Jeep© Badge of Honor© Trails

 Guided Moab Jeep Tours

Within the city of Moab’s sphere of influence the Jeep© corporation Badge of Honor© program has nine designated trails.* The premise of the program is that you must be a Jeep© vehicle owner who has signed up for the program to qualify and earn Hard Badges for the successful completion of traversing specific trails.

The Moab-centric trails that are currently in the program are: Finns & Things, Hell’s Revenge, Top of the World, Poison Spider, Metal Masher, Cliffhanger, Steelbender, Elephant Hill*, and the infamous Pritchett Canyon.

Trail rating difficulty for the Jeep Badge of Honor program are as follows:

Finns & Things – level 4

Top of the World – level 5

Hell’s Revenge – level 6

Poison Spider – level 6

Steelbender – level 6

Metal Masher – level 8

Cliffhanger – level 8

Pritchett Canyon – level 9

Trail Rating Descriptions are described below. Please keep in mind that Moab Jeep Tours attempts to keep the trail ratings current, however weather and usage constantly alters the routes. Remember, turning back is usually an option as well.

County dirt road maintained for high clearance 2WD and 4WD use in adverse conditions.

County dirt road with infrequent or light maintenance after rain or snow, high clearance light duty 4WD required.

Trail consisting of loose rocks, dirt, and sand with some slickrock surfaces, mud holes possible, no steps higher than 12″. 4WD is required, aggressive tires a plus. Good driving skills are required.

Trail consisting of loose rock, dirt, and sand with some slickrock surfaces. Some erosion; washes, gulches and rock steps no higher than 18”. Tall tires (33″ plus) and limited slip would be a plus. 4WD is required. Enhanced suspension travel and good ground clearance is also required. Above average driving skills are required.

Trail surfaces are rutted, rocky and sandy with steps not exceeding 24”, with considerable slickrock surfaces. Water not exceeding 12” with some mud possible. 4WD, tall tires (35” plus) and traction adding device (lockers, limited slip) are required. A winch and full skid plate compliment would be a plus. Enhanced suspension travel and good ground clearance are also required. Excellent driving skills are required.

Trails are difficult with considerable erosion damage, loose rocks, dirt, and slickrock. Water in excess of 12” is possible with mud conditions. Steps not exceeding 36”. Steep inclines and declines are prevalent. Enhanced off road equipment is required including locking devices (front & rear), tall tires (35″ plus), maximum vehicle ground clearance, and tow hooks. A winch is desirable. Vehicle mechanical or body damage is likely. Skid plates are required. Roll over possibilities exist. Excellent driving skills are required. Spare parts and tools are recommended.

Trail consists of rock, sand and considerable slickrock with many steps exceeding 48”. Enhanced off road equipment is required including locking devices (front & rear), tall tires (35″ plus), maximum vehicle ground clearance, and tow hooks. A winch is desirable. Vehicle mechanical or body damage is likely. Skid plates are required. Roll over possibilities exist. Excellent driving skills are required. Spare parts and tools are recommended.

Extreme trail similar to a #7 Rating, except a bit more extreme. Same equipment required as #7. A winch is desirable. Vehicle mechanical or body damage is very likely. Skid plates are required. Roll over possibilities exist. Excellent driving skills are required. Spare parts and tools are recommended.

Extreme and beyond. The average well equipped trail rig will have great difficulty in completing this trail or will be entirely impassable.  Steps exceeding 60″. Steep inclines and declines with off camber sections are prevalent. Enhanced off road equipment is required including locking devices (front & rear), tall tires (37″ plus), maximum ground clearance, tow hooks, and a winch. Minimum wheelbase 100″. Vehicle mechanical or body damage is likely. Skid plates are required. Roll over is very common. Excellent driving skills are required. Spare parts and tools are recommended.

Buggy territory. Street driven 4X4’s should not attempt this trail. Modified factory vehicles will not be able to complete this trail.

     

Cost:

$225 Fins & Things

$295 Top of the World

$295 Hell’s Revenge

$295 Poison Spider

$395 Steelbender – 2 doors vehicles will have “issue” with the Dragon Tail section

$795 Metal Masher – due to the extremity of this trail we provide two guides and vehicles

$795 Cliffhanger – due to the extremity of this trail we provide two guides and vehicles

$795 Pritchett Canyon – due to the extremity of this trail we provide two guides and vehicles

Vehicle upgrades, driver experience, and skill is a large part of what is needed to enjoy the famed Moab trails. We reserve the right to refuse a guided tour in the event that we are not comfortable with the vehicle condition and driving skills being complimentary to the level of trail difficulty. As an example, Pritchett Canyon with a trail difficulty rating reaching level 9, and thus it is definitely not for everyone. We hope everyone on tour has a fun, safe, and return visit to enjoy everything great about visiting Moab.

Please keep in mind that we are not affiliated with the Jeep© corporation nor the Badge of Honor© program in any way, form, or capacity. Though, we do have the Guide Permit from the appropriate federal agency that licenses us to provide tours on the trails associated with the above program. For more information about the Badge of Honor© program visit the Jeep© corporation website at https://www.jeep.com/badge-of-honor.html

*Elephant Hill is a Badge of Honor© trail in the Canyonlands National Park Maze District located southwest of Moab. This trail requires a day use permit that has restrictions and conditions. Due to National Park concession permit limitations we do not offer guiding on this trail, but if you are interested check out this link: https://www.nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/needlesroads.htm

Reservations are required for these guided tours. For questions and reservations call 435-210-1020 or email info@moab.tours