Welcome to Red Rock 4-Wheelers



Registration is NOW OPEN!  Believe it or not!!! Some people are starting to receive their Safari papers - so thanks for your patience.

If you want a little guide to planning your trip, you can 
go here for a 2015 Trail Grid.

If you are ready to book your trails, go directly to the trail grid to setup your adventure.

Or, if you need more general info, go here to read about the Easter Jeep Safari and Trail Details.


Are you getting excited about 2015? Laugh at the snow, and get ready for warmer weather in Moab in March!

Safari papers are mailed in January and you will receive one if you are signed up on this site or if you have been to an Event in the last five years.  Please keep your address up to date in your profile to continue receiving the Safari paper.

You will need to register on the website, and create a vehicle in 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.

You can PreRegister your profile and vehicle here, this will also put your name on the mailing list for Event mailings.

 

Jeep Safari 2015  March 28 - April 5

The 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.



St George Trail of the Month - Feb 27th - March 1st: 
  • This trail of the month was scheduled for Feb 15th, due to conflicting events in St. George there would be a lack of accomodations for everyone.
  •     Required: The Sand Hollow State Park requires all off road vehicles have a flag.  It must be 9 feet tall from the ground.  This is higher that most CB antennas.  (Mad Bro Sports on the E side of S Hwy 191 in Moab carries these - Dixie 4x4 in St George doesn't always have them.) Zip tie or duct tape will hold the poles to roll cages or spare tire carriers. FYI use elastic bands to avoid loss of flag at hwy speeds. 
  • Meeting place: Sat, Feb 27 at 9:00 am in the parking area of the Hurricane Water Tanks.  From I-15 take Hurricane Exit #16, travel E on Hwy 9 until you see the water tanks.  Gil Meacham, Pres of the local 4W drive club will be our trail guide. 4 rated trails, with higher rated side trips along the way.  A shorter ride will take place on Sunday to allow for travel home.
  • Suggested motel:  Holiday Inn Exp in Washington, UT (877)410-6667 or (435)986-1313
  • Suggested campground: Sand Hollow St Park, UT (800)322-3770 (full hookup $28/night, Club members staying in Site 4)
  • Contacts:  Tom Edwards (435)260-1504 - ellarae3333@frontiernet.net   or   Dee McNenny (970)274-0447 - dmcnenny@msn.com.
  • You do not have to be a Red Rock 4-Wheel member to attend the trail of the month.


 
 

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, unless otherwise noted below. The schedule below, along with the leader, is the tentative schedule, subject to change.  (Tom Edwards, Chairman, TOM committee 435-260-1504)
2015 Schedule

February 27 - St George Trip (6) Dee McNenny (See St George trip to the left for details, accomodations and contacts)

March 21 - 7 mile rim (4) Tom Edwards

April 18 - Pritchett Canyon (9) John Picken

May 16 - Dome Plateau (4) Bob Humphrey

June 20 - Sego Canyon Ghost Town (3) Tom Edwards

July 11-18 - Rubicon Trip (10) Tom Edwards

July 17-18 - Ouray, CO Trip (6) Bill Dean

August 29 - 7 Mile Moonlight (3) Mike Kelso

September 19 - Metal Masher (7) Scott Morrison

October 17- BFE Play day & Dinner (6) Mike Lelso

November 21 - Tip Toe Behind Rocks (5) John Martin

December 12 - Pickle & Mashed potatoes (7)
                      Optional 3D (30   John Picken

 

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").  

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 thatwe have open.
 
 
 
 

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