Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jeep Wrangler JKs at the 2014 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab

I've written about the annual Easter Jeep Safari before, but the number of great videos that people have put together from the 2014 event are definitely worth some attention.  For anyone unfamiliar with the event, it's a nine-day gathering of 4wheelers from across the country and all around the world in the small town of Moab, Utah for one of the most famous 4x4 events.  The sandstone rock, terrific people, and incredible desert vistas make for a perfect environment to enjoy your Jeep.

If you haven't been to Moab before, you would be wise to consider contacting one of the numerous trail guide companies.  Regardless of your prior experience exploring these trails, the Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails and Utah Byways: 65 of Utah's Best Backcountry Drives are the area's two best 4x4 trail books that you should bring with you to make the most of your experience.  The following videos will also give you a good idea of what to expect, but remember that Moab has trails that cater to the full spectrum of driver and vehicular capabilities.

These first three videos are from 4WD Hardware:

ARB USA put together a fantastic video of their sponsored run on the Fins & Things trail, which includes some aerial views of the Jeeps on the trails taken with a DJI Phantom drone.  This video definitely shows that an experience Moab 4wheeling truly is:

Here's another look at that incredible aerial shot from the video:

My friend Fred Williams from Petersen's 4-Wheel & Offroad Magazine devoted one of the recent episodes of his Dirt Every Day web 4wheeling show to his adventure to Moab, in a Jeep Wrangler TJ that he started building only two weeks before the trip.  Definitely an entertaining show!

Rebel Off Road has been putting out a lot of videos lately, and the following four videos of their experience at Easter Jeep Safari are great:

Of course the edge-of-your-seat action from the extreme trails the most frequently videoed, but if you're interested in some easier, more relaxing trails, don't worry - Moab has plenty to offer.  Even a 2-wheel-drive car can access much of Moab, as shown in this video:

Moab exploration isn't limited to the Easter Jeep Safari - in addition to the two books I recommend for self-guided tours, you can also utilize the expertise of several offroad tour guides any time of year.  Another option (especially if you don't have a Jeep of your own) is to contact one of the many Jeep rental companies in Moab who can guarantee a lifetime of memories.

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