Trail of the Month

Be sure to bring a lunch, plenty of water and a full tank of gas.  We look forward to seeing you! 
  • If departure of any trail changes or a night run is scheduled, that will be reflected in advance on this page the month before the run. 
CONTACT: Mark Pope, TOM Committee Chairman 435-259-6360.
Note that Red Rock 4-Wheeler guidelines require 35" plus tires, additional traction devices (e.g. Lockers), enhanced suspension, and high ground clearance for 6-rated trails.

APRIL TOM: In April, twenty one vehicles turned out for a unique tour of the Behind the Rocks area which included views into Kane Springs Canyon with stops at Picture Frame arch and Balcony arch. Thanks to Russ Walker for planning the route and leading the trail, and to Gene Day and John Larish for help with officiating.


MAY TOM: Twenty vehicles turned out for a run up to Dome Plateau to enjoy the dinosaur tracks, cowboy caves, La Boca Arch, and the viewpoint overlooking Professor Valley.  The single greatest obstacle of the trail was squeezing everyone into the tiny viewpoint parking area with people camping quite literally in the center of the parking lot.  Special thanks to trail leaders Paul and Rebecca Darezzo for their preparation and insights into history, geology, and paleontology which made the trip so enjoyable.

JUNE TOM – (John Larish )

Brett Davis led the June adventure on the Eva Conover Trail to Coal Wash and back out via The Devil’s Racetrack. The trails are in the Green River area. Our leader, Brett Davis, ended up doing a bit more than leading this day, but that’s another story. The day started out under blue skies and nice temps at elevation for this time of year here in Utah. The scenery as usual was spectacular.

    As we dropped into the Coal Wash one of our participants felt the need to test the Off-Road + abilities of his shiny Gladiator. Needless to say, this is when Brett and other participants were able to field test their recovery gear and most of all their own recovery skills. Two winches, a bit of spotting and the Gladiator was freed from a mid-20 degree lean so he had plenty of room to spare.

       After lunch we continued to the North Fork Coal Wash as we made our way up to the Devil’s Racetrack. Then on to the obstacles everyone couldn’t wait to get to. The first was a set of steps. A few vehicles were able to test out their skid plates and armour. Then on to the razorback section. Most of our vehicles handled this section with ease and aplomb.

     But did I tell you we had a Tonka Truck along? We didn’t have a ruler amongst us; thus, we determined this rock outcrop is about 2 inches taller than the clearance of a Tonka Truck with 40s at full droop. Adam was pulled off the outcrop and the Tonka Truck soldiered on. We enjoyed more grand vistas as we exited the Devil’s Racetrack.

    We ended up just north of I-70 and were able to cruise along incredible rock formations.

    We ended up at a rock art panel and the home of the largest Claret Cup Cactus your reporter has seen.





Trail of the Month 2024












July 20th

Monitor/Merrimac Moonlight Run


6:00 pm*







August 17th 

Tommy Knocker


9:00 am*





September 14th

Seven Mile Rim


9:00 am*





October 19th

Green River #2


9:00 am**







November 16th

Poison Spider Mesa


9:00 am*








None - Happy Holidays





(The trail of the month selection is being kept to a rating of 3-6, any higher than that and the attendance drops.  The committee is asking new people who are learning to be trail guides to guide the trails knowing that there will be an experienced mid and tail gunner who know the trail that can help.  To contact someone on the committee, use the Contact tab to send us an e-mail.  E-mails are monitored and answered daily.)

                 *  Trails depart from the north parking lot of the City Market, 425 S. Main St in Moab, UT

**  Trails depart from the Maverick in Green River, 1475 E. Main St in Green River UT

All participants in RR4W events are STRONGLY encouraged to carry a functioning CB radio.  For the more difficult trails, the trail leaders often communicate important information about navigating challenging obstacles.  Trail leaders also make an effort to point out points of interest or share historical details along the route.  You will not have the same experience if you just ride along in silence.