EVENT DETAILS2020-03-20T22:30:13-06:00

Cruise Moab: Event canceled: Monday, April 13 – Sunday April 19, 2020

Location for Cruise Moab headquarters

Cruise Moab 2020 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


Cruise Moab price for 2020 (and what’s included)

The price for early registration is $225. Regular registrations will be $250 (after Feb. 1).

Additionally, BLM fees are $20 per person (driver and any passengers). For most people, that means your minimum total will be $245 (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), one raffle 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 dinners 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)
  • Three more raffle tickets at $25 each. These will only be available during registration (see below — this is different than previous years).

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

  • 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 in March (we’ll notify you so you don’t miss it!). 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: For 2020, tickets for the Friday night raffle will be available during registration only. PLEASE READ THIS.

We’re making a huge change for the big raffle. Here’s the deal.

  • Your registration for Cruise Moab will include one (1) raffle ticket.
  • During registration, you can buy up to three (3) more raffle tickets at $25 each. This is an optional, one-time opportunity to get additional raffle tickets.
  • No raffle tickets will be sold during Cruise Moab. (Yes, this is a huge change from previous years).
  • All money from raffle tickets will go to land use organizations that fight to keep our trails open.
  • The only other way to get an additional raffle ticket is to lead a trail. You can get one (1) additional raffle ticket for each trail you lead.
  • To repeat: you can only buy additional raffle tickets during registration. If you skip buying additional tickets during registration, you’ll just have the one ticket. There will be no second chance to buy more tickets.

NEW: Camping and other accommodations

We have an official camping location this year. Click here to read about it.

Please note: camping is not included in your registration fee.

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.


Sign up to be a trail leader, tail gunner, or volunteer at Cruise Moab HQ

Willing to lead a trail? Or tail gun a trail? Or just volunteer at the event? We’d love your help. 
Click here to view the options and sign up!
If you have a question, email us at registration@cruisemoab.com.


Trail Selection

For the 2020 event, we’re separating event registration from trail selection (as we did in 2019). 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 at the beginning of March or so. 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.


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 2020 schedule isn’t finalized, but this is pretty close.

Monday, April 13th 

  • Kokopelli #1 overnight run begins

Tuesday, April 14th 

  • Kokopelli #2 overnight run begins

Wednesday, April 15th
For most participants, we recommend arriving on Wednesday as early as convenient.

  • Registration Check-In, Orientation, and Vehicle safety inspection
    8:00 am – 12noon / 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • San Rafael Swell overnight run begins
  • Night run on Hells Revenge trail

Thursday, April 16th

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

Friday, April 17th

  • 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, April 18th

  • Guided trail runs: 9:00 am

Sunday, April 19th

  • 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!