IFS Moab, UT - 4/2/2022 - Easter Jeep Safari
A good time was had by all once again during our monthly virtual get-together with friends from around the globe!
After visiting every university campus in Utah, we decided to continue our tour of the state by visiting the locations of prominent Utah events each month.
This month we decided to spotlight the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. It starts this weekend on April 9 and runs through Sunday, April 17, 2022...
Easter Jeep Safari consists of trail rides, mostly day long trips, departing from Moab, Utah throughout the 9 day long event. The official event is hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers, the oldest four wheel drive club in Moab.
Participants provide their own four wheel drive vehicle, take care of their own food and non-alcoholic beverages for the trip. Suggested essentials, beyond plenty of water, include sun protection, and layered clothing in case of changing weather circumstances that are always a possibility during the spring in southeastern Utah.
The club "plans the routes and shows you the way". There are no restrictions as to what type make or model of vehicle is used even though the name - dating back to the mid-60s uses the term "jeep", but high ground clearance and 2 speed transfer cases are expected in what ever type of vehicle you run. NO ATV's or UTV's.
What types of trails? There is truly something for everyone here in Moab Utah. That is why it is referred to so often as the Mecca of 4wheeling! A few trails are nearly accessible for 2 wheel drive vehicles, while the most difficult runs require seriously modified vehicles - and even then, chances for breaks and body damage still exist. Be sure to check each year for the available run lineup.
Vehicle safety equipment is extremely important. It is essential that participants stay on the designated routes (as well as everyone enjoying the backcountry near Moab Utah), and that some basic rules are followed. By signing the registration, be sure to read that you agree to these conditions. They are:
RULE 1: "A vehicle must have an integral metal top or roll bar to participate in Jeep Safari and have a street legal license from the registered state."
RULE 2: "Vehicles must have safety equipment adequate for legal operation in Utah. We mean seat belts, and we urge everyone to use them. Having proper brakes, lights, etc. is implied in this rule and should go without saying."
RECOMMENDATIONS: We recommend that each vehicle carry a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, tow strap, spare tire, and a jack.