Thanks to everyone for an awesome Easter Jeep Safari!
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Trail of the Month
The Red Rock 4 Wheelers have a regular club run every month. The run is usually scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of the month.
The run meets on the north side of the City Market parking lot at 9:00am.
The schedule below, along with the leader, is the tentative schedule, subject to change. (Mike Kelso, Chairman TOM committee)
Jeep Safari 2015 March 28 - April 5The BLM approved the permit for Jeep Safari for 2014 and beyond. The permit is approved for a 10-year period and also allows the club to add some new trails and trail segments to the permit. With the permit now approved and in force, the club introduced these eight new trails - some added trail segments to existing trails but add just a little more excitement for those daring drivers!
The eight new trails were met with enthusiasm by all in 2014 and filled up quickly so if you want to run them in 2015 be sure to be online when registration opens in January. They are "The Pickle"(7), "Cameo Cliffs"(3), "Day Canyon Point"(4), "Deadman Point"(3), "Rusty Nail"(7),"Where Eagles Dare"(7), "Jax Trax"(5), and a special addition to Hell's Revenge "The Escalator"(8). All of these trails are now available for review on the trails page.
Monticello BLM revised travel plan July 7, 2014 The Monticello Field Office has issed the decision to amend the Monticello Travel Management Plan by approving the motorized use of 5 travel routes - Blanding to Bulldog, Jacob's Chair, Nokai Dome, River House & Woodenshoe. The 5 approved routes add to more than 2,800 miles of trail currently open and available for OVH use. The EA & route maps used to reach this decison can be found at https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/index.php (search for project name "Five New Travel Routes").
|July 19, 2014 - Ouray, Colorado Weekend
Saturday - Black Bear/Imogene - Bill Dean
Meet Daily at 9:00am at the Ouray Overlook on the Million Dollar Hwy. (Never been there? Go straight through Ouray on Hwy 550(Main St) continue on Hwy 550 towards Silverton, CO until you come to the overlook above Ouray) Coming from the South – stop at the overlook!!
August - Canceled due to the heat
September 20, 2014 - 7 Mile Rim-night run (bring dinner - we'll supply the marshmallows!)
October 18, 2014 - Strike Ravine/BFE play day with BBQ RSVP will be required the 1st of Oct.
November 15, 2014 - Behind the Rocks- Tip Toe (Tom Edwards)
December-Cancelled Have a nice Christmas/Holiday!
Jeep SafariThe 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 thatwe have open.