Utah is arguably one of the most beautiful states in America and one of the best 4×4 destinations. The beehive state is in fact so well known for it’s slick rock trails that there is a Jeep Edition named for the city of Moab. The state features five of the Great National Parks including Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Canyonlands and Arches all of which are located in the southern section of the state and part of the Colorado River System. A combination of 4×4 trails, scenery, wild life, and history makes Utah one of the absolute best places to take your 4×4.
The state has a deep and rich history, starting with the Native American Ute Tribes, Spanish explorers in the 1540’s, and the Mormon expansion in the 1800’s when they traveled west and settled the area seeking religious freedom.
The state of Utah offers a lot to the back-county and expedition traveler. Stunning view, history, 4×4 trails, slick rock, lakes, rivers and slot canyons offer the best outdoor experience there can be found. But this is just my opinion.
Utah 4×4 Destinations and Trailmap
Located in Capital Reef National Park, the Cathedral Valley District of Capitol Reef National Park is open all year and…Continue reading »
Hole in the Rock
Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hole in the Rock trail is an old Mormon trail that…Continue reading »
An old cattle trail which will test your nerve, as you descend down into the canyons of Canyonlands National Park.…Continue reading »
Valley of the Gods
Valley of the Gods is a beautiful sandstone valley and located in the South East corner of Utah near Mexican…Continue reading »
White Rim Trail
The White Rim Trail is Canyonlands National Park is a 100 mile back country 4x4 trail that follows an strata…Continue reading »
Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia)
The Joshua Tree was named for the biblical character by the Mormon Setters as they crossed the Mojave Desert in…Continue reading »
Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva)
Blown by wind, and ravaged by time, the Bristlecone pine tree is a silent sentinel of the White Mountains in…Continue reading »
Beavertail Prickly Pear (opuntia basilaris)
[caption id="attachment_1831" align="alignright" width="512"] Beavertail Prickly Pear. Photograph by James L Rathbun[/caption] The Beavertail Prickly Pear cactus (opuntia basilaris) is…Continue reading »
Spreading Phlox ( Phlox diffusa )
Spreading Phlox ( Phlox diffusa ) is a perennial shrub with small needle like leaves. This is a small white…Continue reading »
Desert Marigolds (Baileya multiradiata)
Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata) are an abundant and well distributed flower across the desert south west. The bright yellow…Continue reading »