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Trail of the Month

The “Trail of the Month” is held each month on the third Saturday of the month. The “Trail of the Month” is open to all those who have a four wheel drive vehicle. Trails run from easy to very difficult. The ratings are shown for each monthly trail. This is a no charge event.Cliffhanger Trail

The group meets at City Market on Saturday morning at 8am or 9am, see website for details. They will meet in the northwest corner of the parking lot usually on the 3rd weekend. On special occasions we will have the “Trail of the Month” run away from Moab locations. In past years we have planned various locations. They were the Rubicon Trail in California, Sand Hollow Trails in Hurricane, Utah, and the Black Bear Pass in Ouray, Colorado. Normal attendance is 15 to 20 jeeps with 30 to 40 participants.

We have had guests from many states & countries, including Canada and Mexico. CB Radio’s make the trip more interesting as you learn historical facts about the area, as well as, information about the trail. There will always be a trail leader, mid gunner, and tail gunner to help participants along the trail. Plan on bringing your lunch, as this is a great time to meet the other guests and develop new jeeping friends.Cliffhanger Trail

“Trail of the Month” is a great way for newcomers and families to get involved, at no cost, to see how they enjoy the four wheeling experience. Trails will vary in ratings so we offer something for everyone.

The “Trail of the Month” committee develops trails for the next year, with approval of the Executive Committee, then announces the years line up in the club newsletter. See the monthly newsletter, Facebook Page, or Club Web Page at for current details of upcoming trails. You may contact Mark Pope, “Trail of the Month” Committee Chairman, at (919) 274-5078 for further information.

Canyonlands Overlook - February Trail of the Month

Overlook of Lockhart Basin located on a rough 4WD road.
Latitude/Longitude: 38.40448, -109.708679
Drive 32 miles south of Moab on U.S. Highway 191. Turn right (west) on the Canyon Rims Road. Proceed 8 miles on this paved road, and then turn right on the gravelled road marked “Anticline Overlook”. Go 8 miles north on this road and turn left just past Hatch Campground. The overlook is located at the end of this 4WD road and is not for passenger cars.

Trail Difficulty Ratings are for Moab area roads in dry conditions. The effects of snow or rain varies greatly depending upon the altitude of the roads and the type of soil.
NOTE: The Red Rock 4 Wheelers Club attempts to keep the trail ratings current. However weather and usage constantly alters the routes. Heavy but localized rains can change Kane Creek from a moderate trail to impassable in an afternoon. It is always wise to obtain the most up-to-date information prior to departing for a trip, and be prepared. Remember, turning back is usually an option as well.
For more information see the Red Rock 4-Wheeler website,, where the entire Easter Jeep Safari magazine is online.
Trail consisting of loose rocks, dirt, and sand with some slickrock surfaces, mud holes possible, no steps higher than 12”. 4WD is required, aggressive tires a plus.
Responsible Recreation
Red Rock 4-Wheelers, Inc.

Each year we lose a few more roads/trails. Closed to us forever! It’s a horrible thought, but reality! Take a minute and think about what it would mean to you to have your favorite trail closed. One of the best ways to fight this is to practice responsible

Stay on the trail. Don’t be tempted to try a new route or obstacle. Someone will follow your tracks and soon we’ll have another unauthorized road. Go over the bumps and mud, not around them. That’s what 4-wheeling is all about.

Pack out what you pack in. If you see litter on the trail, pick it up and take it out with you. Most of all, take care of and respect this land that we love to play on.

Responsible 4-Wheeling will make a difference. Please join with the Red Rock 4-Wheelers and practice responsible
4-wheeling every day. Let’s show them that we care.


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