It’s time for some Moab off road adventure!
Moab, Utah is known for it’s off road adventures. You want to test your off road vehicle? Go to Moab.
Fortunately, we used someone else’s off road vehicle by renting UTVs (Utility Terrain Vehicle – also known as side-by-side) and going on a guided off road adventure through Onion Creek.
Moab Off Road
Off roading in the Moab area takes you through intense terrain that can vary from dry rock to wet creek beds. Rocks, ledges, cliffs, and deep water can all take your ATV for a ride and put the operators in danger in a hurry.
One issue we encountered during our Moab off road adventure included a two-way trail that only had room for one vehicle. We nearly ran into oncoming traffic with no where to go, but down!
Nonetheless, with just a little caution, you can have an amazing time going off road in the Moab area.
Moab Off Road Review
Our Moab off road experience was phenomenal! Our only complaint was that it was too short. The Onion Creek wilderness area took us through over 20 creek crossings.
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After crossing all this water, we finished with a little dirty and wet laundry. 🙂
The trail took us up and away from the creek to a broad vista overlooking the Moab desert.
You had to be over 16 to drive the UTV, so Kelly did not get to drive, but he sure wanted to give it a try!
Of course, going up the whole way out meant the return was all down hill.
We had a great time exploring the Moab off road scene with the safety and knowledge of a tour group.
I would highly recommend that you have at least some off road driving/riding experience. I’ve raced motorcycles off road, Jeeps off road, and currently go off road for hunting on a fairly regular basis. Even with all this experience, there were challenging aspects of the adventure. A younger pair of guests actually crashed their UTV when the creek water “pushed” them into a rock wall. When in doubt, use caution going off road.