- Aug 27, 2008
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Anybody driven it? Experience?
It says you need 4wd and high clearance. I am wondering if my full size dodge ram pickup is too bigWas just there two weeks ago. Didn’t go beyond island in the sky as I was in a motorhome.
Is that a jeep trail? I know my boss was there last week and said he rented a jeep out of Moab. I can ask him.
Thanks for the response! How do you pick the good camp sites?Yea we did it and camped one night. Its awesome and super desolate. you need to get a permit and reservation to camp and you get a specific spot to camp. Choose your spot wisely as some suck and others are spectacular.
Speed is strictly enforced if a ranger catches you and they are out there. you also run a cold camp no fires. The road is not that bad, im not sure you really need 4wd. Our friends did it in 3 days on mt bikes and a support jeep towed a trailer. If I recal the worst place was a short hill climb call Murphy's hogback. youtube it
Id do it again, but camp 2 nights otherwise you dont have alot of time out of the car. Hey Joe canyon to the end at the mine is another equally spectacular trip that can be done easily in one day from Moab. Biggest vehicle for that trip would be a JKU as there are some tight turns by the river
That would be a long slow bumpy day? We were able to get a campsite at Murphy so doing it in two days. Gonna spend a day or so in and around Moab beforehand. Any must see (besides the brewery)?Did it twice. Both were long days. Great trip. Off my bucket list now.
It’s going to be pretty darn hot down there. I’d at least take a ride up the road along the Colorado River up toward red cliffs adventure lodge. Go in and check it out it. It’s pretty cool spot with a restaurant over looking the canyon and river.That would be a long slow bumpy day? We were able to get a campsite at Murphy so doing it in two days. Gonna spend a day or so in and around Moab beforehand. Any must see (besides the brewery)?
Thanks for the info. Weather says 90’s day 60’s night. I live in Havasu so this will be fine!It’s going to be pretty darn hot down there. I’d at least take a ride up the road along the Colorado River up toward red cliffs adventure lodge. Go in and check it out it. It’s pretty cool spot with a restaurant over looking the canyon and river.
You may want to run down Hey Joe canyon to the river it’s a fairly short drive unless you’ve had enough rocks and cliffs by then . The graded road down to the bottom is a spectacular drive. Personally I like eating outside up stairs at Zax's and watching vehicles cruise by.
We timed it so we got to camp at 7:30, in time for a couple cocktails while making dinner. Slight breeze, dinner and sundown, time for bed. Worked out great. Beautiful star filled night.Great pics...ha that one spot is a little sketchy. I was wondering if it was warm camping for you at Murphy’s. We camped under the cottonwood trees next to the river. It was awesome in Oct but lows in the 30’s