Calling all off-road vehicle lovers for the 2019 Winter 4×4 Jamboree! The fifth annual event will take place January 17-19, 2019 in Hurricane, Utah.
This spectacular event features world-class rock crawling combined with gorgeous views of Zion National Park, Pine Valley Mountain and more! The Winter 4×4 Jamboree is a non-competitive trail run event for high clearance 4×4 vehicles. Groups of participants are led on rated trails by experienced trail leaders and helpers, with trails rated on a 10 point scale–with a rating of 1 for graded roads that may be easily traveled by most cars and a rating of 10 for purpose-built vehicles (buggies) with sophisticated suspensions and drivetrains operated by expert drivers. Price per trail for registered participants will be $40.
Trails will be limited to group size to ensure participants have an enjoyable experience, with more technical trails limited to groups of 10, and other trails up to 25 vehicles. Because of the different capabilities of full-size vehicles (Jeep, Toyota, Samurai, Buggy, etc.) vs. ATV / UTVs, organizers are limiting the event to full-size vehicles only. All but three of the trails each day will line up in the staging area of the fairgrounds parking lot prior to 7:45 a.m. and leave at 8:00 a.m. Three trails will line up in the staging area of the fairgrounds parking lot prior to 9:46 AM and leave at 10:00 AM
For the 2019 Event, the Jamboree is adding more value to its sponsors. The vendor show will again be in the brand new building on the Jamboree site affording a large amount of indoor booth space. New for 2019, there will be a competitive RC Rock Crawl Competition and a Kid’s RC Play Course, sponsored by Sky RC and set up at the fairgrounds. On Friday, the Jamboree will hold a “Vendor Fiesta”, where each attendee (18 years and older) will have a card with all the vendors’ logos on it. Once participants have visited every booth and received a sticker, they can enter the card in a drawing for valuable prizes!
The Event is organized and run by the very dedicated volunteers from the non-profit 501 (c)(3) – Desert Roads and Trails Society (Desert RATS). Last year, thanks to all the sponsors and attendees, the Jamboree was able to donate $41,000 to Utah Public Lands Alliance, Utah 4 Wheel Drive Association, Washington County Search and Rescue and Share Trails/Blue Ribbon Coalition. These groups work tirelessly to keep our trails open and available to the sport.
More information, including how to register day-of, is available at the Jamboree’s website.