Desert Rats Trail Rides

Come enjoy 4 days with Trail Hero and Desert Roads And Trails Society, the local experts to Southern Utah's trail system. Widely known for their charity event "Winter 4x4 Jamboree" every January, the Desert RATS have become an amazing sport ambassador with outstanding guide knowledge and experience on all the local trails. Trail difficulty ranges on a full scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being set up for stock 4 wheel drive vehicles. For example, participants can enjoy a day or night trip all off-road to the Grand Canyon (Tuweep Rated 1) all the way to the extreme trails (Sandthrax, Dekleined, etc Rated 10). All 4 days, as many as 27 trails per day, and 81 trails throughout the week; there is something for everyone. Below is a list of our Trail System and the ratings to help you decide which is best for you.

The best part is: Every participant has the ability to download Trail Hero's entire trail system on their smartphone via CartoTracks cool App. Our Trail Maps will be released in the days preluding the event and will help guide all participants as they travel the trails, making sure all riders know what and where the proper trail is.  

All participants will need to bring food and water for the day as well as a trash bag and supplies you may need throughout the day. We have a strict "Stay the Trail" policy so that we Tread Lightly. We also require everyone to pack out what they packed in to keep our trails and environment clean and free of debris. Our rating system is the same widely recognized trail rating system used industry wide and follows the below guidelines:

Mild Trails
Our Mild Trail selection starts out at the rating of a 1 and reaches as high as 3. Generally speaking the trail rating is based off vehicles with Small Lift or off-road package, 29″-31″ Tires, No Lockers Needed. These trails generally don’t offer the ability to incur body damage and require relatively low experience needed. A fun casual off-road drive would best describe the level of rating. These Trail Names Are: Tuweep Day (1), Tuweep Overnight (1), Toquerville Falls (2), Toquerville Overnight (2), West Rim Lite (2), Voyeur Trail (3), East Rim Trail (3), and the Honeymoon Trail (3). 

Moderate Trails
Moderate Trails have a ranking from 4-6 and are generally for vehicles with 33″-35″ tires, limited slip or one locker in their differentials, both front and rear locked preferred. Vehicles should be equipped with a hard top and/or roll cage and a winch if possible. Trails start to get difficult and test the driver and spotter’s skill in navigation. This is a good start to get familiar with the vehicles dimensions as well as to start tapping into the vehicle and drivers capability to work with each other. These Trail Names are: West Rim Trail (4), Milt's Mile Lite (4), a new trail called "Nephi Twist" (5), Plan B (6), Milt's Mile (6), and Slip Lock Gultch (6). 

Difficult Trails
Difficult rated trails generally have more demanding terrain and therefore require better equipment to conquer the terrain more effortlessly. Vehicles need to have lockers front and rear, tires ranging from 37-40 with very skilled drivers able to finish easier trails with 35″ tires. Difficulty Ratings are roughly 7-8. Body damage may occur and vehicles should be outfitted with Body protection, Hydrolic assist steering, beadlock wheels, Winch, safety gear, and recovery equipment. Properly built Roll Cages Mandatory. These Trail Names are: Double Sammi (7), John's Trail (7), Plan B NIght Run (7), a new trail called "Triple 7's" (7), RazorBack (7), TNT (8), Renegade (8), Front Range (8), and the famed The Maze (8). 

Buggy Trails
Buggy Trails are the most difficult trails that Trail Hero will offer during the week. These trails are for highly skilled drivers looking for extremely challenging terrain. Roll overs and broken parts can be expected so participants will need all the proper safety gear as well as have the expectation that body damage is immanent.  Lockers, Hydro Assist to full hydro, beadlocks, heavy duty axles, 37″ and up size tires, winch with recovery gear, are mandatory, while a 5 point harness should be highly considered. Use of helmets is also high advised. The completion of these trails will test both drivers and equipment to their limits, sometimes leaving both bruised and vehicles broken. These Trail Names are: Chain Reaction (9), Joint Effort (9), Nasty Half (9), Chutes and Ladders (9), Arrowhead (10), DeKleined (10), Sandthrax (10), and the new trail called "R&R" (12).

Trails Offered throughout Trail Hero have population limits. Once trails are full, they will become unavailable for additional participation, so Register today!