2018 Easter Jeep Safari: Trail Report, Hunter Canyon #EJS2018Posted in Moab Experience: 2018 on April 2, 2018
Mornings in Moab are magical as the sun starts to reflect light off the canyon walls, projecting a red glow onto the sleepy little desert town. The only thing better than watching the sunrise is knowing it’s Easter Jeep Safari and you’ll be hitting the trail soon with a bunch of Jeep nuts. While most of the trails in Moab are well documented and well traveled, there are still a few hidden gems out there that are off the map. You’ll need the help of a Moab local to show you the way, or an adventurous spirit with an extra can of fuel just in case. One of those places is called Hunter Canyon. We headed out with the Warn winch crew on their Friends of Warn trail ride during the 2018 Easter Jeep Safari.
Hunter Canyon can be accessed by heading about 13 miles south of Moab on Highway 191, then taking a right turn onto a dirt road that is actually the exit road for Behind the Rocks trail and Pritchett Canyon trail. Continuing down that road about another 13 miles toward the top of Pritchett Canyon you will see a sign pointing you in the direction of Hunter Canyon.
This trail is difficult but it would probably be rated around a 5 on the Easter Jeep Safari trail rating. It’s recommended your rig have at least 33-inch-tall tires, good ground clearance, at least one traction device (limited slip or locker), competent off-road driving skills, and a winch and other recovery gear in your group in case things get interesting. Gaze at the photo gallery below to get a sneak peek at what Hunter Canyon has to offer!