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The 45th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari

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The 45th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari

The Red Rock 4-Wheelers did it again. They threw one of the largest four-wheel drive events in the wheeling world, and it was mind-bogglingly awesome.

This is one of the reasons wheelers are drawn to the Moab area—awe-inspiring scenery that is unrivaled and dotted with incredible trails to explore.

We’re referring to the 45th Annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. This event, for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, was begun in 1967 by the local Chamber of Commerce as a way to boost the town’s economy. In the early ’80s, the event was acquired by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers, and they continue to operate the event today. It’s a finely-tuned, impeccably run, picture-perfect event that spans nine days, features over 30 trail rides, and even sports a huge two-day vendor show at the Old Spanish Trail Arena south of Moab. Props go out to the Red Rock folks for the obvious dedication and hard work they inject into this event.

For 2011, it is reported that there were over 4,000 participants in the Easter Jeep Safari proper. That number doesn’t include the thousands of wheelers who flocked to Moab without registering as formal participants.

This mess is what happened when Jeep let Tech Editor Holman behind the wheel of the Compass. Hey, it could’ve been worse—the mud could’ve smelled really bad. Oh, wait.

The entire Four Wheeler staff made the trek to the Easter Jeep Safari and we hit the Moab area trails daily. During our travels we met a number of folks, saw a bunch of cool rigs, and generally never let our camera shutter cool down. Here are some of the people we met and things we saw at the Easter Jeep Safari. For more on the 2012 event, go to www.rr4w.com.

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