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Unread 09-26-2012, 01:28 AM   #1
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new to moab

I am going to be passing thru moab next week. Which company has the best jeeps to rent? I am leaning towards cliffhanger. I have never been out there. What trails should I hit in a rental?

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Unread 09-26-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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Cliffhanger. Get their "extreme rubicon" and if you are new to Moab, Hells Revenge is a classic that you should hit. Lots of people seem to like Fins & Things, but it's a really mild trail. Poison Spider is also a great trail to run (i usually run this as a night trail and only to the top of the mesa for a nice star view). Metal masher and Gold bar are alright also. I'm not sure how much you have wheeled or how comfortable you are (and with the trail restrictions from the rental place, you might not be able to run it) but cliffhanger is a pretty cool trail. At the end there is some awesome views! How much time will you have out there?
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Unread 09-26-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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I will be there for 2 days.
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Unread 09-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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Hells Revenge is the iconic Moab trail that you MUST hit. I like Fins because it has fun slickrock sections. It is a fairly mild trail, and we usually run it at night. It is also good if you haven't done much wheeling in the past. It offers slick rock and sandy sections, but the middle of the trail is kind of boring. I like the first 1/3 and the last 1/3 of the trail.
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Unread 09-26-2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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I do have some experience 4 wheeling but only on the east coast. I am looking forward to the slick rock
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Unread 09-26-2012, 05:29 PM   #6
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As a side note for our moderators on here i think it may be time for us to make this Moab info into a sticky. Seems like we get these kinds of questions quite often and i think it would be beneficial to just have a sticky with our opinions on the trails, what a stock rig can do, etc.... and we can then update the info in the sticky if trail conditions and such change. Then if there are questions beyond that, those with the questions can post up a new thread.

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wpark013 i dont want you to think this is an attack at you. We welcome your questions and feel free to ask more. Im just trying to make things simpler for everyone.
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Unread 09-26-2012, 11:27 PM   #7
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I agree I am a complete newb to moab and will only be there for a short amount of time and I want to make the most of my trip there. Having beginner intermediate and extreme trails listed would be a huge help. I will just have the rental jeep for one day so day trip routes would be very beneficial.

Thanks for everyones input.
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Unread 09-26-2012, 11:55 PM   #8
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You need this book:

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Unread 09-27-2012, 12:04 AM   #9
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Its funny you say that. The other day I thought... why don't I just get a book about moab. So I found that book online but none of the bookstores around me had it in stock and I could not get it shipped to me before I left to head our west without paying next day shipping rates.
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Unread 09-27-2012, 12:09 AM   #10
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Its funny you say that. The other day I thought... why don't I just get a book about moab. So I found that book online but none of the bookstores around me had it in stock and I could not get it shipped to me before I left to head our west without paying next day shipping rates.
They will have that book at the visitors center in town. Ive bought two there in the past. Definitely worth it, has all the trail ratings, gps coordinates, etc...
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Unread 10-03-2012, 10:27 PM   #11
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I want to try hells gate but I've seen videos of jeeps floping. Should I be worried? What's the strategy?
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Unread 10-03-2012, 11:26 PM   #12
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Depends on how the rig is set up and if you have a good spotter or not. for safety.. dont attempt without a spotter. things can go wrong very quick if you dont have someone outside the vehicle watching your articulation
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Unread 10-04-2012, 12:55 AM   #13
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I want to try hells gate but I've seen videos of jeeps floping. Should I be worried? What's the strategy?
Saw a guy in a jk rental do it no problem. Got to the top and we realized his lockers werent even on(he didnt know how to use them) so if you take the right line your fine. I think the video your referencing is the one where the guy completely ignores the spotter, climbs the driver side wall and keeps going til he flops and barrel rolls down the hill.

Good advice above about the spotter. Things are much easier/safer with a good spotter. Also going with someone and watching them go first always helps(at least for me) when i get into the gnarly stuff.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 07:06 PM   #14
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This is the jeep that I rented. Extreme Rubicon from cliffhanger. Those guys were very nice. We did fins & things then hells revenge. I was terrified but had a good time.

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Unread 10-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #15
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Wow they've got some cool rentals. Looks like a blast! I need to get myself down there...
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