Pritchett Canyon

5/5 (5 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 05/03/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Probably one of the most recognized names in the off-road community, Pritchett Canyon is the trail of all trails. It is full of insane and epic rock crawling challenges. This offroad trail is going to test even the most experienced drivers and built machines. Thus if you are looking for an epic trail, love body damage and breaking, something that only a few can say they have done, and want to push your rig or buggy to its extreme, think no further then Pritchett canyon near Moab, Utah.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

The trail follows the canyon and is narrow in areas with many large obstacles. It is common for large ledges, off-camber turns, and insane hill climbs. Only the most experienced and built rigs should try this trail. Some groups prefer to run up to the end of the trail and then head back down while others continue out through Behind The Rocks. This is a decision you will need to make as you work your way through the trail. The trail does get much harder as you near the end of Pritchett Canyon, thus be prepared for that. Please note: If you feel the trail is getting too hard for you or your vehicle, the best thing to do is turn around since it only gets harder as you continue on. Please don't be afraid to take any bypasses or use any winch points.
Because of the way the trail is, flash flood risk is a possibility.

Trail Reviews

5/5 (5 reviews)
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
76550
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A number of the trails have changed substantially over the past year or two due to erosion. Lines have changed and rocks have moved, but overall the difficulty is still the same.
Trail Review: Pritchett Canyon - Ryan Boudreau
Trail Review: Pritchett Canyon - Ryan Boudreau
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Marcus Trusty
Official Crew
27350
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Spectacular day on Pritchett. Weather was gorgeous, and there was quite a bit of traffic on the trail. Our group had a water pump issue, but otherwise made short work of all the obstacles.
Trail Review: Pritchett Canyon - Marcus Trusty
Trail Review: Pritchett Canyon - Marcus Trusty
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Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
76550
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/14/2020

Finally a clean run through this trail! 3rd time I've ran it and first time without winching. Took 13 LJs in and finished the main pritchett portion in 4.5hrs. Then of course the drive out through behind the rocks always takes forever!
Trail Review: Pritchett Canyon - Ryan Boudreau
Trail Review: Pritchett Canyon - Ryan Boudreau
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Josh Noesser
Official Crew
90900
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/12/2018

Wow, what a great trail. I love a good challenging hard trail with amazing scenery
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
76550
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/15/2017

What a great trail! If you don't have a very well built rig, and not prepared to damage it, this trail is not for you! We ran this as part of the 2017 Unlimited LJ Adventure the day after a massive flash flood filled the canyon. The warning at the start of this guide is no joke... the water lines were 10 feet high from the storm the day before. It was crazy! As for the trail though, the obstacles are such a blast. They will definitely challenge any rig like stated here. I have ran the trail several times and have winched in different locations each time. Hopefully I can clean it next time.
Trail Review: Pritchett Canyon - Ryan Boudreau
Trail Review: Pritchett Canyon - Ryan Boudreau
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