In town fine, out in the countryside, good luck. Sometimes on the hilltops you can get a signal. All the more reason not to trail ride alone.
Yep That's about it. Also if you have a clear view of the La Sal Mountains you usually get it since there is a tower up there.
People often gather in the morning at the big grocery store in town to find others willing to travel a certain trail. You can probably find a trail group to travel with there. I have always been with a group of experienced Moab Jeepers so I don't have any more details about the grocery store deal.
Yeah groups do get together in City Market Parking lot. There isn't always people there but its worth a shot.
I've drivin in almost every form of terrain there is mud, snow, ice, sand, clay and slightly rocky but Im a bit concerned Moab is a bit to rock crawler for me and my jeep. Am I wrong? I hope I am.
You are totally wrong. A lot of people have the conception that Moab is for heavily modified rigs only and that's just not true. You can have a ton of fun and hit a bunch of trails with a slightly modified rig. Not to mention see some scenery that will blow your mind.
We have had our jeep for almost a year now and it isn't set up for extreme wheeling or rock climbing its just mildly lifted, good tires, limited slip front and rear, sway bar dis, winch and a semi capable driver.
You rig sounds quite a bit like mine. CJ7-Tim is right... get the Charles A Wells guidebook. Once you have it read through the trails. To give you an idea my Cherokee has a 2.5in lift, discos, open diffs, 31in decent tires and a winch "although I have never used it on any of these trails" and here is a list of trails I have done.
Tusher Tunnel - Very easy
Spring Canyon Point
Picture Frame Arch / Kane Creek Overlook
Onion Creek - Very Easy and Very scenic
Dolores River Overlook
White Wash Sand Dunes
Hidden Canyon Overlook
Secret Spire / Dellenbaugh Tunnel
Hey Joe Canyon - Don't attempt if you like your paint job!
Hurrah Pass / Chicken Corners - Very cool Views
La Sal Pass - good one if you like the Mountains
Shafer Trail - Very easy but the road will blow your mind
Canyon Rim Overlooks - very easy but has some of the best views of Canyonlands.
Seven Mile Rim
Fins and Things
Hells Revenge - Minus Hells Gate and Escalator
Poison Spider Mesa
Strike Ravine - with quite a bit of rocking
Cliff Hanger - with quite a bit of rocking on ledges
Steel Bender - with quite a bit of rocking on "The Fall"
Top Of The World