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Re: Headed to Moab - Need input!

I did Fins and Things again this spring in my WK2 - had a couple scrape points, but rock rails took care of those - wish I had aired down my tires a bit more, but came through it just fine. Fun trail with a couple grab and hold on moments....
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Re: Headed to Moab - Need input!

My gf and I went out for EJS in a rental 2013 Wrangler with a 2.5" lift and 33 in. tires. We were amazed with the Wrangler, it drove through everything!! We did Dome Plateau, Chicken Corners and Top of the World. I would definitely do Chicken Corners (which is rated 2 on a scale to 7) in a WK2. You could probably get through Dome Plateau (4 of 7) and Top of the World (5 of 7) with QL and aired down a bit. Top of the world can get a bit rough at points but you can go around some of the difficult obstacles. Top of the World was our favorite trail though, the view at the end is 100% worth it. I'll try to get some pics up tomorrow. If you don't want to take the WK2 on some of the tougher stuff I can refer you to Canyonlands Jeep Adventures and you'll get a bit of a discount.
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Re: Headed to Moab - Need input!

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Yup, Gemini bridges and Shafer switchbacks (saw set of lone ranger) are good trails. The guy that did the Wells book did Fins and Things in a grand cherokee. When I went I still had a JK Unlimited so Gemini and Shafer were easy, but Fins had parts that need good approach and departure angles.

Moab is the coolest place I have ever been. I can't wait to go back the WK2.

Now I have some questions for you. Any good trails near Denver? I have family near there and travel there relatively often. Over Memorial Day we are spending about a week in Salida, any recommendations near there? Will the weather be good for trails?

Keep in mind that I have the 20" Fortera tires and no rock rails (Altitude model, stock). Not sure how much they should be aired down. Probably not interested in anything as technical/difficult as Fins and Things, but Gemini and Schafer don't look too shabby.

What else did you do in Moab that made it awesome? We plan on some hiking at Arches National Park while there (Fiery Furnace, delicate arch, etc). Any suggestions?

Trails near Denver - I've only done a few so far (Loch Lomond, Mill Creek Road Vail, and a couple little dirt trails that don't even have names). Some that I know other WK2's have hit and I'm planning to hit this summer:

Bill Moore Lake
Argentine Pass
McClellan Mountain
Slaughterhouse Gulch
Keystone Gulch
Crystal Lakes (this is a 4 ranking, not sure if too difficult for stock WK2)
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Re: Headed to Moab - Need input!

I dont really remember the names of the hiking trails we did other than delicate arch. We did most of the ones in arches and went over to canyonlands. Given how hot it was when we were there we didnt really do any long hikes, but rather did a bunch of 1-4 miles hikes. In canyonlands we would do a hike, then drive a short ways and then do another and repeated that.

The people at the visitor centers knew plenty of info and while at our hotel we looked up trails online and then went to the visitor centers to confirm which ones we wanted to do. We stayed in Moab so it was nice never really having to drive very far to do anything.

I agree on not wanting to do fins and things. I am sure your vehicle could do it, but not without some scraping. You could always rent a wrangler or go with a guide and they drive on some crazy trail in a hummer or wrangler. If you dont want to get the wells book, then check traildamage.com for trails. Although I am not sure where the WK2 stacks up on the rating scale.


Good question on how much air to take out of the forteras, I'm not so sure myself.
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Re: Headed to Moab - Need input!

>>What else did you do in Moab that made it awesome?

Well it may be obvious but it's one of the best places in the world to mountain bike. I go there at least once a year and honestly I can't tell you one place to hike or jeep but the riding is awesome. Of course like Jeep trail, match the trail with your ability and experience.

Beyond that there is plenty to just see that people come from all over the world just to look at the arches, valley's, etc...
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