My Trail Reviews (14)
(within last 6 months)
Trail in great shape and challenged everything the Jeep JKU Sahara with 2.5” on 35’s had to give. Rock rails and absolute must and now I know the sounds of using them over and over and over again. We ran the trail West to East. The middle rock garden is by far the most craziest crawling the Jeep has seen. But made it through with no damage, I’d say go over the rocks and trust your rig. The pictures don’t really give the perspective, the rocks are massive and slippery (definitely water for us). Jeep owners, don’t forget to download the badge of honor app and check in at the start of the trail! Can’t thank the Toxicos off road team for letting me run the trails with them. I can see why this trail is considered epic, you will too. If you consider running it with a rig like mine, take a spotter, you will use reverse (lots) to reposition, but must have strong rock rails, drag link and steering arm and confident control of potentially bad outcomes. I’d say for me the big break kit on front and back helps ease off the boulders. Good times had by all!
Trail in great shape and definitely the challenge you might be looking for. The 2007 Jeep JKU Sahara 2.5” lift over 35’s continued to perform well. Rock rails absolutely did their job and we did everything the 5.5” 37’s did in front of us. Every waterfall and rock crawl. Ran the trail West to East on the way to Holcomb Creek. I was very happy to meet up with the crew from Taxicos Off Road, great group and helped with the right lines. I slipped to the right on the first waterfall, and backing down got a little tipsy, the guys hung on a gave me confidence and was able to slip around and the tires eventually got traction and up we went, big smile and set the tone for the rest of the day.
I'd call this pink jeep trail, because of all the pink jeeps everywhere along the path and the point at the end. But do it, this is great trail and if the pink jeep can do so can you! There were a couple of crazy decents but all the steep climbs were a piece of cake after just coming from Moab. Great views from the point and a nice tight windy trail through the trees and rocks. A total must do if you are in Sadona.
Fun little trail, I registered for the pass and the gate code a few weeks in advance, so it was kind of fun just driving up to the gate like we owned the place while everyone else was waiting for parking. I did air down, but did not have any dificulty on this short tight trail. The 2007 JKU with 35's under a 2 1/2" lift did not skip a beat.
Way cool. The 2007 JKU on 35's sitting under 2 1/2" lift did very well. I did not try Hell's Gate or the Hot Tubs, but if I ever go back in a group maybe the peer pressure and assurance of some recovery assistance would give me the currage. The jeep did great on all the other obsticles, a few chirps on some of the harder ones and a back up with a little momentum over one rock wall and that was the extent of the dificulty. Now I'm glad I have the big break kit, because the back side of this trail is rocky with some drop off's that I really needed to ease down. I saw a couple guys in front hit hard on few that made me pucker. But the old JKU did just fine, nice and easy, I did use the rock rails once and the back smittybuilt bumber with the tire carrier did scrape on 2 decents. I'd say I had to concetrate alot more in this last section than any other part of the trail.
First trip to Moab, so I had to do this trail. 2007 JKU, 35's under a 2 1/2" lift. Handled every hard line without dificulty. It's crazy how much traction you get on the rock. I only aired down to about 17 psi and really only heard one small chirp. This trail gives you confidence to try everything else. I ended up following 2 jeeps for rent 2020 Rubicons on 37's with lift (definately had a little jeep envy going on). The guys say they rented them for $350 a day. Seemed like a pretty good deal, but not a sweet as the old JKU still crawling just fine :)
What a great trail with tons to see. Don't miss the turn off at the bottom of the hill off the highway. We parked the RV trailering the jeep down the dirt road and to the left. There was a nice spot to turn arround. The trail weaves arround the sage brush and through the creek bed, nothing too soft. Saw a few Razor's out there, but we had fun in the 2007 JKU. Old traiding post site, ruins, wagon train route (with insiping inscription at the top), and the petroglyph wall. Lots to see and a few signs to read. Tottally the best on a whim little trail ever with great sights to see.
Just a drive on some dirt roads, then Pow!! What a view of the world :) Totally worth the trip from monument valley!
Nice drive, great vista's and views, don't miss the slot canyon and waterall. Easily climb up the left side and then it keeps going to to the right, and going, and going. The water tank (turned train look-a-like) was nice stop. Definately have to get out of the jeep and move the gates quite a few times. Follow the GPX, there are quite a few criss crossing trails up there.
Ran it from West to East, took all the options with the exception of the second hill (very wet a muddy, my trail partner could not get any traction so we just went arround). Every other option was in great shape. The 2007 JKU 2.5" on 35's did it all, with just a few slips, a few rock rail slides, and some choice lines. The first little fun hill has lots of options so we did them all. The most difficult was the far left with a 3' wall in the middle of the climb, needed to inch to the left even more and made it over with the right front tire flying in the air. Most of the optional spots are on the left going up to the summit, then on the way down most options go to the right. By far the hardest hill was the last one heading out to the 138. As I ran W to E I went down it and few spots I was thinking what did I get myself into :), but just added to the fun. I'm glad for the upgraded teraflex breaks, the jeep felt in control while I was dropping off some required boulders. We were pretty late in the day, so not sure of the edicate here, but you would not want to meet anyone on this hill going the oppsite direction as you. Next time maybe I'll try running it East to West or drive arround then go back up in the East to West direction.
Trail in great shape, gate keeper far right line shold be a nice for most, far left was lose with some big holes that gave quite a few trucks and 4 runners problems. Took all the hard lines except for the middle climb on Hill 3, had to back down, could not get past the big hole at 90% top, left side was no problem. Quite a few clubs out there on Sunday, so we waited a few times, but it fun to see others struggle my JKU just charge right through :) Continued on The Pilot Rock Trail taking all off shoots to the right with the exception of one pretty cool rock garden (Next time - maybe :). Enjoy the trail, you will be entertained!
Trail in good shape. I ran this twice over with a day between to try out some new lights for the JKU :). First trip, shift cable snapped out of the bushing at the bottom, I snapped it back in (should have went home, but..) and ran to the top without airing down and in 4WH in Drive. At the top just before the campground (Nice room for quite a few 4x4, Tents, and people), ran into someone coming down, when trying to move to the side, shift cable bushing completely let go (luckily, I was over enough to let others by). By this time complete dark (lights working great!) I ended up zip tieing the cable to the trans shift arm. The bush fix allowed me to start in neutral and have reverse and drive (lots of slop with the shifter in Park and 1). It was enough to get up the 100' to the top, turn arround and make it home. Next day got the bushing from Autozone (Dorman 14055 Automatic Transmission Shift Cable Bushing). Second trip let the wife drive (she was not with me on the first trip). Aired down this time (way smoother!!), she motored right up until we caught up to a few trucks. It got a little lose towards the top and a they were having some difficulty. The first two made it, but I ended up towing the third (open diff) up the top (about 1/2 mile or so). Love it when the JK helps out the trucks! But the trail is all good, no lockers on my JKU and no problem, but the trucks definately had issues. Navigate some pretty big holes and the right line will get you up no problem.
Wow!! This is a great trail full of great challenges and requires the right line of attack at quite a few places. We made it to the top in our 2007 JKU, no lockers, sway bar disconnect, 33” tires on a 2.5” lift. But it was a challenge, which is what we wanted :). My stock slider step saved us as we slipped off a rock and into another (tube sliders on order!) so no body damage, but could easily have gone from bad to worse. I’d say airing down was absolutely required and really allowed the Jeep to grab on to some of the larger boulders. Great memory and highly recommend.
Trail was in excellent condition and easy to follow. Took this over to the Miller Jeep Trail. There were lots of fellow Jeep’s doing it solo and few large groups. I aired down at the beginning of the trail and there were not any spots that were difficult.