Skyjacker's Lonnie McCurry leans the JK out over the ledge.

Toward the end of the week at Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, some Jeepers take a break from the trail for a few hours to check out the newest gadgets and gear at the Spanish Trail Arena. Aftermarket vendors show off their latest and greatest, and we cruised the floor to check out the show and put together a collection of new products from this year’s EJS.

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The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass isn’t exactly a hard-core off-roader. That said, the crossover Compass, at least in Trailhawk form, is a Trail Rated Jeep that can tackle some beginning to moderate trails – and that’s a lot more than pretty much any other crossover on the market can say.

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The Jeep Switchback is an interesting blend of currently available parts, potential Mopar offerings, and maybe a few things we’ll see on the Wrangler JL down the road.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Shannon Campbell earned his third King of the Hammers victory over his son by a mere 28 seconds.

After earning the win ahead of son Wayland at Wednesday’s Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers, Shannon Campbell again bested his son by just edging him out on corrected time to be the first racer to earn three King of the Hammers victories.

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A familiar pair of faces was atop the podium in Hammertown today, as Brad Lovell and brother Roger managed to defend their title with a back-to-back win at the Smittybilt Everyman Challenge at the 2017 King of the Hammers.