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.

  • In May, The Trail of the Month ran the Boxcar and Kamikaze trails south of Moab, offering views of Hatch Wash Canyon and Lockhart Basin.  Twenty-four vehicles participated, and we had these infrequently used trails to ourselves for the day. Much thanks to Bill Wehrli for stepping up to lead this trail.

  • In June, 15 vehicles turned out to run the Backwards Bill trail.  For many of the participants it was the first-time climbing Wipeout Hill, and everyone did very well. Many thanks to Gene Day for leading and John Larish for gunning.

  • In July, 14 vehicles turned out for the trip up to Adobe Mesa.  We experienced a slight relief from the heat, with a 10 F drop in temperature between the valley floor and the top of the Mesa.  The group returned to Moab via the Kokopelli trail with spectacular views overlooking Castle Valley.


  • In August, the TOM will drive the Pole Canyon Rim Trail near Dewey Bridge.  This 3-Rated trail leaves the City Market at 9:00 on August 19.




Trail of the Month 2023






August 19 Pole Canyon 3 9:00 am
September 30 Monitor/Merrimac-Moonlight Run 3 5:00 pm
October 21 Steelbender Loop 5 9:00 am
November 18 Green River Area - Behind the Reef Trail 4 8:00 am**
December NONE Happy Holidays

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

**  Meet at 8:00am in front of the Maverik in Green River, 1475 Main St. in Green River, UT

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.