More trails were added for 2015, so
the 1000-plus UTV enthusiasts had
28 rides to choose from, up from 19
in 2013. And, trails covered skill levels
from 2 to 9+, with half being 2–4+
(beginner/novice) and half challenging
advanced/expert drivers’ skills and
machine preparation. Cliffhanger, Area
BFE, Behind the Rocks (our favorite)
and Pritchett Canyon are 8-9+ “Tech
Trails” requiring long travel ( 12+
inches), a winch, full-body skid plates,
six-point cages, at least four-point
harnesses, spares and tools, and DOT-approved helmets for all occupants.
ROTR has trails for everyone and
experienced trail guides to make them
fun and to spot the many obstacles.
BIG FUN IN LOW RANGE
After daily trail-guide and riders
meetings, rides departed at 10–10: 30
a.m., with 19 rides trailering to
trailheads and nine getting police
escorts through town. Breaks for lunch
and scenic wonderment are the norm,
and guides tailor the pace to skill
levels. Many trails (Behind the Rocks/
Tip-Toe, Fins-n-Things, Seven Mile
Slickrock trails are pretty easy to navigate; simply follow the rubber road, and the BLM blazes
paint markers along the route. Trail guides also spot for participants on the gnarlier obstacles.
Popular trails were filled in mere weeks for 2015, so make plans early for May 11–14, 2016.
The Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks (ROTR) is all about guided rides, and experienced
trail guides lead and sweep 28 rides per day. There are rides for all skill levels, including
Trail Tech pro-level challenges that require winches, long travel and full safety gear.