EVENT DETAILS2019-02-12T23:44:18+00:00

Cruise Moab: April 30 – May 5, 2019

Event Details for 2019

NEW: Location for Cruise Moab headquarters

New! Cruise Moab 2019 Headquarters (Registration, Check-in, Tech Inspection, Vendor Night, Raffle Dinner, etc) will be hosted at:
Old Spanish Trail Arena
3641 S. Highway 191, Moab, UT 84532


NEW: Trail Selection (why didn’t I get to choose my trails when I registered?)

For the 2019 event, we’re separating event registration from trail selection. This will allow us to use a powerful scheduling app to help you manage your trails. That means you’ll be able to change trails from your phone, tablet, or laptop without having to find a member of the Cruise Moab committee. We think this will be a huge upgrade!

We will be running the classic Moab-area trails you’ve loved in the past (or have heard about if this is your first time). We’re also hoping to add a few new overnight run options!

Trail selection will take place starting Saturday, March 2, 2019. Don’t worry — we’ll give you plenty of notice ahead of time on how to get ready to choose your trails. But you will want to look for an email that morning so you can select all your trails.

Can you help us by leading a trail? Email us at registration@cruisemoab.com. No obligation, we’ll call you to discuss!


Cruise Moab price for 2019 (and what’s included)

The price for early registration is $200. Regular registrations will be $225 (after Feb. 1). To get the early registration price, enter the coupon code from the home page (starting on 1/14/2019).

Additionally, BLM fees are $20 per person (driver and any passengers). For most people, that means your minimum total will be $220 (assuming you register by Feb. 1). However, if you’re not running ANY trails, you don’t have to pay BLM fees.

Registration includes: participation in the whole Cruise Moab event including: guided trail runs, Thursday night Vendor Showcase, the famous Friday night dinner & raffle (including 1 dinner ticket), one event sticker, and one official event t-shirt. There may be additional included shwag as well! Registration is per vehicle; if you have passengers, you only need to register once.


Registration: what’s not included.

Here are additional items you can choose when you register:

  • BLM fees for any passengers in your vehicle
  • Extra dinner tickets for the Friday night dinner for your friends and family (optional)
  • Extra t-shirts for your passengers and friends back home (optional)
  • Additional official merchandise, including hats, hoodies, kid’s t-shirts, etc. (optional)

Here are items you can purchase when you’re in Moab:

  • Raffle tickets for the famous Friday night raffle. Tons of prizes will be awarded to many lucky people!
  • Entrance fee to the national parks for the Elephant Hill trail (in Canyonlands National Park) and/or Arches National Park Family Run. One entrance fee will get you into both parks for 7 days. The vehicle entrance fee is $10 and includes all the occupants of your vehicle. If you already have a National Park pass, you will not need to pay this fee.
  • Gear at vendor night. Not all vendors will have stuff for sale, but many do, and it’s really cool stuff.
  • Really expensive Utah beer

Overnight Run Fee

  • Trail selection will start March 2. If you choose an overnight run, an additional $25 (per vehicle) for food and permit costs will be required. This is only for people who choose the Kokopelli or the San Rafael Swell overnight run, where the leaders will be providing at least one meal.

NEW: Camping and other accommodations

We have now have official camping options. Click here to read about them and reserve your camping now.

Please note: camping is not included in your registration fee and must be reserved separately.

If you prefer to stay in a hotel or condo, we recommend looking for a place on the south end of town for the 2019 event. Moab is a popular place so there are lots of places to stay.


Sponsorships & Vendor Showcase Night Exhibitors

Our Vendor Showcase on Thursday night has grown to be one of the favorite parts of the event for many people. If you’re interested in exhibiting for your company or sponsoring a trail, we’d love to talk with you! Please send us an email. All prospective vendors must coordinate with our committee in advance. Due to the popularity of Vendor Night at Cruise Moab, we may not be able to accommodate all interested groups.

Please note: all exhibitors and sponsors must be registered as Cruise Moab participants, even if you don’t plan to run trails (you can choose this option during registration).


TLCA membership is required

Cruise Moab is a TLCA sanctioned event, and you are required to be a TLCA member to participate. We could not have Cruise Moab without the insurance that TLCA makes available to us. Therefore, all registrants at TLCA sanctioned events must be current TLCA members. Click here to join TLCA or renew your membership.


Non-Toyota participants

We do allow registration and participation for non-Toyota based vehicles, but keep in mind that you’re attending a Toyota 4WD event. Be prepared to endure some friendly teasing, especially if your vehicle breaks on the trail. It’s likely that by the time you depart, you’ll want to sell your rig and buy an old Toyota. Please note: regardless of your vehicle, you must be a TLCA member.


Schedule of Events

Our 2019 schedule isn’t finalized, but here is a draft of what to expect.

Tuesday, April 30th 

  • Kokopelli #1 overnight run begins

Wednesday, May 1st
For most participants, we recommend arriving on Wednesday as early as convenient.

  • Registration Check-In, Orientation, and Vehicle safety inspection
    8:00 am – 12noon / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • San Rafael Swell overnight run begins
  • Kokopelli #2 overnight run begins
  • Night run on Hells Revenge trail

Thursday, May 2nd

  • Check-In / Vehicle Inspection: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
  • Guided trail runs: 9:00 am
  • Vendor Showcase Night: 6:00 pm

Friday, May 3rd 

  • Check-In / Vehicle Inspection: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
  • Guided trail runs: 9:00 am
  • The famous raffle & award dinner: 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 4th

  • Guided trail runs: 9:00 am

Sunday, May 5th

  • Cleanup and departure

More information about Moab and trails

  • Area Trails from Utah.com – if you want a second opinion after reading the trail descriptions listed on our website, check these out.

History of Cruise Moab

The whole thing started with an unofficial, exploratory run back in 1996. Click here to read the whole story.


Contact the Cruise Moab team:

If you have a question we haven’t answered, send an email to registration@cruisemoab.com
Thanks!