Trip Reports

1st Annual UTV Rally

1st Annual UTV Rally

On the trail in Moab at the UTV Rally - Gold Bar Trail

June 7-9, 2007 -Moab, UT

First Annual UTV Rally - Moab, UT
UTV Rally – Moab, Utah

Although it was early June, the weather was more like March on the drive from Northern California to Moab.  It rained almost all the way from Reno to Salt Lake City, and the wind was blowing 40+ mph the entire time.  A few gusts nearly blew me off the road.  Once I arrived in Moab on Wednesday, the weather did not let up.  It was cold and windy. Just a few days before, it was 95 degrees.  By Friday it was back to being beautiful. Just reaffirms to me that you cannot depend on desert weather.

Day Zero – Playing around near Archview

      

DuneGuide.com and Troy & Don CartWheelin’ Magazine

Day One – White Wash Sand Dunes (Trail Rating – Easy)

DuneGuide.com Rhino at the White Wash Sand Dunes
Our Rhino at the White Wash Sand Dunes

      
     
     

      

      

Our group traveled over 70 miles roundtrip from the Archview Resort to the White Wash Sand Dunes and back. On the ride with us were a few industry folks – Aaron from PRP Seats and Pete from Got Sand?.

TheMoab Action Shots van was out taking pictures of us and got stuck.  A few of the guys with winches were eager to break them out and help get them back on the road.

Day Two – Seven Mile Rim (Trail Rating 3.5 out of 5)

      

  Warn Industries - Artic Cat Prowler  Seizmik  Warn Industries - Artic Cat Prowler

Club Cadet Diesel Side by Side  Seizmik  Terry & Vickie from Toy Hauler Magazine  

Warn Industries - Artic Cat Prowler  Seizmik    Seizmik

  Got Sand?    

    

Uranium Arch - on the Seven Mile Rim Trail, Moab  View of the Archview Resort from up on the rim

This 21 mile trail leads up on the rim overlooking Archview Resort. On the ride with us were a few industry folks –  Pete from Got Sand?, Warn Industries,Bikeman Performance andSeizmik.

Day Three – Gold Bar Rim (Trail Rating – 3.5+ out of 5) and Golden Spike (Trail Rating 4 out of 5)

Look for an article in the September/October 2007 issue of Side x Side Magazine
Part of this trip report appeared in Side x Side Action Magazine – September 2007

Read more:UTV Rally – Gold Bar Rim Trail & Golden Spike Trail to the Golden Crack

   

   

   The Body Snatcher 

   

Golden Wall Golden Wall Golden Wall Golden Wall

Golden Wall     Bones from OMF

Golden Falls Golden Falls  Golden Stairs  Golden Stairs

Golden Stairs  Golden Stairs  

    

Golden Crack Golden Crack Golden Crack Golden Crack

Golden Crack Golden Crack  Golden Crack

   

     

    

   

     

    

    Golden Wall  

   

    

    

The last few miles of the trip, I got to ride with Wally fromRhinoWorld.net. Wally has his Rhino set up for long distance trips with tires/wheels, seats, roll cage & bumper, spare tires, a-arms and shock and GPS. I had a great time flying down from the slick rock to the valley floor.

Wally from RhinoWorld.net
Wally from RhinoWorld.net in his element at the Moab UTV Rally

On the ride with us were a few industry folks – Wally fromRhinoWorld.net, Pete fromGot Sand?, Aaron from PRP Seats, Bones from OMF Performance Products, Terry & Vickie from Toy Hauler Magazine

Other Stuff

Long Travel Polaris RZR Long Travel Polaris RZR Long Travel Polaris RZR 
Polaris RZR from Jagged Extreme – +6″ Long Travel Kit and new Roll Cage and Bumpers

Polaris RZR from Jagged Extreme Polaris RZR from Jagged Extreme Polaris RZR from Jagged Extreme Polaris RZR from Jagged Extreme
Another Polaris RZR from Jagged Extreme – This one had custom paint and a different roll cage.

Polaris RZR - KMS Performance Polaris RZR - KMS Performance Polaris RZR - KMS Performance
KMS Performance was kind enough to let Pete & I take their brand new Polaris RZR out for a test drive.

  
RhinoWorld.net – Adventure Rhino

Links:

  • www.UTVRally.com

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