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post #1 of 5 Old 04-09-2014, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Planning Moab trip in June.

My fam and I are planning a trip with another couple and their daughter first couple weeks of June.

We were kicking around the idea of renting a motorhome to drive down but are also going to look into hotels and even Moab under Canvas. http://www.moabundercanvas.com/

Planning on taking my Jeep down and renting another one for them while we are there. Not planning on doing any crazy trails while there, sticking to a little more family friendly ones. I've done a few like Fins & Things, and some few others once but figure I can break shit around here, no need to travel 500 miles to do that.

Also planning on renting some 4 seater UTVs for a day.

Looking for any advice, hookups, deals, trail recommendations, places to avoid or any other input that I might find beneficial.

Thank you in advance!

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Sounds fun. To bad you will not be in that area for Easter jeep week. I am in the same boat. I will be in St George the weekend before Memorial Day and want to run a few trails. We are staying in Beaver UT. I am looking for someone to to lead that has expertness in that area.
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If you don't have it already for trail planning, get the Funtreks book to help you plan as well as for navigating the trails. I've found it the easiest to plan trail runs both in Moab and Colorado since you get a better visual of what trails are near each other and their difficulty.



It's only about $23 or so on Amazon currently.

Our first time in Moab we ran Fins N Things, Hells Revenge, Top of the World, Tower Arch and Elephant Hill in a stock Rubicon without any issues or major breakage (don't really count the x-fer case shifter linkage because that was my own stupidity).

This past year we ran Poison Spider Mesa, Kane Creek and Long Canyon in our Rubicon with 3" lift and 35's. Poison Spider was fun and challenging, Kane Creek tore my Jeep up, Long Canyon was just a trip back from Dead horse Point (a must visit if you've not been to the park before). I would have liked to have checked out Steelbender since it was spitting distance from our rental but I didn't have a chance.


Now I'm not sure if you've given any thought to it, but something to consider for accommodations might be a rental property. Sometimes not too much more cost than a hotel and offers up a lot more value with what it has to offer (all the amenities of home). We've done that on both of our

On our trips to Moab we've used Moab Dreams and have been very pleased. The owner Marta is nice, is very easy to deal with and does a good job maintaining her properties.

Sure my rig has seen the trail, but I wheel it like a soccer mom looking for a parking spot at Nordstroms.
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If you don't have it already for trail planning, get the Funtreks book to help you plan as well as for navigating the trails. I've found it the easiest to plan trail runs both in Moab and Colorado since you get a better visual of what trails are near each other and their difficulty.



It's only about $23 or so on Amazon currently.

Our first time in Moab we ran Fins N Things, Hells Revenge, Top of the World, Tower Arch and Elephant Hill in a stock Rubicon without any issues or major breakage (don't really count the x-fer case shifter linkage because that was my own stupidity).

This past year we ran Poison Spider Mesa, Kane Creek and Long Canyon in our Rubicon with 3" lift and 35's. Poison Spider was fun and challenging, Kane Creek tore my Jeep up, Long Canyon was just a trip back from Dead horse Point (a must visit if you've not been to the park before). I would have liked to have checked out Steelbender since it was spitting distance from our rental but I didn't have a chance.


Now I'm not sure if you've given any thought to it, but something to consider for accommodations might be a rental property. Sometimes not too much more cost than a hotel and offers up a lot more value with what it has to offer (all the amenities of home). We've done that on both of our

On our trips to Moab we've used Moab Dreams and have been very pleased. The owner Marta is nice, is very easy to deal with and does a good job maintaining her properties.
Thank you very much for the input. That book looks like a great one to have.

I have only been to Moab once and it was more of a motorcycle trip and after a 75 mile dirt bike ride we spent the evening running a couple mild trails so I didn't get a chance to see a whole lot before we moved camp to another riding area.

I ran across some of the rental properties while searching and I agree it looks like the way to go. Haven't look at the Moab Dreams yet but will for sure.

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