Will Thaler

Trail Reviews: 1500 points
Questions Answered: 0 points

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Off-Road Experience:
2-3 years
Off-Road Style:
Overlanding
My Garage:
  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler (4 door) (3.5" lift, 37" tires)
Husband, father, UPS driver, Chargers fan, Ducks fan, BYU fan. Don't mind seeing the Utes do well, just not against BYU. Used to play around with late 70's K5 Blazer's. Now I'm enjoying the Jeep. I like overlanding, rock crawling, water crossings, mud, snow, etc.

My Garage (1)

2014 Jeep Wrangler (4 door)

Lift Size: 3.5"
Tire Size: 37"

My Trail Reviews (13)

(within last 6 months)
Tower Arch (01/10/2021)
Great trail. Gets you away from crowds. We saw 3 other vehicles. Not a difficult trail but worth going to when in Arches. Snow and ice made it more fun. I imagine that with the crazy thunderstorms this area gets in the summer, this might be either fun in the deep sand or impassable.
Klondike Bluffs Escape via Baby Steps (01/10/2021)
A fun trail with switchbacks up and down. A couple off camber spots. We also used it as a connector from Klondike Bluffs to the Salt Valley Rd to access the Tower Arch area. Once you get passed the cabin headed east, the trail becomes very rocky and narrow. We did this with 3 day ish snow over most of the trail. I'm sure it's easier when it's dry and dusty. The snow adds a fun degree of difficulty. I think the rating is a bit low for when the conditions are not optimal. I guess that can be said for most trails. We did it in my jku and brothers '18 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. He was happy for all the skid plates in that thing.
Klondike Bluffs (01/10/2021)
Like others have said, it starts out a dirt road. Once it turns to the wash, the trail is pretty fun. I went through it after a 3 of 4 day snow. It was either snowy, icy or dry sand and rock. A fun mix. I downloaded the GPX and followed the route via another app (I really wish TrailsOffroad.com had an app with maps and the option to download these GPX to it). I high recommended following the GPX path. It can be easy in some spots to end up on the off the trail.
Salt Valley Road (01/10/2021)
Nothing special really except it'll connect you with some other fun trails. Could be slick with rain or snow. We used it as an exit going north to 191 after skiing other stuff.
Willow Springs Road (01/09/2021)
Easy trail. Great way to get into Arches. The only difficulty could be if there's a flash flood coming down the Courthouse Wash. That water and silty sand can get moving pretty good.
Fins and Things (01/09/2021)
Awesome trail. Great introduction to the slick rock. Can't wait to try out the others in the area!
Silver Dollar Mine (01/02/2021)
This road gets a good amount of snow. It had about 8 inches where other trails in the area 2 of 3. Probably really pretty colors on the trees in the fall
Homansville (Holmansville) Pass Road (01/02/2021)
If you go after it snows, that makes this and the surrounding trails really nice. Easy exploring
Little Moab/Chimney Rock Pass (01/02/2021)
Mainly a dirt road that'll connect you to other trails. Little Moab is always fun though, but usually crowded too.
East Tintic Mountain Exploratory Canyon Route (12/26/2020)
Very rough ride for most of it. Went through a few of the canyons. Those were way more scenic. A nice dumping of snow helps
Twelvemile Pass (12/26/2020)
Just a connector dirt road. A lot of ranchers moving cattle around
Elberta Slant Road (12/19/2020)
Fun little trail. Probably one of those trails you only do once, maybe twice to show someone else. A little narrow when you driving where the tracks were. Mostly just a dirt road.
Winter Solstice Road (11/22/2020)
This basically a bypass for rattlesnake. It'll end at the same mine tailings as rattlesnake does. From here you can explore as much or as little as you want of 5 mile pass. There's a few spots to have a little fun but it's basically a dirt road with some 6 inch rocks in spots.