Sport UTVs // Trip Reports // UTV News // Project Vehicles // UTV of the Month // Facebook  
 


Holz Racing Products

TMW Offroad
FOX
Axia Alloys
Factory UTV

Advertisement

2011 Rally on the Rocks

Area BFE - Holldorado Trail
Waterfall on Helldorado Trail, Area BFE

I look forward to the red rocks of Moab all year.  This trip to Utah to explore off-road trails of Moab topped all others.  The excuse to go to Moab for most of us was Rally on the Rocks.  I traveled to Moab with my friends Dave and Bob, and met up with Joey from UTVUnderground.com, Reid from Team Green Kawasaki, fellow Monster Energy Kawasaki driver Casey Currie, Jeff Knoll who is a long time rock crawler (King of the Hammers, Ultra 4, etc.) and Dean that also owns a Kawasaki Teryx. We spent four days wheeling with off-roaders from all over the country and as usual met many new people.

For this trip, I brought my brand new 2011 Kawasaki Teryx. I am in the process of a build project and it performed beyond my expectations. Also in our group were several other Kawasaki Teryx, a Polaris RZR XP and a Polaris RZR.

Monday - Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Poison Spider Mesa forms one of the cliff features that is part of the Moab landscape northwest of town. The mesa is bordered on the east by Moab Valley and on the south by the Colorado River. Access is via Scenic Byway 279, the "Potash Road," and the trail climbs to the rim along with the sloping rock layers. The first few miles of trail must be retraced, but most of the travel time will be spent on a loop that reaches the rim.

Golden Spike is the connection between Poison Spider Mesa and Gold Bar Rim.

Poison Spider Mesa is rated a 6 and Golden Spike is rated a 7 by the Red Rock 4 Wheelers.

Google Maps - Poison Spider Mesa Trailhead

Google Maps - Golden Crack

Google Maps - Magic Bush

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and Golden Spike

Tuesday - Steel Bender

Steel Bender's difficulty rating keeps moving around as the conflicting forces of erosion and trail repair modify the obstacles. The trail lies between Moab and the La Sal Mountains in the vicinity of Mill Creek, a major drainage from the mountains. The trail can be done with stock UTV,  but only because there are bypasses around some of the challenging spots.

Steel Bender is rated a 6 by the Red Rock 4 Wheelers.

Google Maps - Steel Bender trail head on Kens Lake side

Moab - Steel Bender Trail

Kawasaki Teryx on Steel Bender Trail, Moab, UT Kawasaki Teryx on Steel Bender Trail, Moab, UT Kawasaki Teryx on Steel Bender Trail, Moab, UT Kawasaki Teryx on Steel Bender Trail, Moab, UT

Kawasaki Teryx on Steel Bender Trail, Moab, UT Kawasaki Teryx on Steel Bender Trail, Moab, UT Kawasaki Teryx on Steel Bender Trail, Moab, UT Kawasaki Teryx on Steel Bender Trail, Moab, UT

Polaris RZR XP on Steel Bender Trail, Moab, UT Polaris RZR XP on Steel Bender Trail, Moab, UT Polaris RZR XP on Steel Bender Trail, Moab, UT Polaris RZR XP on Steel Bender Trail, Moab, UT

Wednesday - Cliff Hanger (Rally on the Rocks)

Cliffhanger trail is the only vehicle route onto Amasa Back, a rather high isolated area bounded by Kane Springs Canyon, Hurrah Pass, Jackson Hole, and a big loop of the Colorado River. The views, however, are unusual and spectacular all the way up the side of Kane Springs Canyon. Farther along, the trail is high above the canyon of the Colorado River.

Cliff Hanger is rated a 6 by the Red Rock 4 Wheelers.

Google Maps links from the Cliffhanger trail:

Rally on the Rocks 2011 - Cliff Hanger

Can-Am Commander on Cliff Hanger Trail, Moab HCR Polaris RZR XP on Cliff Hanger Trail, Moab RockCrawler.com's Polaris RZR PRP Polaris RZR S

Pro Armor's Polaris RZR 4 on Cliff Hanger Trail, Moab Walker Evans Racing Polaris RZR XP on Cliff Hanger Trail, Moab Pro Armor's Polaris RZR XP on Cliff Hanger Trail, Moab

Casey Currie in his Kawasaki Teryx on Cliff Hanger Trail, Moab

Kawasaki Teryx on 32" Tires on Cliff Hanger Trail, Moab

Polaris RZR XP on Cliff Hanger

Kawasaki Teryx on Cliffhanger

Thursday - Area BFE, Green Day and Helldorado

Area BFE, Green Day and Upper Helldorado Area BFE, Green Day and Upper Helldorado Area BFE, Green Day and Upper Helldorado Area BFE, Green Day and Upper Helldorado
More information: Area BFE

Google Maps - Area BFE

Green Day

  • Trail Rating: Intermediate to Expert
  • Description: Two distinct lines, intermediate and expert. At least 14 Expert obstacles are present. Bypasses for difficult obstacles.
  • Requirements: Min. 33″ tires, at least a rear locker and a winch.

Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail Moab - Area BFE, Green Day Trail


Close to a rollover captured by Woody at RockCrawler.com

Helldorado

  • Trail Rating: Expert
  • Description: The Famous Helldorado Trail. Prepare for damage!
  • Requirements: Min. 37″ tires, Lockers, Winch, spare parts possible, a welder, and SPOTTER!
  • Do not attempt alone!

Four Kawasaki Teryx and one Polaris RZR took on Helldorado trail.  All had long travel and larger than stock tires.

Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail

Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail Moab - Area BFE, Helldorado Trail


Moab is the best place to enjoy riding in your UTV. It offers mild to wild trails in difficulty, and every trail is surrounded by beautiful scenery only available in Moab.

Rally on the Rocks event is in its' second year, and the first event was a big success. They offer trails for the beginner with incredible scenery and vistas to the most challenging and demanding that will be sure to test driver and machine. Each day we have numerous guided, UTV friendly, trails planned throughout the Moab area. Many including casual scenic routes and demanding technical routes for the most experienced operators.

Rally on the Rocks event headquarters is at the Old Spanish Trail Arena just minutes South of Moab, Utah on HWY 191. (3641 S Hwy 191, Moab, UT 84532)

2011 Rally on the Rocks

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

On-line registration deadline is May 7th, after that you can register in person at the Rally for an additional $10.00, total $85.00..

Your registration includes 4 days of guided trail rides, 1 catered dinner at the arena, opportunity to talk with the top vendors in the industry, participation in UTV games (additional fees apply), and a chance to win many raffle prizes. 25% of all raffle proceeds will be donated to Take Back Utah/Blue Ribbon Coalition.

Please print off the schedule of events from the website for trail departure times and other activities. T-shirts will be available on site.

Some trails leave directly from the arena and others need to be trailered to.

Please review the trail descriptions and ratings carefully, as your safety is our number 1 concern, followed directly by having FUN. We strive to have capable trail guides to help you navigate obstacles but they are limited by your driver experience and machine capabilities.

All trails have minimum and maximum participants, ROTR reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel scheduled trails. If that happens, we will do our best to substitute trails of equal difficulty.

Event Resources:

Links:

Advertisement


Sport UTVs:
  Commander 1000
  Maverick 1000R
  Maverick MAX 1000
  Viking
  RSX850i
  RZR S
  RZR XP 1000
  RZR XP 900
  RZR XP 4
  Teryx 800

  Teryx4
  Wildcat 1000

Favorite Sites:
  Dune Guide
 
Pirate UTV
  SxS News

  CrowleyOffroad
  UTV Underground



Find UTV Guide on Facebook

Advertisement


UTV News | UTV Manufacturers | Compare UTVs | UTV of the Month
Product Reviews  UTV Shock Guide  Military  Advertise | Contact Us
Blog | Facebook | Instagram  Google+


Increase your website traffic with Attracta.com Copyright 2010 Crowley Offroad LLC. All rights reserved.

OpenCube AJAX Components

unique visitor counter