For 50 years, the Jeep Safari has been an off-road journey and testament to the Jeep life. Some consider it a right of passage, while others deem it a tradition. Whatever the case, every year, Jeepers journey to Moab, UT- a Mecca of sorts, with treacherous, modest, and mild trails alike. This is a place where friends and Jeep enthusiasts swap stories, trade notes, and ride to their heart's content. It started in 1962 by the Moab Chamber of Commerce. It began as a small club with Saturday trail riding only. After some years, it grew in popularity and was later managed by Red Rock 4-Wheelers, a local 4x4 club. It has since grown to its humongous size and following.
About the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari
First of all, you can pre-register here
. The event is held from Sunday, March 20 - Sunday March 27
. If you want to place it on your calendar, or stay ahead of other Jeep events for the year, click here
. Most of the trail rides are day long trips, hosted by Red Rock 4-Wheelers Inc. There were eight new trails added in 2014 and they continue to be popular with participants. They are named as follows:
- Cameo Cliffs
- Day Canyon Point
- Deadman Point
- Rusty Nail
- Where Eagles Dare
- Jax Trax
- Hell's Revenge "The Escalator"
You can review them here
. Before you register and before you go let's make sure yo have all the essentials.
What You Need for the Excursion
If you plan on hitting the trails in Moab for the Easter Jeep Safari, or any group off-road trip for that matter, you are going to need some supplies. For sure, bring the following:
- Extra clothing
- First Aid Kit
- Cell Phone
- Flash lights
- Fire Extinguisher
- Tow Strap
- Spare Tire and Jack
This is not an exhaustive list. Bring all the essentials and the supplies you think you may need for any event you may encounter. The rules state that no ATVs or UTVs are allowed. This is open to any type of 4x4, and not restricted to Jeeps, so bring your truck friends along too.
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