Red Rock Rollabout
Utah's Overland Safari
April 9th-16th 2022
This is a 7 day Jeep overland style adventure around the best red rock areas of Southwestern Utah.
This safari is designed for couples or families to enjoy
Each evening the adventure will end in a comfortable cabin or motel.
Ride is complete now here are the Pictures from the ride.
About the ride
The ride starts in Kanab Utah and forms a 7 day loop ending at Bryce Canyon. The adventure is overland style meaning it is not the tough Jeeping stuff but more a great explorer's route around the red rock beauty of the canyons and mountains of southern Utah. This ride leaves Kanab and travels through the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to Escalante. Next the route takes us on the Famous Burr Trail and over the Henry mountains toward Hanksville. Day 3 the route takes us into the Canyonlands National park and the Moki Dugway grade into the Valley of the Gods, finishing the day in Monticello. Day 4 riders can choose the spectacular Lockhart Basin route through the canyonlands or the La Sal Mountains route as we travel into Moab. Day 5 is a break day in Moab with many, many choices. Day 6 we travel across the San Rafael Swell and explore the Wedge Overlook and into Ferron, Utah. Then finally on Day 7 we travel across the 10.000 foot Aquarius Plato toward Bryce Canyon. This is a fantastic ride and covers much of the best of Utah.
Valley of The Gods
This is not tough jeeping but rather backroad exploring of the Utah Southwest. There are route options built into this adventure so riders can choose the adventure lever that fits them best.
Invite your friends or just come along and meet new folks.
Lockhart Basin Canyonlands
“Rollabout” is a rite of passage in city folk society, during which males undergo a journey during adolescence, typically ages 16 to 66, and live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months to make the spiritual and traditional transition into manhood.
Each signup is for a couple or family in one Jeep or similar 4x4. The signup includes one private cabin or hotel room with two beds. This 7 day ride is $2,495. If you are a single person and would like to share a room with another single person the cost is $1,450. These fees cover your lodging for the 8 nights and includes your ride guide booklet, a custom Garmin GPS map on a micro SD card and printed ride maps. And a lot of fun.
Ride deposit to reserve you spot: Couples spot is $300, Single spot is $200.
After your signup riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.
Note: Riders must make full payment by February 26th, 2022
Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.
Do not sign up for this ride unless you are serious about coming. I take your signup very seriously and start planning for you the minute you sign up. If you need to cancel up to one month prior to the ride start date I will give you a full refund but I will keep $100 to cover the planning work. Sorry but I make non refundable commitments myself so it gets hard for me. "I hate this world of non refundable deals myself." If you need to cancel within one month of the ride I cannot give a refund unless I can find a replacement rider. In the case of finding a replacement rider, I will gladly give you the full refund minus the $100 to cover the planning work. In the event of ride cancellation, you will be given a full refund.
View the ride maps
OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.
The Blue lines are MAIN routes
The Red lines are Harder routes
The Green lines are Easy options
The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints
How does the ride navigation work?
This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own. You are responsible for your own riding. You will be given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit. People will hook up in small groups of less than 6 riders and tend to ride together. You are not encouraged to ride alone. You are responsible for your own riding and yourself.
(see my Ride Navigation Video)
Are you right for this ride?
When something goes wrong on a ride, would your riding friends say that you are more likely to need help or more likely to give help? You should be in the more likely to offer help camp. This ride is filled with riders that are more likely to give help, so most of the time the riders never need help. Additionally there is all the normal stuff, come prepared to maintain your bike, fix your bike on the trail, repair flat tires, deal with bad weather and rain and make a joke or two.
How do I make the GPS stuff so easy?
I develop very high quality ride maps custom for our ride. They come from much of what I and others have ridden. I take the best from all my rides and make new ones.
(See my Custom Ride Maps Video)
What Jeep will Jane and I be taking on this ride?
Our Toyota FJ Cruiser
Note from me, gpsKevin
My goal for this ride is simple: great riding. So you can count on great routes and places to ride.
But in addition, the ride is about discovering new places, meeting new friends and seeing new parts of the world.
Who is going on the ride?
Joe and Kristi J
Cliff & Susan M
Land Rover Defender
Debbie S & Gary E
Lynn & Don L