Cruise Moab: April 12 – 18, 2021
Location for Cruise Moab headquarters
Cruise Moab 2021 Headquarters will be hosted at:
Old Spanish Trail Arena
3641 S. Highway 191, Moab, UT 84532
A few important things you should know about this year’s event.
1. This will be a masked-up event. Masks will be required during registration, tech inspection, drivers meetings, and any gatherings at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. People who refuse to wear a mask will be asked to leave, and if they don’t comply, the staff at the Old Spanish Trail Arena has been instructed to call law enforcement. Seriously. The Grand County attorney has made it clear they intend to enforce and prosecute people who don’t comply with wearing a mask. If we aren’t on the same page with them, we may lose our event permit for future years.
If wearing a mask rubs you the wrong way, please don’t come to the 2021 Cruise Moab. Wait until next year when (hopefully) things will be back to normal.
2. There will be no vendor night, no group dinner, and no raffle. This will be a minimalist version of Cruise Moab that is mainly about wheeling trails during the day and hanging out around the campfire in very small groups at night. If you’ve never been to Cruise Moab, coming in 2021 will not give you the full experience. Make plans for 2022. On the other hand, we know some of you long-timers will probably love a version of Cruise Moab that is stripped down to the bones. Fair enough.
3. Reduced Price: since we’re not doing a vendor night, raffle, or dinner, this year’s price has been reduced from $250 to $200. Woo hoo! Please note: that doesn’t include BLM fees for you and your passengers.
4. Limited Merchandise. We’re doing men’s and women’s t-shirts only this year. No hoodies, no kids shirts, no baseball caps. Please order extra shirts when you register — merchandise sales at the event will be limited if we have them at all. FYI: this year’s shirt design is super cool!
5. Camping will be available at the Old Spanish Trail Arena. You can pitch a tent on the race track for $10/night. You don’t need a reservation if you’re tent camping. They also have a few spots for campers with hookups for electric & water, which you will need to reserve in advance. More details here.
6. Trail selection will happen in March. As in recent past years, we have separated trail selection from the registration process.
Cruise Moab price for 2021 (and what’s included)
The price for registration is $200. Additionally, BLM fees are $20 per person (driver and any passengers).
Registration includes: participation in the whole Cruise Moab event including: guided trail runs, and one official event t-shirt. 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 t-shirts for your passengers and friends back home (optional)
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.
- 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.
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. Moab is a popular place so there are lots of places to stay.
- Discover Moab – Moab’s official travel planning website
- Lodging in Moab – another good list of places to stay in the Moab area
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.
Sometime after registration, check your email for opportunities to help.
Cruise Moab separates 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).
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com