and Vicinity. Southeastern
Utah has been called the off-highway vehicle capital
of the world. The famed Moab Jeep Safari, held every
Easter weekend, attracts hundreds of four-wheel-drive
enthusiasts who come to explore the area's driving
challenges, such as the Moab Rim, Poison Spider
Mesa and other BLM routes. Participation in this
popular event is allocated by an advance registration
lottery system, but the event also draws non-registered
participants as well.
of the most talked about four-wheel drive roads
in southern Utah is Elephant Hill in the Needles
District of Canyonlands National Park. Also in the
park, the White Rim Trail loops around the Island
in the Sky mesa for over 100 miles, reservations
and permits are required for this adventure.
of Blanding a 38-mile dirt and gravel road travels
over Bears Ears in the Abajo Mountains to Natural
Bridges National Monument and connects to forest
roads that drop into Beef Basin or continue on to
Travel Region (435-259-8825 north, 435-587-3235
south) can provide more information on this area.