Story and photos by Jaime Hernandez
The Moab EJS Bunny Run put on by Dynatrac, Superlift and Falken Tire brings together some of the slickest Jeeps this side of the Colorado – and quite a few from the other side of the river, too. Off-Road.com was invited along for the action, and we hopped on the Jeep train heading toward Strike Ravine, 12 miles outside of town.
The Bunny Run trio was smart to bring back 4×4 legend Dan Mick again this year to lead the group of 30+ rigs. Dan is truly “The Man” when it comes to Moab 4-wheeling. He knows every trail in Canyon Country and is extremely knowledgeable with local history. If you ever need a good Moab Jeep guide, Dan Mick is your man.
Strike Ravine is one of the less known 4-wheel drive trails in Moab, although it has gained some popularity with the inception of Area BFE. It’s difficulty to find, and just as challenging to stay on track once you get rolling. If done right, the 11-mile trail feeds right into the Area BFE off-road park, known for its hardcore trails like Helldorado. Good thing we had the Mick.
On dirt, we headed up a hill known as Big Ugly. It’s big, and can be really ugly after rain or snow. It had just poored the day before in Moab, leaving behind patches of red mud. Going up was slippery for our group, making the climb that much more intense. The Jeepers had to work the gears and pick lines that would give them the best traction, or risk sliding backwards.
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