2023 Easter Jeep Safari
Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 9, 2023
Back by popular demand, some trails have an Early (8AM) and Late (10AM) departure time. Departure times are not inter-changeable, please show up for the departure time you sign up for. Unless indicated otherwise - all trails depart at 9AM.
Easter Jeep Safari consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab Utah throughout the 9 day long event. Full information about the Safari is available in a colorful magazine. Click here to request magazine. The official event is hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers Inc. one of the the local four wheel drive clubs of Moab.
Participants provide their own four wheel drive vehicle, take care of their own food and non-alcoholic beverages for the trip. Suggested essentials, beyond plenty of water, include sun protection, and layered clothing in case of changing weather circumstances that are always a possibility during the spring in southeastern Utah.
Note: There may be trails available at the time of the event. You can check at the registration desk at the Spanish Trail Arena during the hours it is staffed to inquire as to the last minute availability. There are no registrations at the trailhead line up.
Mailing of the Jeep Safari magazine is usually done each January, and is specific to each year's Safari event. If you would like to receive a copy of our 180+ page Easter Jeep Safari magazine, please click here to add/update your profile to the website, and you will receive a current magazine in January. There are complete details on the policies and event registration cancellations in the Safari magazine and on this website. (View this year's Magazine Online) You may want to consider making travel arrangements at your earliest convenience as hotels, motels and campgrounds fill up quickly.
Once again in 2023, ALL registrations will be handled on this website.
GROUPS - Gather your group together to decide what you want to do then everyone get on the web site and register while there are plenty of spaces on the trails you want.
Letter from the Club: Regarding Concerns during Easter Jeep Safari Event Week
Trails Identification and Summaries
Though not an exhaustive introduction to the Easter Jeep Safari event, we hope this provides an overview to many of the pertinent questions that are asked throughout the year. The Jeep Safari magazine encompasses these points in greater depth. Thank you for your interest in EJS, the official event of the Red Rock 4-Wheelers!
What it is.... Easter Jeep Safari consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab Utah throughout the 9 day long event. The official event is hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers, the oldest four wheel drive club in Moab. Participants provide their own four wheel drive vehicle, take care of their own food and non-alcoholic beverages for the trip. Suggested essentials, beyond plenty of water, include sun protection, and layered clothing in case of changing weather circumstances that are always a possibility during the spring in southeastern Utah.
What do we do? The club "plans the routes and shows you the way". There are no restrictions as to what type make or model of vehicle is used even though the name - dating back to the mid-60s uses the term "jeep", but high ground clearance and 2 speed transfer cases are expected in what ever type of vehicle you run. NO ATV's or UTV's. NO DRONES ARE ALLOWED ON THE TRAILS PER THE BLM & PARK SERVICE.
What types of trails? There is truly something for everyone here in Moab, Utah. That is why it is referred to so often as the Mecca of 4wheeling! A few trails are nearly accessible for 2 wheel drive vehicles, while the most difficult runs require seriously modified vehicles - and even then, chances for breaks and body damage still exist. Be sure to check each year for the available run lineup.
Vehicle safety equipment is extremely important. It is essential that participants stay on the designated routes (as well as everyone enjoying the backcountry near Moab Utah), and that some basic rules are followed. By signing the registration, be sure to read that you agree to these conditions. They are:
RULE 1: "A vehicle must have an integral metal top or roll bar to participate in Jeep Safari and have a street legal license from the registered state."
RULE 2: "Vehicles must have safety equipment adequate for legal operation in Utah. We mean seat belts, and we urge everyone to use them. Having proper brakes, lights, etc. is implied in this rule and should go without saying."
RECOMMENDATIONS: We recommend that each vehicle carry a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, tow strap, spare tire, and a jack.
What about Permits? All of the trips travel across federal and Utah state lands on established roads, and even through some private land sections. Most road/trails are left over from the mining days which provided a boom to the area in the 1950s. STAY ON THE TRAIL/ROADS. The organization files the required permits according to the number of participants in each group, and pays the associated fees which are included in the cost of registration. The "Special Use Permit" at the time of writing this, is $6 per day per person. This number has reached tens of thousands of dollars in land use fees paid to the BLM and the State of Utah in recent years. It is critical that participants respect the land and follow the leaders staying to the designated route. This is absolutely essential for anyone visiting the backcountry in and around Moab, Utah throughout the year. Permits for filming and the use of drones on Easter Safari trails must be procured through the local BLM office by individuals wanting to participate in such activities during the event.
What is involved and How do I register? When you register On-line on this website you will receive immediate confirmation of your registration by e-mail. All participants must check in with the organizers at the Old Spanish Trail Arena during the event to receive the event package which will include a trail pennant, a raffle ticket, a dash plaque, and any required additional information.
Days of event registration, packet pickup is available at the Spanish Trail Arena in the upper level rooms from 7am to 10am the first Saturday through Friday (registration is closed Big Saturday and Easter Sunday).
Spanish Trail Arena - 7 miles south of Moab on the East side of Highway 191 South
Cancellations? Understanding that things happen, we try to be flexible, but we have to use a system that we can manage and one that discourages careless changes that threaten the plans of others. A cancellation (any or all trails), if received in writing (mailed or e-mailed) prior to March 30th, 2023 merits a refund of all but a $15 cancellation fee. After March 30th, openings will not be filled, and fees will be forfeited. Refunds will not be made until after Safari and our treasurer has handled the more pressing Jeep Safari business - please allow up to 4 weeks for processing. ALL fees are forfeited after Safari begins on April 1, 2023.
Who are the Trail Leaders? They are Red Rock 4-Wheeler members who do this for the fun of it without payment for their services. The trail leaders are experienced four wheelers who have been guiding the runs for many years and come to Moab each year from 24 states, Canada and 4 European countries. In addition to the leader, there are also additional volunteers in the middle and at the end of the trail group (tail gunner).
What is the Vendor Show? The Vendor Show has been scheduled for April 6th & 7th, 2023. Plan to attend early in the day.