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Speed is typically not your friend on rugged, slick rock trails, but torque and horsepower are something every Jeep enthusiast can appreciate, and so in conjunction with its unveil at the New York Auto Show, Jeep unveiled the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in Moab, Utah during the Easter Jeep Safari. This new Jeep is hailed as the quickest, most powerful SUV ever.

Bestop CEO John Larson creeps down a ledge on Strike Ravine in Area BFE.

Bestop CEO John Larson creeps down a ledge on Strike Ravine in Area BFE.

It’s not everyday you get to hop in the passenger seat of a living legend’s Jeep, but that’s what happened when I grabbed a ride in Off-Road Hall of Fame member Curt LeDuc’s Skyjacker JK today at the Bestop trail run at Area BFE. It was a very full house today at Area BFE, as multiple trail runs were scheduled for the off-road park just outside Moab. Luckily for us, Bestop invited us to join their run and we were the first on the trail.

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Johnny Cash’s car in “One Piece at a Time” is built from parts he snuck out of a Cadillac plant. The Jeep CJ66 has a somewhat similar story, as it is constructed of a combination of different CJ and Wrangler pieces, and just like the Man in Black’s ride this Wrangler is definitely one of a kind.

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Check out this awesome six-door Jeep Wrangler JK making a textbook run up Hell’s Gate in Moab, Utah, at the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari.

The Jeep Safari concept is one of the coolest vehicles at this year's Easter Jeep Safari.

The Jeep Safari concept is one of the coolest vehicles at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari.

The JK Wrangler has had a solid run, but with the JL coming down the pipe next year that run is just about over. The Jeep crew is sending the JK out in style at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari, and one of the coolest concepts at the 51st running of the event is the Jeep Safari concept.

EJS Photos
If a picture is worth a thousand words, these five photos from previous Easter Jeep Safari events should speak volumes about this incredible event.

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There’s no real debate that the Jeep Wrangler is the most popular Jeep of all time, but the Grand Cherokee can make a very solid case for the runner-up spot. The Grand Cherokee these days is more geared toward the luxury-minded outdoor lover or suburban family in love with the idea of getting away, but when it was first unveiled 25 years ago this SUV still offered features that even the Jeep purists could get behind in spite of its utility focus.

EJS Look back
In honor of the 51st Easter Jeep Safari kicking off this week in Moab, Utah, we thought this awesome video captured the essence of what the event is all about. We’ll have plenty to report throughout the week with Jeep concept vehicles and trail rides, but this is a good primer to kick things off.

Yamaha-OHV-Logo-11-10-11CYPRESS, Calif. – April 4, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, employees returned to the San Bernardino National Forest this past weekend to volunteer their time in support of projects aiding the fire-damaged OHV trails within the Trestles / Baldy Mesa OHV staging area. Working with members of the Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the effort continued a nearly ten-year tradition of Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative volunteer projects in one of the nation’s most frequently visited forests.

Mud Nats Recap
The 2017 High Lifter Mud Nationals have come and gone, but in the event you weren’t able to make it to Jacksonville, Texas, you can experience all the excitement for yourself with this recap video of one of the dirtiest off-road events of the year.