Drive Your Own Adventure
Barlow Adventures of Moab, Utah rents new, top-of-the-line Jeep Wrangler Rubicons for exploring the breathtaking high desert scenery of America's canyonlands. Our outstanding and experienced staff can help prepare you for a fun, safe, and enjoyable excursion by providing trail maps, driving tips, area information, and operating instructions. Whether you are new to Jeeps and unpaved roads, or an experienced 4-wheeler, Barlow Adventures will help you plan your excursion for maximum enjoyment.
Moab is the undisputed Jeeping capital of the world! Whether you choose to strike out on your own, or tag-along with one of our experienced pro guides, a custom-built Barlow Adventures Jeep can get you out there and back in comfort, safety and style.
Moab winter hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day, open Friday-Saturday 24th-25th. November 26 - February 12, open by appointment only.
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Moab Winter Special!
Short on time to take advantage of the 24-hour rental? Get the most of your day with our 8-hour winter special!
Winter special: 8-hour rental $295
Available dates: November 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018.
Moab Jeep Rental Rates & Policies
Full-Day Rental (up to 24 hours)
Enjoy a wide range of available trails with time to explore!
2-door or 4-door: $295/Jeep
3-day specials starting at $576/Jeep. Blackout dates apply.
7-day specials starting at $980/Jeep. Blackout dates apply.
$500 credit card hold required on reservations made less than 48 hours in advance.
Please note that special rates and policies apply during Easter Jeep Safari. Visit our Easter Jeep Safari page for complete details on this extremely popular event.
Renters must meet certain requirements and bring the proper documents with them to pick up the Jeep:
- Valid driver’s license (25 years or older)
- Credit card in same name as driver's license
- Proof of full coverage automobile insurance
- Any additional drivers need driver's license and proof of full coverage automobile insurance
- Yes, you can pay cash, but we still need to authorize a valid credit card
Barlow Adventures does not sell collision damage coverage or insurance. With most insurance companies in most states, if you carry a “full coverage” auto policy on your own vehicle, it covers you in any vehicle you are driving, including rental cars. This is the “collision” or “comprehensive” part of your policy.
You do not need an item on your policy that indicates "rental car coverage" which typically means that you have purchased coverage that will pay for your rental car if you wreck your own car. It is your "collision" or "comprehensive" coverage that covers you as a driver in any vehicle you are operating, including a Barlow Jeep.
You may add additional drivers to the rental contract—there is no additional fee. Additional drivers must also present their driver’s license(s).
For our European Union travelers: CDW and LDW auto insurance coverage may be purchased through: www.icarhireinsurance.com
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about these requirements or anything else.
Included With Your Rental
Trail maps, driving instructions, and cleaning included (cleaning fees may apply for excessive mud/dirt/pet hair). Barlow’s experienced staff can help you plan your trip to maximize your time, interests, and safety.
- Detailed trail maps and smart phone nav options
- Driving tips, seasonal recommendations, and advice on any aspects of your trip to the Greater Canyonlands region
- New, top of the line Jeep Wrangler Rubicons, modified to comfortably handle the rugged backcountry of Utah
- Suspension lifts, professionally installed top of the line systems
- 34-35” heavy-duty offroad tires
- Extra undercarriage armor
- Air conditioning, automatic transmission, satellite radio
- Floor mats for comfort and no worries for dirty feet
- Hard tops or soft tops available
- Children and pets welcome (leashes required on most trails for pets)
Moab, Utah (pronounced: MO-ab) is a small town with a population of just over 5,000. Located on the Colorado River in scenic Grand County, the town itself has a long and storied history. Mormon settlers, prospectors, cowboys, Indians, outlaws, and speculators all played colorful roles in the boom and bust cycles of the region. A permanent settlement was established in 1878 and the town of Moab incorporated in 1902. Known as the "Uranium Capitol of the World" during the 1950s, prospectors and miners created a network of backcountry roads and trails which are now used for recreation by mountain biker's and Jeepers. Moab is surrounded by unparralled natural wonders, with the mighty Colorado River running along its northern edge, and both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks on its doorstep.
The backcountry around Moab, Utah is interlaced with a vast network of unpaved backroads. Some are mild and relatively easy while others offer heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat 4WD excitement. It's a big country, where you'll find sand, slick-rock, broken talus, impossibly steep climbs, hair-raising descents, cliff-hanging ledges, hundred-mile views, native rock-art, dinosaur tracks, and, just for fun, the occasional patch of quicksand!
Moab is a great place to 4-wheel, with a wide variety of terrain to suit just about every skill level. This is mostly rock-crawling on slick-rock sandstone with some loose sand and ledges thrown in for good measure. The views are spectacular from just about everywhere and every trail has its own set of challenges and rewards. Some Moab trails are fine to explore on your own while others might require an experienced guide.
Our Moab Adventures are open to 4x4 drivers of all skill levels. Our expert guides and instructors will bring you through with both ego and vehicle intact. Slow and careful is the rule and safety is our goal.
The weather in Moab can be as varied as the landscape. Differences in elevation can make the valley floors 20º F warmer than the high plateaus. Winter snowfalls in the higher country can be deep, while the lower elevations near the river remain dry and mild. Summer temperatures are often above 100º F. Spring and Fall are the mildest seasons, though early spring can be wet, cold and windy. Always check the local forecast before setting out.
Hone your 4-wheeling skills in the red rock capital of adventure! Our pro guides provide tag-along trips where YOU drive and follow them. Benefit from an expert to help you navigate while you gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty and history of this amazing area.
Barlow Adventures offers custom 4WD guided trips and pre-scheduled multi-day group trips. Check the calendar below for scheduled trip availability, or call our Moab location to book a guide for a custom adventure. Either way, you'll have the option to rent a custom built Barlow Jeep or to bring your own rig!
Getting to Moab
Driving into Moab from the east or west is relatively straightforward as the town straddles US 191 south of Interstate 70. The nearest large airport is in Grand Junction, CO, but it is also possible to fly directly into Moab. Rental cars are available at all airports. Driving times:
- Grand Junction (GJT): 1 hour, 45 minutes
- Salt Lake City (SLC): 4 hours
- Denver (DEN): 5.5 hours
- Las Vegas (LAS): 6.5 hours
- Phoenix (PHX): 7.5 hours
Coming from the south is both incredibly scenic and a little complicated, with a long drive across the Navajo Reservation and through famous Monument Valley.
Packing for Moab
If you book a guided trip with Barlow's, detailed itineraries and equipment lists are provided to all guests, with some variations due to season and type of trip. Below is our basic recommended list of clothing, supplies and equipment.
- Pants (shorts optional)
- Sweater, light jacket (expect 50-degree mornings and 90-degree middays)
- Hiking boots or tough athletic shoes—no flip flops or spike heels on trail!
- Breathable, okay-to-get-dirty clothing is best
- Sunscreen & Chapstick
- Water (one gallon per person per day is a good guideline)
- Food (lunch each day, plus snacks—at least 1 each sweet, salty, & protein)
- Any medication that you must take daily—good idea to carry it on trail
- Orange juice or high-C beverages to help with the dry altitude effects
- Ziplock bags to pack out your TP and trash
- Folding chairs or something to sit on, if rocks are not acceptable
If you are taking your own vehicle on a guided trip with us, please see pour recommendations for safety and repair gear on our Moab Guided Trips page.