can become a member and that money is used to go towards the fight to keep trails open and clean.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 10:11 PM   #6
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Wow that sucks about the trail closures, they closed a large part of the BLM Off road park near me. thousands of acres closed.

I will be there the same times as J Dillard staying at canyonlands
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Unread 04-12-2008, 02:00 PM   #7
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Wow that sucks about the trail closures, they closed a large part of the BLM Off road park near me. thousands of acres closed.

I will be there the same times as J Dillard staying at canyonlands
I'll be staying at Canyonlands Campground too.

You gunna be at the party in the pavillion?
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Unread 04-12-2008, 07:27 PM   #8
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While not as tough as seen in the other pics, here are some you can do in the rental and have a great time. Pretty much tehre are No bad trails in Moab!

7 Mile Rim






Cliff Hanger








Kane Creek






Oh and As mentioned above, PLEASE join U4WDA or Blue Ribbon Coalition and get involved in Fighting to keep OUR trails OPEN.
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Unread 04-12-2008, 07:41 PM   #9
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I actually have 7 mile on my list of "possibles". Thanks for the sweet pics!
Nice KJ too!
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Unread 04-13-2008, 12:05 AM   #10
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I got back from my first Moab trip last week and it was a blast. Fins n' Things is a great trail and a great primer for hells revenge. metal masher and steel bender are great trails that have great obsticles that also have bypasses. The trail to Gemini bridges isn't challenging but has great views. It's not a good idea to go alone but we a lot of groups there and you could hook up with someone else to wheel with.
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Unread 04-13-2008, 10:33 AM   #11
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I wonder what brand oil is being used in the Libby? Nice pics!
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Unread 04-14-2008, 08:26 AM   #12
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Since you are driving a rental you'll want to avoid some of the tougher, high risk trails. But there's still plenty to enjoy that will challenge you. How long are you going to be there (how many days on the trail)? I would recommend the following to get you started:

1. Poison Spider
2. Kane Creek
3. Steel Bender
4. Fins-n-Things
5. Hells Revenge

Here's a web site that gives some information about the trails:
http://www.4x4now.com/mu4wd.htm
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Right now, I only have the rental for 1 day. I'm really afraid that when I'm down there I'm gonna wish I rented it for 2 days.. We'll see what happens. If we can, we might try to get another day in.

"Fins" is my first choice, then I thought about doing a less difficult but more scenic trail. I thought maybe 7 mile rim or top of the world. I thought since my time in the Jeep will be limited I'd do Fins (which is rock) then do a different type of trail that is either sandy or on the river bottom, etc. I don't know. I want to see it all!!

I've heard good things about Elephant Hill, but it's so far away! Like 70 miles just to get to it... That will eat up my rental time.
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Right now, I only have the rental for 1 day. I'm really afraid that when I'm down there I'm gonna wish I rented it for 2 days.. We'll see what happens. If we can, we might try to get another day in.

"Fins" is my first choice, then I thought about doing a less difficult but more scenic trail. I thought maybe 7 mile rim or top of the world. I thought since my time in the Jeep will be limited I'd do Fins (which is rock) then do a different type of trail that is either sandy or on the river bottom, etc. I don't know. I want to see it all!!

I've heard good things about Elephant Hill, but it's so far away! Like 70 miles just to get to it... That will eat up my rental time.
Nope, you're not going to wish you had it for 2 days. You will wish you had it for 10 days!!! Seriously, you will be longing for more but if all you have is a single day then take what you can get. If I only had one day I'd probably do Fin's and Poison Spider as both a fairly short but give you a pretty good variety of what Moab has to offer.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 02:48 PM   #15
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I did Fins for the first time a few months ago. It's not difficult at all. I was laughing the whole time because it felt like we were on a little kiddies' version of Hell's Revenge. But it was still fun.

Fins N Things



Hell's Revenge



I would recommend Hell's Revenge. It can easily be done in a rental. If these guys can do it, so can you.



The tougher obstacles like Hell's Gate, Escalator, and Mickey's Hot Tub are purely optional. But it's cool to at least check them out. And Tipover Challenge has a bypass.

Escalator



Hell's Gate



Tipover Challenge



Hell's Revenge isn't the toughest trail in Moab, but it's arguably the most famous one.
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