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post #1 of 12 Old 03-28-2009, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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MOAB...trails.....Jeep rental

sorry guys this is probably the wrong forum, but you have always had the fastest response time and are a good crowd

1) last minute trip to MOAB worth it?

2) renting a Jeep can you have a good time/experience?
any suggestions companies etc?

3) would like to rent something out of Salt Lake (then no need for rental car) but it seems that all rentals seem to be in MOAB


4) can I occupy 4 days or so easily enough in MOAB?


5) any suggestions trails etc other things to do....

I am thinking about leaving last minute tuesday through SAT (right before big rally)

thanks any information would be nice

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sorry guys this is probably the wrong forum, but you have always had the fastest response time and are a good crowd
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1) last minute trip to MOAB worth it?
yup

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2) renting a Jeep can you have a good time/experience?
any suggestions companies etc?
uh-huh

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3) would like to rent something out of Salt Lake (then no need for rental car) but it seems that all rentals seem to be in MOAB
i would rent in moab..

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4) can I occupy 4 days or so easily enough in MOAB?
yup. go inot a few stores and in one of them you will find a book by charles wells... camp grounds sometimes stock them too


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5) any suggestions trails etc other things to do....

I am thinking about leaving last minute tuesday through SAT (right before big rally)

thanks any information would be nice
there is plenty to do.it depends on your experience and what rig you drive. the rental company will tell you what trails you are allowed to go on with their jeeps...

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thanks Tim

since i first posted a few mintues ago I have booked the trip...

just need to reserve the Jeep now.........

hard to explain I had a airline voucher about to expire..................

and did not think I could break free from work.....but it happened so I decided to book this trip this morning......

now I need to reserve Jeep and pick trails...

the guy at the Jeep rental said I could use it to go through Hell's Revenge....the name alone tells me it is probably over my head


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I will start reading about trails....

BTW TJ guys.........I have a TJ locked etc....

for the rental would you rent a J/K to try something different?

or a TJ so you are driving what you are used to?
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hells revenge is fun. there are a few things you may or may not want to do depending on what you like. i would get a tj

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I went last summer and rented a JK Rubicon in Moab. Had a blast. They limited what trails you could go on. Fins and Things was one of my favorites (although not particularly difficult). Scenery is amazing. The traction on slickrock is increadible. Have fun!

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hells revenge is fun. there are a few things you may or may not want to do depending on what you like. i would get a tj
once again thanks Tim.

I changed my mind on which rental company to use, the one I chose only rents new rubicons, so I will give a JK a try.

yea all I know about Hell's Revenge is watching that green Jeep flip on "Hell's Gate"
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I went last summer and rented a JK Rubicon in Moab. Had a blast. They limited what trails you could go on. Fins and Things was one of my favorites (although not particularly difficult). Scenery is amazing. The traction on slickrock is increadible. Have fun!
Thanks let me know if you suggest any other trails...as of now I have it booked for 3 days.
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On the rental companies website they list the following trails:

Chicken Corners

Long Canyon


Fins N Things

Hell’s Revenge

Sevenmile Rim

Poison Spider


tried any of these?
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seven mile rim is fun...
as is poison spider, fins, hells, i might get a look at long canyon this year.. but you will need to run it in the right direction to get the best view. havent been to see chicken corners.

plan on one trail a day if you want to stop and enjoy the landscape. if you plan on going just to bang the s#1* out of a rig you will be able to fit more trails in there.

i go to see the land in a way a guy with a regular rig doesnt get to a compromise

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seven mile rim is fun...
as is poison spider, fins, hells, i might get a look at long canyon this year.. but you will need to run it in the right direction to get the best view. havent been to see chicken corners.

plan on one trail a day if you want to stop and enjoy the landscape. if you plan on going just to bang the s#1* out of a rig you will be able to fit more trails in there.

i go to see the land in a way a guy with a regular rig doesnt get to a compromise
Thanks for the guidance, you may talk me into renting the Jeep for another day! I did not rent it for the first day because I wanted to get a feel for the area first and maybe check out the Arches park

this type of information helps a lot.....yea as far as banging up a rig i do that with mine...ha ha do not want to try it with a new one especially a rental....


like your thoughts on using the rig to see landscape others don't get to see, that was my thought
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On the rental companies website they list the following trails:

Chicken Corners

Long Canyon


Fins N Things

Hellís Revenge

Sevenmile Rim

Poison Spider


tried any of these?
Chicken Corners is easy unless you are afraid of heights and has some great views. Long canyon is more of a road than a trail but is still fun. For views I would drive it top to bottom but you can also stop and look on the way up if you go the other way. Fins is just such a blast and is a must do if you are new to Moab wheelin! I have no experience on Hells but I may be doing it towards the end of the week. Seven Mile is also a great trail with a lot of interesting things to see. It has a few tricky spots but most have bypasses. You will have no trouble on it anywhere with a Farabee's jeep. It helps to have a spotter on Poison Spider but with a Farabee's jeep you could probably manage without. There are only a few tricky obstacles without bypasses. If you try it you will probably end up doing most all of the obstacles. Ohh and the scenery is AMAZING!

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