The Road to Adventure
The awe-inspiring canyon country 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, and most trails are by-products of the 1950's uranium boom, today re-purposed as recreational trails. Here 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. It would take a lifetime to explore every crooked mile of these trails - a worthy goal - but here we describe just a few of our favorites, the trails most likely to be explored on a Barlow Adventures trip.
Recommended Moab Trails
Fins N Things
Fins is a classic Moab red rock trail - or rather network of looping trails located just outside downtown Moab in the Sand Flats Recreation Area (fee required). Here we cover some of the key points of 4-wheeling and vehicle dynamics. Climb up and down steep red rock fins, with a few ledges and sandy spots. With great views of the snow-capped La Sal Mountains this is a perfect introduction to Moab 4-wheeling!
Sevenmile Rim is a big favorite of ours. This trail offers everything: views, rocks, arches, views, ledges, sand, and views. Stock rigs can negotiate this trail with some challenge, but even built rigs will have fun, too. About 30 miles roundtrip from town.
One of Moab’s most famous Jeep trails with a variety of obstacles amid the surreal landscape of Poison Spider Mesa. This trail boasts a number of fascinating viewpoints, geological wonders, and non-stop fun. Some of the named obstacles include “The Waterfall” and “The Wedgie." About 20 miles roundtrip from town.
This is the quintessential Moab slickrock Jeep trail. Like driving on waves of red sandstone, with the gorgeous La Sal Mountains for a backdrop, this is a non-stop slow-motion rollercoaster ride (though the trail doesn't stop, you will frequently for views and obstacles)! Some of the more famous named obstacles include “Hot Tubs”, “Dragon’s Tail” and “Tipover Challenge." Located in the Sand Flats Recreation Area (fee required), about 15 miles roundtrip from town.
To get the most out of your trip, you may want to book one of our experienced backcountry guides, and some Moab trails are rated for use with "Guide Only." A Barlow Adventures guide is required for use of our Jeeps on the following trails:
- Poison Spider
- Moab Rim
- Metal Masher
- Rose Garden Hill
- Flat Iron Mesa
We want you to have fun, but be aware that use of our equipment is at your own risk and renters are responsible for their own safety and for vehicle damage. Due to safety concerns and the high probability of damage, we DO NOT recommend using Barlow Jeeps on the following trails:
- Pritchett Canyon
- Behind the Rocks
- Golden Spike
- Kane Creek Canyon
- Rusty Nail
- Area BFE (private land)
Please select a pick-up location and Jeep type
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: $325/Jeep
Daily specials starting at $225! Call store for details: (435) 259-3195
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)