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MOTORIZED HAPPENINGS July 2020

Jeep Trail of the Month: Cameo Cliffs

The Cameo Cliffs trail area is some 25 miles south of Moab in an area that has only recently been visited by Jeep Safari. Jack Bickers, a club member in the early years, explored this area extensively in the 1990s, and this trail is comprised of a combination of several of the old mineral exploration routes Jack discovered. The emphasis for this trip was to provide some mild 4 wheeling while maximizing the stunning views this area offers. Those looking for milder wheeling should enjoy the abundant scenery of this trip.

Scenery
Bordered on the north by Utah 46, the south by Sandstone Draw, and on the west by US191, there is plenty of scenery on this trip. Some notable places are Cameo Mesa, the Dragon Rock, Yak Rock, the Four Fins Overlook, and the Wilson Arch Overlook. The La Sal Mountains and the Abajo Mountains provide distant backdrops to the desert scenery.

Surface
There are two track dirt sections, some sand, a few small ledges, and some bumpy rocky sections.

Trail Details
A couple of shelves may require a second attempt by some. The twisty section through Pinion and Juniper trees requires precise maneuvering to avoid the branches, and a short section along a canyon edge may bother those who dislike heights.

Trail Notes
Length: 83 overall, 28 off pavement
Min Tire Size: 33+ inches
Winch: No
Front Locker: No
Rear Locker: No

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, www.rr4w.com, where the entire Easter Jeep Safari magazine is online.
 
Trail consisting of loose rock, dirt, and sand with some slickrock surfaces. Some erosion; washes, gulches and rock steps no higher than 18”. Tall tires 33” plus (35” would be a plus, but not required) and working limited slip would be a plus. 4WD is required. Enhanced suspension travel and good ground clearance are helpful. Good driving skills a plus.
 
Responsible Recreation
Red Rock 4-Wheelers, Inc.
www.rr4w.com
435-259-rock

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
4-wheeling.

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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