CANYONS & MESAS
Four Wheeler|October 2021
Fifteen Jeeps explore Utah backcountry and encounter fun trails, stunning scenery, and prehistoric rock art
Ed Helmick
More dirt roads. More off-road fun. More spectacular scenery. This time in south-central Utah. The Moab Easter Jeep Safari crew is branching out and conducted a monthly trail ride in mid-May 2021 in the Green River, Utah, area. Red Rock 4-Wheelers Club President Mike Kelso said this area will become the site of an annual trail ride that’ll add to the variety of backcountry experiences the club offers its members and participants. Chosen trails for the ride were Black Dragon Canyon and Eagle Canyon in the San Rafael Swell region, about 65 highway miles northwest of Moab.

Fifteen Jeeps participated, two from Colorado, one from Arizona, and the rest from Utah. The group convened on a beautiful Saturday morning in Green River, Utah. The Black Dragon Canyon trail is 13 miles west on I-70 at Milepost 147. It’s a dirt road that provides unique uncontrolled access to I-70 in the San Rafael Swell. Once the caravan was off I-70 and on the dirt road everybody aired down and the fun began.

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