Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: San Diego, CA
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Re: Place to rent off road Jeeps?
In moab, there are 2 or 3 places. Do a search. I know one is called Faradays or something like that. I think moab would be the perfect place for such a trip. Unbelievable scenery. Dozens of trails within miles of the little town. Difficulty ranging from graded dirt road, to the most gnarly trails you've ever dreamed of rated 5 (Pritchett Canyon, Upper Helldorado, etc). You probably couldn't take a rented Jeep on the toughest trails, but you could do some good wheeling on their 4-4+ trails. The town is set-up to support that kind of trip.
Also, some cool mountain biking if that is your thing. You can rent really nice full suspension bikes for something like $30/day. There is rafting, rock climbing, base jumping, arches national park for some neat hikes.
The Jeep rentals are just over $100/day plus fuel. They come with a cooler and some basic gear. The insurance deductible is something like $2,000. The Jeeps have been well used, so I don't think they would nickle and dime you for little dings, scratches, etc.
That rate is pretty reasonable. Moab is about 4 hours from Salt Lake City, 5-6 from Denver, or about 1 1/2 from Grand Junction, Colorado about 40 minutes off I-70 near Green River, Utah.
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