In the Utah desert halfway between Moab and Green River, Dee Pass travels through the jagged rocks spattered throughout this desolate territory. It is extremely arid and very little vegetation grows here. Dee Pass is one of the roads that, when combined with others, make up the Easter Jeep Safari Crystal Geyser route. A few rocky obstacles await your journey through an area that the can resemble a drive on the moon. Dee Pass is not your typical Moab trail.
Travel north on Highway 191 for 21 miles to Blue Hills Road. Turn west on Blue Hills Road and travel north for 13.4 miles to Ten Mile Point Road. Go west 3.2 miles to the trailhead. Dee Pass is on your right and takes off to the north from Ten Mile Point Road.
This was a really fun trail, although I wish I reviewed this guide before I ran it. I combined my run with Crystal Geyser, but I ran it in reverse (towards Moab). It felt like a western Colorado trail to me as it didn’t really have the famous slick rock of the Moab area, but it had great views, unique scenery, and variety of terrain. The Dee Pass climb was definitely the toughest part, but there are easier lines available and my friend in a KL Cherokee (with 2in lift) made it look easy. I think having good driver skills helps here, but if you watch my video, you’ll see that even someone driving poorly (me) can get through it. I hope you check this trail out as it really is a great one!
Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the Trailsoffroad.com community furthers that goal as well.
A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg