EASTER JEEP SAFARI 2019

Event Start Date/Time: 
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 8:00am
Event End Date/Time: 
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Jeep Safari

The Jeep Safari was Started in 1967 by the Moab Chamber of Commerce.  The very 1st trail was "Behind the Rocks Trail" (according to what has been told to the club President, the road was made or improved with a BLM employee and equipment.)  The "Moab Rim" was then added the next year.  In those days, individual ice cream packages were dropped by airplane to the trails at lunch.  All the leaders were Chamber members, there was no charge or entry fee, and only a Saturday trail.  To register you showed up Saturday morning and signed up for the trail you wanted.  The Safari was run this way through 1982 at which point the BLM required a permit and insurance.  The chamber was no longer able to run the safari and approached the club to run this event.

The Jeep Safari itself, and participation in the event has grown since the club officially formed in the early 80s. Once the event was coordinated by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers, the registration moved from the Chamber building north of town, to Lion's Park, and on to what was called "the Barn" which is where McStiff's is currently located near Center and Main. Over the years the increase in participation grew to expand the trail riding to more days until it finally reached a nine day event. "Big Saturday" still remains the culmination of the event on the Saturday of Easter weekend. With the increase in numbers, the registration was moved to the Spanish Trail Arena where it is located today several miles south of the city of Moab on highway 191. This also became the location for the gigantic raffle, Boy Scout BBQ dinner, and the major vendor exposition.

Red Rock 4-Wheelers: A few years prior to 1983 the club had been formed as a small local organization by George Schultz. Most of the meetings were held in members homes. In the early months of 1983 after agreeing to take over the Easter Jeep Safari members (Leaders) were being recruited to run the Safari. And that transformed the club to what it is today. We have gone through many changes and added many new members, but we haven't forgotten that the club was formed as a family club to have fun and promote responsible 4-wheeling. So now, instead of just Jeep Safari, we have the Labor Day Camp Out, trails of the month, we cleanup and mark the trails, and participate in other club outings. We also work to keep the roads that we have open.

Welcome to Red Rock 4-Wheelers

The 2019 Easter Jeep Safari is April 13 - 21, 2019.  Safari registration will begin at 10:00am MST on Friday January 18th for all RR4W Club members** in good standing, and to the general public on Tuesday January 22nd, 10:00am MST. 

** You must have registered as a member prior to January 10th, 2019, You cannot sign up as member during the Safari registration process. No new membership registrations will be allowed between Jan 11 and Jan 22.

Please note: the state of Utah has tightened up enforcement of non-licensed vehicles on public roadways. Be advised you may be pulled over and warned or ticketed.

In preparation for upcoming events, you will need to create a profile on the website, and and add a vehicle to your profile before you will be able to register for an event & trails.  PLEASE keep your license number and vehicle descriptions as well as your personal information up to date as time passes. This allows us to send you updates and information as it becomes available.
 

You can PreRegister your profile and vehicle herethis DOES NOT register you for an event. To register for an event, make note of the opening date on the HOME page and register through the Events tab.  What pre-registering your profile and vehicle does is prepare you for event registration and add your name to our Event mailing list and e-mail notifications.

Questions - please check the FAQ's, your question may already be answered.  E-mail us using CONTACT.   Call 435-259-ROCK.

The BLM approved the permit for Jeep Safari. The permit is approved for a 10-year period and has allowed the club to add some new trails and trail segments to the permit. With the permit now approved and in force, the club introduced eight new trails, which included some added trail segments to existing trails but add just a little more excitement for those daring drivers!

For 2018, we added one new trail to our permit inventory, "Buttes & Towers"(3).  You've been asking for more lower rated trails and this trail fits that request while givng you wonderful views of both the Monitor and Merrimac towers.  In 2018 we introduced a "Skills Day", led and designed by Nena Barlow, in 2019 we will offer three Skills Days.  All three days will be utilizing a portion of the Tip Toe Behind The Rocks trail. Two Skills Days will include spotting & recovery techniques and a third day will introduce winching and Hi-lift jack usage.  All trails are available for review on the trails page.