Updated: Mar 23
BEST INFORMATION ON EASTER JEEP SAFARI 2021- BEST PLACES TO EAT, TRAILS, GIVEAWAY/PROMOTIONS, GAS STATIONS, HOTELS, CAMPING SITES AND MORE. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.
It’s Easter Jeep Safari Time, and EJS 2021 will have a different setup.
Whether it is your 40th time at Easter Jeep Safari (EJS) or your first time this guide will help you navigate all the best places to eat, promotions & giveaways by vendors, manufacturer displays, trails, gas stations, and more. This Easter Jeep Safari 2021 information guide ensures that you have the BEST Easter Jeep Safari Experience 2021. One-stop for ALL Easter Jeep Safari information.
Beyond the on again off again, rocky road start, EJS 2021 will be a little different than previous years. First off, the arena manufacturer display area is closed this year but don’t worry, this guide will direct you to all the major hot spots in town to check out the latest products, giveaways and more.
The official dates of EJS are March 27th – April 4th.
THIS ARTICLE WILL LIST THE BEST OF EVERYTHING DURING EASTER JEEP SAFARI 2021
THE EVENTS TO ATTEND DURING THE WEEK- EASTER JEEP SAFARI 2021 SCHEDULE
These two brand will be giving $10,000 in prizes away ALL week.
How do you win? 1. Get a Flag from our Prize Patrol Team - they will be handing out flags all around Moab starting Saturday Mar. 27th or pick up a flag at Bestoff-road.com Container Display at Clark’s Parts Plus (1010 S. Main St.) Wed, Thurs, Friday or Rugged Ridge/Truck Hero display at Dixie Expo on Tuesday & Wednesday. 2. Run the flag on your vehicle all week and if the Daily Prize Patrol Spot you, they will pull you over and award your prize. Thousands in Prizes are given out DAILY!
MOST ANTICIPATED CONCEPT VEHICLE TO CHECK OUT
Jeep is bring 4 new concept vehicles to Moab. 1. Gladiator Red Bare, Wrangler Magento, Jeepster Beach, and Orange Peelz Wrangler. Check these out at the Jeep display. Jeep is planning on installing charging stations soon at popular locations for these vehicles in Moab, on California’s Rubicon Trail, and more.
TRAIL TIPS, TRICKS, AND HACKS
You First! In the world of off-road, crap happens… a lot. I “POP” can mean a day or days of headache with a broken part. Prepare to spend longer on the trail than anticipated. Bring more food than you think you will need and extra water. Things work out best when you don't compound problems like being physically uncomfortable. The weather changes quickly in Moab, and warm days turn quickly to cold nights, Bring a jacket… even on a sunny day.
Speaking of sun, keep it under control. Dehydration is a problem every year at EJS. Drink a lot of water, wear a hat, find some shade and remember that dehydration sneaks up on you. Again, if you have trouble the first thing to take care of, before a trail fix, is yourself and those with you.
Airing Down. Lowing your PSI allows the tire to conform better and increases the contact patch of your tires. Most vehicles do well between 10-14 pounds. An airdown tool like this makes it simple. If you’re going to hang around town you may want to consider staying in stay puft marshmallow mode for the time your there. Longer road trips of course you want to go ahead and air up.
Swaybars. Swaybars add stability and limit body roll. Vehicles with coils should run them on the road. Off road is another story. An amazing performance enhancer is a Currie AntiRock or TeraFlex Quick Disconnects that allow you to disconnect the limiting swaybar at the trailhead and re-connect at the end.
Driving - We will have much much more info on driving techniques and even schools in the near future. But lets hit on a few basics.
Mindset – Take a breath… Calm yourself, and think. Haste and ego make for a long day.
Take the mindset of tiptoeing (walking) over the obstacles. Elegantly overcoming
obstacles keeps your rig right and undamaged and will garner respect from your fellow
Throttle. There are times when a little throttle helps… but consider them rare. When to
throttle up is arguably more important than how much to throttle up. Hammer down is
one of the leading causes of rolls and broken parts. If you don't make an obstacle. Back
off, calmly, and try a different approach. Often an inch this way or that makes all the
Roll Through. On steep obstacles it's a good idea to get a feel for the obstacle first.
4x4’s aren’t rockets, so don't try launching over an obstacle when all of your tires are on
it. Instead consider moderate throttle before your back tires hit an obstacle to allow
inertia to do its thing. Every obstacle is different of course so choose carefully.
Bounce. Don't do it! If you start to bounce, back off and try again. Bouncing shock loads
the drivetrain and breaks parts. A second try is far better than a strap out. Speaking of
MANUFACTURES DISPLAYS – Tuesday & Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Some manufactures will be displayed at the new Dixie Off-road Expo Tuesday, March 30th , and Wednesday, March 21st , 9 am – 5 pm. The admission is free, but pets are not allowed so keep your furry friends at home if you want to check this out. The following companies will be displaying – Truck Hero, Ford Bronco, Icon Vehicle Dynamics, Skyjacker, Bilstein, Nitto Tires, Optima Batteries, and Pit Bull R/C.
EJS VENDOR GIVEAWAY
Will be on Facebook Live – Friday 6:30 pm
Here is the link:
Trails are open for early departures at 8 am, and late departures leaves at 10 am. Register for the EJS trails at https://www.rr4w.com/intranet.cfm or registration desk at the Spanish Trail Area. You must register to get a spot; register today! There are NO registrations at the trailhead lineup.
The following is the Red Rock 4 Wheelers guide to trail ratings. You can access it here.
County dirt road maintained for high clearance 2WD and 4WD use in adverse conditions.
County dirt road with infrequent or light maintenance after rain or snow, high clearance, light duty 4WD required.
Trail consisting of loose rocks, dirt, and sand with some slick-rock surfaces, mud holes possible, no steps higher than 12". 4WD is required, (33") tires are a plus.
Trail consisting of loose rocks, dirt, and sand with some slick-rock surfaces. Some erosion, washes, gulches and rock steps no higher than 18”.4WD and 33" tires required, (35" tires a plus). Enhanced suspension travel and good ground clearance are helpful. Good driving skills a plus.
Trail surfaces are rutted, rocky and sandy with steps not exceeding 24”, with considerable slick-rock surfaces. Water not exceeding 12” with some mud possible.Good ground clearance and driving skills. 4WD, (35" tires a plus), working traction adding devises (locker, limited slip) are required. Above average driving skills are desirable. A winch would be a plus. Enhanced suspension travel and good ground clearance are also required.
Trails are difficult with considerable erosion damage, loose rocks, dirt, and slick-rock. Water in excess of 12” is possible with mud conditions. Steps not exceeding 36”. 4WD, 35" plus tires and two traction adding devices (lockers, limited slips)arerequired. A winch would be a plus. Enhanced suspension travel and good ground clearance are a required. Excellent driving skills are recommended.
Trail consists of rock, sand and considerable slick-rock with many steps exceeding 48”. Steep inclines and declines are prevalent. Enhanced off-road equipment is required including locking devices (front & rear), 35" tall tires, maximum vehicle ground clearance, and tow hooks. A winch is desirable. Excellent driving skills are required. Vehicle mechanical or body damage is likely. Roll over possibilities exist.
Extreme trail similar to #7, except a bit more extreme. Same equipment required as #7. A winch is desirable. Excellent driving skills are required. Vehicle mechanical or body damage is likely. Roll over possibilities exist.
Extreme and beyond.The average well equipped trail rig may have great difficulty in-completing this trail.Steps exceeding 60". Steep inclines and declines with off camber sections are prevalent. Enhanced off road equipment is required including working locking devices (front & rear), 37" tall tires (40" tires a plus), maximum vehicle ground clearance, winch, and tow hooks, and a minimum wheelbase 100". Excellent driving skills are required. Vehicle mechanical or body damage is likely. Roll over is very common. Spare parts and tools are recommended.
Let the carnage begin! Buggy territory. Street driven 4X4’s should not attempt this trail. Modified factory vehicles will not be able to complete this trail.
BEST MANUFACTURER TRAIL RIDE
You may see these lining up around town. They are not "Official" runs but rather runs organized by various manufacturers... they are usually invite only but there are a few that are open with limited space. We will update you... check back.
BEST PLACE FOR BREAKFAST
Moab Dinner – Breakfast is Served anytime. 50’s Style Dinner and one of the guru hangouts
BEST PLACE FOR LUNCH
Moab Brewery – Great food, Fun Off-Road Atmosphere. Family and Kid Friendly
BEST PLACE FOR DINNER & SUNSET VIEWS
Sunset Grill - Oldest operating restaurant in Moab. Steaks, Seafood, Duck, Chicken, Pasta, outdoor seating
Open 5 pm – 9:30 pm M- S, Closed on Sunday
435-259-7146 for reservations.
Josie Wyatt’s Grille- New modern style atmosphere, Steaks, Chicken & Seafood, outdoor seating.
BEST DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT SPOT
The Spoke on Center – Downtown restaurant – Modern Atmosphere
Sabaku Sushi – Features new creative and traditional rolls
90 E. Center St
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The Blue Pig - LIVE Music 7 days a week
811 South Main St
221 S. Main St
The Alley Sports Pub & Grill- Bull Riding
1078 East Mill Creek Dr.
BEST PLACE TO BE “SEEN”
Moab Brewery – Great food, Fun Off-Road Atmosphere. Family and Kid Friendly
686 E. Main Street
BEST GAS STATION
Maverick – 3 locations
435 N. Main St
923-947 S. Main Street
BEST PARTS STORE
1010 S. Main Street
Anyone who knows Moab knows Clark. He and his crew have been helping Jeepers out of a jam for decades. They know parts, they know Jeeps... They are what parts guys used to be. Always hit Clarks first Open everyday M-S 7 am – 6:30 pm; Sun 8 am – 4 pm
BEST PLACE TO FIND A HOODIE
Bestoff-road.com Container Display. Dirt Co Brand Apparel and unique styles of Hoodies and Off-road Apparel
Clark’s Parts at 1010 S. Main Street
BEST FREE JEEP WASH
Wash it Express
4 Self serve bays and 1 touchless wash
TRUCK HERO IS SUPPLYING THE FREE WASH FOR EVERYONE DURING THE WEEK!
BEST PLACE TO CALL IF YOU'RE BROKEN AND NEED HELP
Tow/Repair. Nobody can get you out of a jam like Rory and his team.
1805 US 191, Moab, Utah 84532
EASTER JEEP SAFARI MAGAZINE 2021
BEST CAMPING SPOTS
Sand Flats Recreation Area
Jeeping, ATV, Dirt Bikes Camping area. Home of the famous Slick-rock Mountain Bike trail. 120 campsites (RV owners only 30 sites for RV’s up to 40 ft. – over 40 ft not allowed) FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Non-reservable.
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Campgrounds along the Colorado River
Head east out of Moab on Highway 128 , there are several sites along the Colorado River. Features stunning setting, sheer cliff walls. This site is operated by BLM – First-Come, First Served Basis. There is a nightly fee, and all of the campgrounds have bathrooms.
The Only campground in Arches National Park. Sites 18,20,21,23 & 24 have spectacular views. 50 sites. No electric hookups.
Canyonlands National Parks, Island in the Sky District: Willow Flats Campground. Near Green River Overlook. It features a large group fire ring with a view. RV’s up to 28 ft. 12 campsites.
21 Campsites/ 1 is ADA accessible.
BEST HOTEL OPTION
Sorrel River Ranch Hotel & Spa – Beautiful – 4-star hotel – Expensive
Sage Creek at Moab – Luxury in the Desert – Condo/Hotel
Hoodoo Moab, Curio Collection by Hilton – Modern Style
Springhill Suites Moab – Great pool for the kids