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Moab Canyons Ride

Oct. 11 - 13, 2024

Trail description

The course is a mixture of two track jeep roads, single-track trails with sand, packed sand, dirt, rocks and some sandstone "slickrock". The trails on the "slickrock" will disappear at the edge of the sandstone and reappear on the other side of the sandstone section so you will need to be heads up looking for the flagging and white painted arrows across these rock areas. There are a few miles of gravel road to get you from one great trail to another and some areas that are flat out rocky. There will be water stops and snacks set out for your horse along the way.
Horses can easily trot the packed sand and sandstone sections since they maintain their 'grip' on the sandpaper-like surface of the "slickrock". We recommend that horses be shod or booted as the footing changes throughout the ride. Steel shoes grip great as do boots. 
Maps and flagging
The trails will be marked by a different color of flagging each day for each distance to make them easy to follow. Detailed maps will be provided to every rider. It is recommended that all riders download and use “Avenza” on their cell phone to follow the trails. Electronic maps will be made available to registered riders prior to the ride dates to be downloaded as a geo-referenced pdf. There is a free version of Avenza that allows you to download up to three georeferenced pdf maps and it is easy!! Download the FREE Avenza App before you come to make loading maps really easy!!!
We will have maps available as a .GPX format for GPS users which can be exported to Gaia.
Vet checks
All Vet checks will be out of camp. We will supply alfalfa & grass hay and lots of fresh water for horse and rider. A trailer will haul all crew bags to the vet check. Family and crews can easily find the vet check and are welcome to come out to observe, lend a hand and have lunch!
Lunches & Dinner
We’ll supply lunch & drinks for the riders & staff (including vegetarian food) both days.
We will be serving dinner on Friday and Saturday night, Chicken and Beef options and always a vegitarian option. Please sign up and pay for your meal during registration so that we can plan the food accordingly. 
The spring and fall weather in in the Desert north of Moab can vary widely, but typically the temperatures range from 50-70 degrees during the day and 30–40 degrees at night. It’s good to plan for the full range of warm and sunny to rainy and cold, so bring a blanket for your horse and a jacket for yourself!
Yes, dogs are welcome, We love our dogs!! However, due to so many complaints there are a few rules;
  • Dogs must be under owner's control at all times. Please do not let them run loose to pee on hay/ gear or pick fights. If your dog is aggressive towards others we will askthe owner to remove the animal from camp.
  • No Dogs allowed on the competition trails or at the Vet check during the event. 
  • When you are leaving camp on your ride, your dog must be contained (suggest inside your horse trailer, a kennel or camper)
  •  Dogs can go with the owners on warm-up rides as it is good for them to get out and get exercise. If you take your dog out during a warm up ride they must to be under verbal control and not bother other horses or livestock.
  • If your dog does not socialize well with other dogs please leave them home, it may be safer for them and everyone else.
Thank You for helping us make this an enjoyable event for everyone!!
Ride Schedule



       12:00           Ride Camp OPEN


       2:00 pm      Registration OPEN

       2:00 pm      Pre-Vet OPEN

       6:00 pm      Rider Meeting

Friday,  Saturday, Sunday                 

       7:00 am Registration / Vet in 

        7:30 am      50's Start

        8:00 am      30's Start

        8:30 am      Intro Riders Start

        9:30am      Vet Check Open

        6:00 pm      Rider Meeting / Awards

        6:30 pm      Dinner  (Fri, Sat only) 


         Afternoon Check-out / Pay / Awards


Directions to Ride Camp (Jug Rock)

From the North
From Interstate 70 turn south on Hwy 191 and go 20 miles south to Hwy 313.
Turn west on Hwy 313, signage says, “Dead Horse Point” and “Canyonlands National Park”. Continue 8 miles on Hwy 313 to the Dubinky Well Rd (top of the hill). The road is not well marked but there is a sign that says Lone Mesa Campground just before it. Turn right onto Dubinky Well Rd and continue 1.5 miles to the fork of Spring Canyon road and Dubinky Well road. Stay left at the fork onto the Spring Canyon Rd. Drive 3.5 miles to Ride camp on the right. 
From the South
Traveling north on Hwy 191, continue through Moab going 8.5 miles north to Hwy 313, Turn west on Hwy 313, signage says, “Dead Horse Point” and “Canyonlands National Park”. Continue 8 miles on Hwy 313 to the Dubinky Well Rd (top of the hill). Turn right onto Dubinky Well Rd and continue 1.5 miles staying left at the fork onto the Spring Canyon Rd. Drive 3.5 miles to camp on the right. See map below.

Google Maps Spring Canyon Road, Moab Utah

Lunches provided

Healthy lunches and drinks for Riders and Staff 



Professional photographs provided by Daren Nkomo Photography


Vacation in Moab!!

Moab is well known as an adventurous town.  Maps are available for more horse riding and there are trails for Cycling, ATVs, Jeeps, and Motorcycles.  Plan to visit a National or State Park (Arches, Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point) and base out of the Moab Equestrian Center  where you can stall your horse.  You can park your LQ at the Center (no hook-ups) or pull into an RV park nearby and hook-up for the night. Go to to learn more.

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