Welcome to Red Rock 4-Wheelers
The 2021 Easter Jeep Safari was a great success considering the times! Thanks to all of the Officials, local members who worked behind the scenes and especially the participants who came from near and far to enjoy the red rocks and beautiful weather!
LABOR DAY SAFARI 2021 ~ Sept 4th-6th
Registration begins June 8, 2021 at 10am MST. The event is limited to 150 vehicles.
The 2021 EJS Raffle results can be found on our Facebook page.
Moab & Grand County are still under a mandated "must wear a mask" declaration. We appreciate your helping to keep our community (your playground) safe from this nasty virus. Residents/visitors to the community must wear face coverings in public, at work and when they are within 6 feet of people who don't live in their households. We appreciate all visitors wearing masks as if they too lived in Moab.
You can PreRegister your profile and vehicle here, however this 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.
The Red Rock 4-Wheelers work to reserve a little strength to keep our recreational trails open. To that end, we have been setting aside some funds for emergency use. We call it the Multiple Use Defense (MUD) Fund.
When trail access or other multiple uses of the public lands are threatened, it is safe to say that the most important defense need is someone’s time and effort. It takes dedicated personal effort just to plan how to spend available money. The most serious threats are likely to call for professional services, probably legal counsel and actions.
The Red Rock 4-Wheelers are committed to defend and repair the Jeep Safari trails for all of our loyal supporters to enjoy, but we need your help. Read more and support the MUD Fund here.
The 2020/21 Club Officers, Directors and Coordinators are:
- President: Mike Kelso
- Vice President: Bob Kraft
- Treasurer: John Martin
- Secretary: Gayle Weisbecker
- Land Use: John Marsh III
- Information: Ron Brewer
- Activities: Carma McElhaney
- Trustees: John Martin, K.L. Young, Bob Kraft, Curtis King, Robert Humphreys, Rick Wolcott and Mike Kelso
EJS JEEP PET PHOTO CONTEST
See the winners of the Red Rock 4 Wheelers & Humane Society of Moab Valley's Jeep Safari Pet Photo Contest!! Get the details here:
Check out the new RR4W Logo items in our store (Shop tab)! We chose items that might come in handy when you're out 4 wheeling, at the ball park or in front of the TV on game day. Coffee mugs, blankets, hoodies, travel mugs, and from the past - dash plaques, MUD pins etc.
Trail of the MonthThe Red Rock 4 Wheelers have a regular club run, usually scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of the month.
Be advised: the state of Utah has tightened up enforcement of non-licensed vehicles on public roadways, you may be pulled over and warned or ticketed.
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 that we have open.