How To Enjoy Moab and Easter Jeep SafariPosted in Moab Experience: 2015 on April 2, 2015
Are you wondering what it’s like to spend a day in Moab? Here is quick instructions on how to have a day in Moab:
Start with a hearty breakfast. There are tons of great places but you should try the Moab Diner at least once. It will fill your gut with hearty grub.
Next fill your ride with fuel. Don’t be the guy a mile in the trail who realizes that he forgot to fuel up after yesterdays trail ride.
While at the gas station grab food and lots of water. We hit the chevron every morning, and fill out coolers with plenty of beverages as we’re in a hot dry climate here in moab.
Swing by the many local auto part stores and be sure you have the essentials. Extra oil, maybe some power steering fluid, stop leak, etc. There is a Napa, Carquest, and O’Reillys in town plus some great 4x4 shops like Moab 4x4 Outpost.
Then meet up with your crew. At this point that one guy will still need to rebuild his carb, tighten some loose nuts, and finish packing his junk. Don’t be that guy; he’s the one that holds up the whole group.
Finally hit the trail. There are lots of different skill level trails so flip through a trail guide book and find one that fits your skill and vehicle level. Don’t worry, every trail is beautiful.
Remember your basic trail rules, stay on marked trails, keep the guy behind you in sight, haul out all your trash, etc. Also Moab has lots of other people out there like hikers and mountain bikers so share the trail, and if you see someone that may need a water offer them one from your cooler, it will go a long way to help the off roader image amongst non-wheelers.
If you’re in the back of the pack, remember to space yourself back a bit so that you’re not blind in the dust of your buddy’s Jeeps ahead of you. The trails here can have big switchback turns and long drops, so you need good visibility, steering and brakes. Also bring a bandana to cover your face against the dust if you have an open topped 4x4.
Line up with all your friends for the required group shot, take lots of pictures along the day so you can relive your Moab adventure when you get back home.
Have fun and repeat daily until you need to go home.