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Old 08-26-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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Moab this weekend- advice?

Taking a stock (not lifted) 2 door 2013 Rubicon to Moab and hoping to do Fins and things, and some easier trails like Chicken Corners. Any advice for this first trip to Moab like appropriate scenic trails, restaurants etc. Thanks for any thoughts.

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Pick your lines wisely...even on Fins & Things!

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Old 08-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #3
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Bring lots of water.
Have breakfast at the Moab Diner, tell Patti and James the Manager "hi" from Rancho Matt.

Eat at the Moab Brewery, Quesadilla Mobilla, and if you want to get fancy Jeffery's Steakhouse.
You should be able to do a lot of the trails, since you are locked and geared down, you may scrape but you have some great parts on your JK.
Park in the Moab Rim parking lot and walk the first 500 yards or so... pretty crazy trail!

Have fun!
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Thanks everybody! Really appreciated.
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Get Charles Wells Guide to Moab book. I was there the end of June and my Stock none lifted 2013 JKU with 33" tires and wimpy 3.21 gears did fine. If you like craft beer Moab Brewery has some very nice beers their heffy was incredible and great food. We had also had great food at Baja grill on the main street. Biggest mistake I made was spending too much time on easier rated trails being it was my first time. Skip right to the moderate rated trails unless you have several days to spend there. Also if you do not have a compressor get one so you can air down it makes life so much easier and more comfortable.
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Get Charles Wells Guide to Moab book. I was there the end of June and my Stock none lifted 2013 JKU with 33" tires and wimpy 3.21 gears did fine. If you like craft beer Moab Brewery has some very nice beers their heffy was incredible and great food. We had also had great food at Baja grill on the main street. Biggest mistake I made was spending too much time on easier rated trails being it was my first time. Skip right to the moderate rated trails unless you have several days to spend there. Also if you do not have a compressor get one so you can air down it makes life so much easier and more comfortable.
Thanks. I have a compressor and an air down device with guage. Also am using Wells' guidebook and got the Funtreks GPS tracks.
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Thanks. I have a compressor and an air down device with guage. Also am using Wells' guidebook and got the Funtreks GPS tracks.
you will be set. I think Well's is very conservative on his ratings. The easier trails could be done in a Subaru car as could some of the moderate ones. Be prepared for some incredible views and don't make the mistake I made and forget to take photos. I got so wrapped up in trying to see thing we neglected to take photos. At least I have an excuse to go back again lol.
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We are going to be there ourselves this weekend.

Look for a Commando Green "Moosicon" and if you see it, make sure to say hi.

If you like Italian food, eat at Pasta Jay's. We will probably be doing Fins and Things on Saturday, or something similar since my Son in law has a pretty much stock 4 Runner. You are more than welcome to join us.

Most of all, have fun and enjoy the spirit of Moab, we love it down there.
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We camped there for 3 days at the slickrock campground..cheap rates and nice facilities. Also, in MN we have lots of craft brews..most 9% to 11%, Utah is more like 3.2 beer with Moab Brewery selling a 4% in can only but spendy...so if you like your beer, bring it from home!

Fuel prices in Moab was pretty reasonable. Also, if you need ice there is a huge ice machine right before the Shell station that sells 20lb bags for $2.50...fill up the cooler. Don't over look Arches National park just down the road! Park entry fee is good for several days and there are 2 nice trails there to do some exploring on...lots of sand and watch out for quick sand in the dry river beds!

If you head down main street there is a tourist info center with some free maps and good folks there to give you the run down of the area. Also, I didn't find any source to air-up in the off road area, so we found free air at Shell which was very nice and not a far drive from the sand flats park entry/ exit.

Hit my blog for some pics if your curious, also I have a map on there you can download of Hells Revenge & Fins...Hope this helps!
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Taking a stock (not lifted) 2 door 2013 Rubicon to Moab and hoping to do Fins and things, and some easier trails like Chicken Corners. Any advice for this first trip to Moab like appropriate scenic trails, restaurants etc. Thanks for any thoughts.
Yes - bring me with you! Wheelin Moab is in my list of things to do it life. I spent a glorious 5 days on the river rafting & I kept thinking I really wanted my Jeep.

Enjoy & post pics! And definitely eat at the Moab Brewery.

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