by Matthew Scott

Each year the Rising Sun 4WD Club of Colorado holds Cruise Moab in the off-roader’s paradise of Moab, Utah. It has become known as the largest gathering of Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota 4×4 enthusiasts in the country. Attendees come each year from all over the world to not only four-wheel on the many trails in the Moab area, but also to hang-out, relax and sit around a campfire with like-minded members of the Toyota 4×4 community.  The three day event features guided trail runs, a popular vendor night, and the famous friday night raffle and award dinner.

Those who want to extend their Cruise Moab experience have a choice of two overnight trail runs this year, including the San Rafael Swell where last year participants even dragged a full bar and stage along with them on the trail. (Check it out below)

Repeating last year, the official headquarters for Cruise Moab will be at the Slickrock Campground in Moab, within walking distance to the raffle, dinner, and vendor night.

You can register for the event here. [link]

From the Cruise Moab website, here’s the official schedule:

Tuesday, April 30th

  • Setup
  • Kokopelli overnight run begins.

Wednesday, May 1

  • Vehicle safety inspection.
  • Registration and orientation.
  • San Rafael Swell overnight run begins.

Thursday, May 2

  • Guided trail runs: DAY 1
  • Vendor Night and slide show in the evening

Friday, May 3

  • Guided trail runs: DAY 2
  • The famous raffle & award dinner, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 4

  • Guided trail runs: DAY 3

Sunday, May 5

  • Cleanup and departure. [link]

Cruise Moab 2013: Dates and Registration is Now Open

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About the Author: Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a dedicated photographer, vintage car enthusiast, and regular contributor to Overland Journal. Growing up in Chicago in a family that valued “all things automotive” as much as exploring the region’s back roads, provided a solid platform for a career as an automotive journalist. He departed the Windy City in lieu of Prescott, Arizona, and the great open spaces and adventure opportunities of America’s Southwest. @matthewexplore