Originally Posted by Uncle0
for the past few years my brother and i have been taking the parents on trips from Hong Kong, Ireland, and trips around the Southeastern part of the US. This year we want to take them out west to Moab, UT and Ouray, CO. My father has always wanted to take a road trip like this and now that he is 67 i think its past due. Most trips that we have taken have been by plane so he has never felt part of the adventure. only so much you can see 30K in the air.
with all of that said, i would like some input and suggestions on what to see and trails to take. we are planning to start out from Tuscumbia, AL March 14th and return March 22nd or 23rd. i know long drive in such a short time. only week everyone is free from work. we will be traveling in a 2012 JKU Sahara and 2014 JKU Rubicon X. both are stock so no major rock crawling. the plan is to have family time along with seeing nature and all the wonders that both of these locations offer. want to drive some jeep trails. thats why we have them. thanks in advance.
Don't know much about Ouray.
Moab is another story.
Recommend buying "the book" as people have said before.
If you are more into sightseeing Onion Creek Trail is one of our favorites to take "out of staters" You go up the canyon, drive through the creek bed (in march it should be full), and end up in pine trees (maybe even some snow)
Hells' revenge, is defiantly a fun one with bypass points on all the bad obstacles. the large climbs on the slick-rock can be quite white knuckling. Hopefully you can watch someone do Hells gate, that's always a fun one.
Our very first one that got us completely hooked was Metal masher
Its kinda hard to hit the entrance but it is a fun moderate trail with a obstacle called mirror gulch that is fun for any driver, and it brings you to an overlook that offers quite the view
Dead horse point is a good sightseeing trip. There is a trail nearby that is quite fun and moderate. it brings you down the canyon and you drive underneath a big bolder. I cant think of the name of this trail. I will have to dig out my book and find it.
also be sure to head up the canyon and visit Moab Castle Creek Winery
AMAZING food, and the drive is fantastic.
Hope you have fun!