Four Wheeling with Joe and Gay – Moab, Utah

We were looking forward to arriving in Moab, Utah, as several of our friends had already staked their claims at Portal RV Park.  That alone was a hint that we’d be in good company and sharing some outdoor fun.  Moab is a hub for outdoor activities, a vast scenic playground with enthusiasts of every kind flocking here.  And we were happy to join them!

Moab four wheeling trail
The playground

During the past few years that I’ve been following Joe and Gay of Good-times-rollin, they’ve never failed to amaze me with their tales of off-roading adventures in Moab.  I had been hinting that I’d like to ride in one of those jeeps someday, if ever we crossed paths. Well, it finally happened as they invited us to ride along with a group of 4-wheelers on the iconic Hell’s Revenge Trail.

Wild Thing
Gay and I riding with friend Dee in her ultra-cool buggy
Hell's Revenge Trail
It’s clear to see where the trail is on this slickrock hill

Dee is a smart and very experienced driver, and she made clearing obstacles and climbing super-steep hills look easy.  We were in for a thrilling and scary ride.

Waiting for our turn at Hell’s Gate
Hells Gate
My tummy was churning as we made this technical climb!
Steve moved into Dee’s buggy with me to take on some of the more difficult obstacles

Dee’s buggy and only two other vehicles made it up another scary hill called “The Escalator”.

Escalator Trail
Looking down The Escalator that Dee just completed

Mike, the trip leader and our spotter was next in line for The Escalator, and he gingerly climbed right up:

The Escalator
This is serious 4-wheeling!
The Escalator
A little help was needed to hold down the front end during this attempt.

I had no idea that rock crawling in Moab is set amongst such breathtaking views.  It’s not a bad playground when large vistas sweep full circle from the La Sal Mountains all the way around to Arches National Park.

Slickrock Bike Trail
Slickrock rider
Moab Four Wheeling
That’s Pearl (Joe and Gay’s jeep) in front of us
La Sal Mountains
Lunch with the La Sal mountains as the backdrop

I can totally understand now why Joe and Gay have fallen in love with slickrock maneuvering – check out their site to see more of their 4-wheelin’ fun.


Thank you Joe, Gay and Dee for making my wish come true and giving us a memorable experience.  It was a gorgeous day on the slickrocks, and we had a blast with our friends – old and new!

Good Times Rollin
Our thrill ride sponsors – Joe and Gay




  1. Great pics. Take Shelf Road, but not in your motorhome. The road is smooth and gives fabulous views. The Old Spanish Trail from Santa Fe to L.A. crossed the Colorado River at what is now Moab. I was invited to ride it (about 1,200 miles) with a group that has horses of the same breed as mine, Missouri Fox Trotters.

  2. Wow, that was a wild ride! You guys manage to explore from every possible type of vehicle/aircraft/boat in your travels!

  3. It was a great day for sure MonaLiza…one for the memory bank. Next time, you and Steve will have to rent a jeep and we will take you to some really spectacular trails!

  4. Now those are my kind of friends. Enjoyed the Jeep/Buggy adventure. My husband and I love going to Moab and taking our Jeep on some of the four wheelin’ trails. Good times!

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