Trail Ratings

The following ratings are for Moab area roads in dry conditions. The effect of snow or rain varies greatly depending upon the altitude of the roads and the type of soil the bed consists of.

Driver Beware!  Some trail ratings have been modified for the goneMOAB event.

By The Red Rock 4 Wheelers Club


LIGHT GREEN
4×4 Experience: Novice
Armor: None Needed
Min Tire Size: Stock
Lockers: None Needed
County dirt road maintained for high clearance 2WD and 4WD use in adverse conditions.

DARK GREEN
4×4 Experience: Novice
Armor: None Needed
Min Tire Size: Stock
Lockers: None Needed
County dirt road with infrequent or light maintenance after rain or snow, 2WD high clearance with low gears, otherwise light duty 4WD.

LIGHT BLUE
4×4 Experience: Novice
Armor: None Needed
Min Tire Size: Stock
Lockers: None Needed
Road with frequent use, but seldom maintained. Dirt, sand and slick rock surfaces, with mud holes possible (note: maybe impassable when wet due to soil composition.). 4WD recommended under most circumstances due to ruts or wash erosion.

DARK BLUE
4×4 Experience: Novice
Armor: Sliders Suggested
Min Tire Size: 31”
Lockers: None Needed
Road surface consisting of loose rock, dirt, and sand with some slickrock surfaces. Erosion, washes, gulches and rock steps no higher than 12″. 4WD is recommended with good ground clearance and driving skills. Aggressive tires and limited slip would be a plus. Water and mud is possible.

LIGHT RED
4×4 Experience: Moderate
Armor: Sliders Suggested
Min Tire Size: 32”
Lockers: None Needed
Road surfaces are rutted, rocky and sandy with steps not exceeding 14″, with considerable slickrock surfaces. Water not exceeding 12″ with some mud possible. Good vehicle approach and departure angles are helpful.

DARK RED
4×4 Experience: Moderate
Armor: Sliders, Skids Suggested
Min Tire Size: 33”
Lockers: Rear Suggested
Roads are difficult with considerable erosion damage repaired just enough to be passable. Water in excess of 12″ is possible with mud conditions. Steps not exceeding 24″.  A winch in the group would be a plus. Enhanced suspension travel and ground clearance are helpful.

GRAY
4×4 Experience: Experienced
Armor: Sliders, Skids Suggested, Solid Axle Up Front Suggested
Min Tire Size: 33”
Lockers: R-Required F-Suggested
Trail consists of rock; sand and considerable slickrock with many steps exceeding 24″. Steep inclines and declines are prevalent. Enhanced off road equipment is required tall tires, maximum vehicle ground clearance, and tow hooks. A winch is desirable. Vehicle mechanical or body damage is likely. Roll over possibilities exist.

GRAY (Non Bypassing Obsactles)
4×4 Experience: Experienced
Armor: Well Armored, Front Solid Axle Required
Min Tire Size: 35”
Lockers: R-Required F-Required
Extreme trail similar to #7 except a bit more extreme. Excellent driving skills are required. Vehicle damage is likely. Equipment or mechanical damage is probable.

BLACK
4×4 Experience: Very Experienced
Armor: Expect Damage, Front Solid Axle Required
Min Tire Size: 36”
Lockers: R-Required F-Required
Extreme and beyond, similar to #8. Vehicle damage is likely. Excellent driving skills are required. Roll over is very common. Winches, spare parts and tools are recommended. Be prepared to spend the night on the trail. Beyond the capability of most modified stock vehicles.

BLACK (Drive up cliffs!)
4×4 Experience: Very Experienced
Armor: Do you really care now?! Probably a full cage/Buggy setup. Front Solid Axle Required
Min Tire Size: 36”
Lockers: R-Required F-Required
Let the carnage begin! Buggy territory. Street driven 4X4’s should not attempt this trail. Modified factory vehicles will not be able to complete this trail.