Not all of the rides are as technical as Behind the Rocks. Others allow more basic
trail machines to do just fine with the terrain on the route.
This is a backside view of the terrain feature called High Dive. When the driver feels
the rear of the car start to float like this, he needs to apply some throttle so the
front wheels pull the car forward.
In between rock-crawling sections are these nice sand roads with great scenery.
This terrain feature is known as
Up-Chuck. At this point it looks like the
passenger might. Believe it or not, the
car came out looking fine.
on a trail with a difficulty rating like
Behind the Rocks without the company
of a group and an experienced leader.
Your guide will also have some
equipment with them, but it is recommended that you come prepared. The
minimum list is as follows: basic repair
tools, tire repair kit, spare belt and
spare parts. Many are much better
prepared than that. We saw cars with
spare axles strapped on! Personal
basics such as water, snacks, lunch,
sunscreen, jacket, rain gear, first-aid
kit, camera and extra memory cards
are also highly recommended. They
aren’t kidding about the camera.
We’re sure that most people interested in Moab know that the views in
this area are amazing! A camera is
a vital tool.
Each organized ride will take a minimum of a few hours. The size of the
group will ensure that the pace will
not be intense. There is a riders’ meeting each day at 9: 30 a.m., and most of
the rides leave the Old Spanish Trail
Arena headquarters (3641 S Hwy 191,
Moab, Utah 84532) between 10 and