|01-02-2013 10:55 PM|
|Kssting||Check out traildamage. It is a great site for trails in Utah and Colorado and the difficulty ratings are spot on. We spent 3 days in Moab last June and it was hot but still worth it. We skipped camping and stayed at a hotel that trip just so we could cool off from time to time.|
|01-02-2013 09:23 AM|
|i-Zapp||i'll def give it some thought- good advice on the temperatures (was worried about that). problem is the kids' school schedules.|
|01-01-2013 09:53 AM|
|12-31-2012 06:07 PM|
You may want to rethink your June timing. Moab will be crazy hot. I have been the first week in June for the last two years and I have been lucky...87°-95°F. The sun beats down on the slickrock and it gets wicked nasty. Just a little FYI.
As for trails. Hells Revenge is a must for any Wrangler owner. Many stock Jeeps can run the trail. Just take the bypass at Hells Gate and the Escalator.
Schafer Switchbacks/Potash Road is a great scenic drive. Has an amazing view of the canyon from Dead Horse Point.
Onion Creek is fun on a hot day. 25 shallow creek crossings in and then you get to come back. My girls love this easy trail.
|12-31-2012 06:00 PM|
For Jeep trails, go straight to the Visitor Center and describe your jeep and your interests. They will tell recommend trails that fit your ability. My Jeep is stock so I did chicken corners. Latitude 40 has two maps covering the area complete with Jeep Safari routes. It's worth the $20
For mountain biking I rode the practice loop and didn't enjoy it. The slick rock was interesting but it's far from smooth and doesn't flow as nice as other trails. The bike shop could recommend better rides than that one. You will want to ride at dawn to avoid the heat. Plan to finish by 10AM.
Canyoning is fun. You rappel in to canyons and hike out the bottom. The rock formations are neat and it will be cooler in the shady canyons than the desert top side. Kayaking 'The Daily' is another option.
|12-28-2012 12:36 PM|
|jokerchief462||Don't have any trail info but Bryce and Zion are worth visiting at least one day for each. Great hiking and scenery get a spare memory card for the camera.|
|12-23-2012 03:00 PM|
need help planning a trip to Moab
Our family of four (2 driving age teenage sons and adventurous wife) would be heading out west mid-June. Would be renting an RV and trailering our TJ with us. Here's our trip criteria, along with questions, feedback greatly appreciated!