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.

  • Twenty-one vehicles turned out for the first trail of the year for a drive over Hurrah Pass and a loop around Jackson Butte.  The day included a little snow, more than a little mud, and interesting points of interest provided by Rick Wolcott, who led the trail.

    On March 18, we will make our first of two visits to Emory County in 2023.  Plans are to explore the region north of I-70 and west of Green River, including portions of the Devil's Racetrack, which has a Trail Rating of 5.  Because of the distances involved, participants should plan on returning to Green River after 5 pm.  This trail departs from Outlaws Garage, 825 E. Main St in Green River, UT at 9:00 am.  Those wishing to caravan from Moab should meet at the Moab City Market at 8:00 am. 

  • 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.

  • Coming Up Next Month

    In June, we will be doing Backwards Bill.  This 5-Rated trail ascends Wipe-Out Hill, which is a relatively non-technical but very intimidating obstacle.  There is no bypass around Wipe-Out Hill, so all participants must climb this hill.  The trail leaves the City Market at 9:00 am on June 17.





Trail of the Month 2023






June 17th Backwards Bill 5 9:00 am
July 15th Adobe Mesa 3 9:00 am
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 #2 TBD 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.

**  8:00am Departure from Moab, regroup/meet at 9:00 am in green River adjacent to Outlaws Garage, 865 E. 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.