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Moab Jeep Rental Locations

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Moab Jeep Rental Locations

We've frequently labeled Moab, Utah, as the off-roader's Mecca. And it's anaccurate description as far as we're concerned. But what if you don't own a Jeep? Or you live thousands of miles away from Utah and just don't have the time in your schedule or funds to trailer your junk to and from Moab? Outta luck, right? Never gonna hit those red rock trails? Doomed to walk the Earth without ever experiencing the seal-like bark of your tires clawing the slickrock? Not so. There are several companies in Moab that not only rent Jeeps, but rent them equipped to handle some of the more scenic trails like Golden Spike, Hell's Revenge, and more. So read on for some fly- or drive-in Jeep rental options and consider Moab for your next Jeep vacation destination-even if you're from the other side of the world.

Canyonlands Jeep Adventures
Vehicle type/model and equipment:
•Stock JK two-door Sport
•Stock JK two-door Rubicon
•Modified JK two-door Sport (2.5-inch lift and 33s)
•Modified JK four-door (2-inch lift and 33s)

Canyonland Jeep Adventures

Rates:
•$130/day-Stock two-door JK
•$150/day-Modified two-door JK
•$190/day-Stock two-door Rubicon JK
•$170/day - Modified four-door JK

Rentals of 3-6 days receive a 10-percent discount and 7 or more days a 20-percent discount. There is a minimum 3-day rental period during Easter Jeep Safari dates.

Reservation/cancellation info: Your credit card will be charged for one day's rental at the time of reservation as deposit and a 7-day cancellation fee will be in effect. Cancellations made within the 7-day period will be charged one full rental day.

Insurance requirements: Renters must provide their own full-coverage vehicle insurance. Renters must check with their insurance company first to make sure they will be covered for a vacation rental vehicle.

Additional/optional coverage: Canyonlands offers an additional tire and glass policy for $20-per rental that includes free replacement of one tire and any rock or minor glass damage. Like most glass policies, if you completely blow out a window you or your insurance company will be paying for a replacement.

Minimum age: Renters must be 25 years old with no exceptions.

International stipulations: Some Canadian insurance companies cover drivers when renting in the U.S., but most other international insurance companies don't. Renters must provide their own U.S. full-coverage insurance policies.

Trail stipulations: Jeeps come with a booklet containing maps and a description of 8-9 recommended trails for travel in Canyonlands' rental Jeeps.

What is the process for damage?: A vehicle walk-around will be done at the time of pick-up and drop-off. Customers will be charged for any damage minor enough not to warrant an insurance claim and an insurance claim will be processed for major damage.

What is process for trail breakage or extreme stuck?: N/A

Moab Airport shuttle service or drop-off availabilty: Canyonlands offers a round-trip shuttle to and from Moab Airport, as well as local vehicle drop-off and pick-up to local hotel and campsites.

Any off-road driving tips/training offered if needed: Canyonlands will familiarize renters with vehicle equipment but otherwise customers are encouraged to traverse trails at their skill level.

Contact: Canyonlands Jeep Adventures, 866/892-5337, canyonlandsjeep.com

Cliffhanger Jeep Rental
Vehicle type/model and equipment:
•8 two-door Rubicon JK
•2 four-door Rubicon JK
All are equipped with 2-inch lifts. Tire size is standard Rubicon on two-doors and larger 285/75R17 on four-doors.

Cliffhanger Jeep Rental

Rates:
•$175/day for two-door
•$195/day for four-door
For groups renting 3 or more Jeeps or for rentals of 3 or more days, rates are $20-$25 less per day.

Reservation/cancellation info: Reservations require a major credit card and Cliffhanger employs a 7-day cancellation policy. Cancellation within 7 days will be charged the full cost of rental, however the company tries to be realistic and may make exceptions if it's during a slow time. However, if you cancel during a busy period expect to pay.

Insurance requirements: Renters should provide their own full-coverage vehicle insurance. Renters must check with their insurance company first to make sure they will be covered for a vacation rental vehicle.

Additional/optional coverage: Cliffhanger offers optional tire and glass coverage for $20/day that includes repair or replacement of one tire and small glass damage cause by rock chips. If you completely blow out a side window or windshield you or your insurance company will be paying for it.

Minimum age: Renters must be 25 years old.

International stipulations: Cliffhanger is the only company we found to offer a collision damage waiver and supplemental liability policy for international customers. It charges $50/day for the collision waiver and an additional $20/day for liability. Otherwise, international customers wishing to supply their own insurance will need to verify that their insurance will cover US vacation car rentals.

Trail stipulations: Cliffhanger has a list of non-approved trails on which its Jeeps shouldn't be used such as Moab Rim, Golden Spike, Poison Spider Mesa, etc.

What is the process for damage?: A vehicle walk-around is performed before and after rental. Simple replacement items like axleshafts, fender flares, and similar breakages are charged replacement costs. However body damage such as dents or major scratches in the hood, tub, and fenders are charged based on the severity of damage. Normally if no insurance claim is made Cliffhanger will make a $2,000 charge to the customer's credit card and then refund balance after the repairs have been made.

What is the process for trail breakage or extreme stuck?: Cliffhanger assesses each situation individually. In the event of customer-induced trail breakage such as an axleshaft break, repairs will be made in the field or a replacement Jeep delivered at a rate of $100/hour. If the vehicle is rolled or rendered immobilized by the customer, Cliffhanger will provide the customer with the number of several off-road towing services. If the vehicle suffers damage or breakage not caused by the customer, the Jeep will be swapped out in the field at no charge.

Moab Airport shuttle service or drop-off availabilty: Cliffhanger can arrange pick-up at the Moab Airport. It will also consider drop-off and pick-up of a rental vehicle locally depending on length of rental.

Any off-road driving tips/training offered if needed: The customer will be familiarized with the equipment, operation of the T-case, lockers, and four-wheel-drive systems before they take the Jeep, but the company doesn't offer any formal training. It suggests customers stick to trails within their abilities and uses a guide service such as Dan Mick's Guided Jeep Tours if further teaching is required or desired.

Contact: Cliffhanger Jeep Rental, 435/259-0889, cliffhangerjeeprental.com

Farabee's Jeep Rentals
Vehicle type/model and equipment: Mix of standard and Rubicon two- and four-door JK Wranglers. Non-Rubicons are equipped with rear Eaton Truetrac differentials. All vehicles equipped with 2- or 3-inch lifts and Rubicon tire and wheel packages.

Farabee's Jeep Rentals

Rates: Farabee's plays it somewhat by ear on rental length, either by 24-hour periods or calendar days depending on your desired pickup and drop-off times. Spring, summer, and winter rates differ, but spring rates are as follows:
•$175/day for two-door Rubicon
•$150/day for two-door Sport
•$225/day for four-door Rubicon
•$175/day for four-door Sport
Multi-day and half-day rates may be slightly less.

Reservation/cancellation info: A credit card is required for reservations. There's a 48-hour cancellation policy, but Farabee's is usually pretty lenient if you call before that with a good excuse. If you're a jerk about it and simply don't show, you'll incur the full rental fee.

Insurance requirements: Renters must provide their own full-coverage vehicle insurance. Renters must check with their insurance company first to make sure that they will be covered for vacation rental vehicle.

Additional/optional coverage: Additional tire and glass protection is available for $25/day that includes replacement for one tire-per day or any glass chips or cracks from small rock damage. Full window/windshield damage is not covered, so if you smash out the side glass you or your insurance company is gonna pay for it.

Minimum age: You must be 25 years old to rent, however Farabee's has made some exceptions for active military personnel or other cases. Any exceptions to the age requirement may be made on an individual basis, but don't expect it.

International stipulations: Some Canadian insurance companies cover drivers when renting in the U.S., but most other international insurance companies don't. Renters must provide their own U.S. full-coverage insurance policies.

Trail stipulations: Farbee's maintains a running list of off-limit trails that varies based on current trail conditions. As a whole, trails such as Hell's Revenge are usually okay, but others like Cliff Hanger and Poison Spider Mesa may or may not be permitted if they're chewed up at the time of rental.

What is the process for damage?: Farabee's charges only the replacement cost of damaged components and it tries to be realistic. Its goal is simply to make the Jeep whole again and not make money off its customer for repairs. If serious damage such as a rollover, blown engine, or other catastrophic damage is deemed the fault of the renter, an insurance claim will be made.

What is the process for trail breakage or extreme stuck?: Farabee's prefers to rescue and repair all its own equipment. In the event of customer-caused damage, repair or recovery fees of $50-$100/hour or more may be assessed depending on the situation. The vehicle may be repaired in the field, or in the case of more time-consuming fixes, swapped out for a different vehicle on the spot. If you totally wreck the vehicle (rollover, blown engine, etc.) and you're at fault, you're out of luck. Don't expect them to deliver a new Jeep. In the event of a vehicular break not caused by the customer, no fee will be assessed and the vehicle will be swapped out on the spot.

Moab Airport shuttle service or drop-off availabilty: Farabee's will provide free airport pick-up and drop-off for multi-day rental contracts and even for single-day contracts in some cases for its repeat customers. For others, airport pick-up and drop-off fees of $20-$50 may be assessed. Vehicle drop-off and pick-up to and from local hotels and campsites is free with all rentals.

Any off-road driving tips/training offered if needed: Farabee's will introduce its customers to its Jeeps and familiarize them with operation of the equipment (T-case, lockers, four-wheel-drive system) and suggest trails appropriate to their abilities, but otherwise the company does not offer any formal training or courses.

Contact: Farabee's Jeep Rentals, 877/970-JEEP (877/970-5337), farabeejeeprental.com

Moab Tour Company
Vehicle type/model and equipment:
•'06 Unlimited TJ with 2-inch lift and 33s
•'10 four-door Rubicon JK with 2-inch lift and 33s,
•'06 Unlimited TJ with fully-built Dana 44 axles, lockers, upgraded alloy shafts, 4.88s, 35-inch tires, high-steer kit, and more.

Moab Tour Company

Rates:
•$179/24 hours for '06 Unlimited TJ semi-modded
•$249/24 hours for '06 Unlimited TJ fully-modified
•$219/24 hours for '10 four-door JK semi-modded

Reservation/cancellation info: Renters must reserve with a major credit card. Cancellations made within 48 hours of rental will result in a charge of 50-percent of the full rental fee.

Insurance requirements: Renters must provide their own full-coverage vehicle insurance. Renters must check with their insurance company first to make sure they will be covered for a vacation rental vehicle.

Additional/optional coverage: N/A

Minimum age: Renters must be 25 years old.

International stipulations: Some Canadian insurance companies cover drivers when renting in the U.S., but most other international insurance companies don't. Moab Tour Company is searching for an independent insurer to cover other international renters, but as of now it will not rent to international customers with exception of Canada.

Trail stipulations: The fully-modified Jeep must stay off hardcore trails like Pritchett Canyon and Upper Helldorado. The semi-modified Jeeps can go on trails ranging up to the difficulty of Fins-N-Things. Moab Tour Company provides a guide book of the Moab area and trails. The guide book lists approved and non-approved trails for its rental Jeeps.

What is the process for damage?: A vehicle walk-around is performed at rental drop-off. The customer is to pay for items like torn tires, body damage, bent bumpers, and so on. Major damage like rollovers and bad body damage will result in an insurance claim.

What is the process for trail breakage or extreme stuck?: If a stuck or renter-incurred breakage occurs Moab Tour Company will retrieve or rescue the vehicle at a rate of $100/hour. If the Jeep suffers a mechanical breakdown not caused by the renter, another Jeep will be brought to the location and swapped out at no charge.

Moab Airport shuttle service or drop-off availabilty: Airport pick-up is offered for rental contracts of 3 days or longer including shuttle back to airport. Local in-town drop off and pick-up to hotel or campsites is offered with any Jeep rental.

Any off-road driving tips/training offered if needed: No formal training is available at this time, but the supplied guidebook has a lot of information about operating the company's 4x4 vehicles on Moab's slickrock trails.

Contact: Moab Tour Company, 877/725-7317, moabtourcompany.us

A Day with Dan
If you're ready to book your Moab Jeeping vacation but are hesitant because you don't know the area, are new to wheeling, or just want to have somebody along to wheel with you in case of a breakdown or emergency, consider Dan Mick's Jeep Tours. Mick has been leading personalized, private Jeep tours in Moab for over 25 years. Mick can either lead you and your group on a driving tour of anything from scenic, fun trails to the more extreme side of things. And if you just want to ride along, Mick can take you out in his four-door JK Unlimited. Either way, Mick is your personal guide for the day and there are no strangers along for the ride.

Contact: Dan Mick's Guided Jeep Tours, 435/259-4567, danmick.com

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