Jax Trax

Total Miles
16.9

Elevation

1,964.49 ft

Duration

5 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Expect steep climbs, ridges, valleys, tight brush and beautiful views on this route in the Cameo Cliffs Area (i.e. Hook & Ladder Area). ATVs are most common, but the trail is okay for experienced UTV and Jeep drivers. ATVs and UTVs will have the option to extend the length of their ride. Jax Trax is now part of the Easter Jeep Safari.

Photos of Jax Trax

Jax Trax
Jax Trax
Jax Trax

Difficulty

Difficult. Steep and ledgy in several places. El Diablo is extremely steep going up and down, but otherwise has no obstacles. Narrow in places with tight, scratchy brush. Aggressive, stock, high-clearance 4x4 SUVs can do it with experienced driver, but expect pinstriping or even a scratch or two.

History

The Red Rock 4-Wheelers chose the name of this trail to honor the late Jack Bickers, former member, pioneer backcountry explorer and author of numerous Moab maps and guidebooks. FunTreks has many of his books (now out of print).

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Travis Hoops
Apr 14, 2024
2012 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal
The guided version bypasses the most significant obstacle of the trail - El Diablo! At about 11.1 miles, the actual trail goes straight east and climbs a two-step 30%-ish incline (El Diablo). The guided version takes the bypass around El Diablo and its subsequent descent. I have the track recording (and video), if needed. After the first 3 miles of pasture, this trail has a little bit of everything in the Moab area - dirt, sand, loose rock, and slick rock. It's not the hardest of most technical trail, but it's a perfect warm up and has amazing views of the La Sal Mountains to the north, the Abajo Mountains to the south, and the Henry Mountains to the west.
Jeff Kreutzer
Apr 04, 2023
4x4
Open

Access Description

On Highway 191, head south from Moab 29 miles, or north from Monticello 24 miles. Turn east on paved Steen(s) Road, C.R. 114. Go east 1.2 miles and turn left into Hook & Ladder Staging Area.

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