Kanab's Red Rock ATV Jamboree

April 26th – 29th, 2023

Join us for the fourth annual Kanab Red Rock ATV Jamboree, where there are endless riding opportunities on the Montezuma Trail System in beautiful Southern Utah!

Red Rock ATV Jamboree

Rides have a limited number of riders. 

Registration coming soon for the 2023 Jamboree. 

Single Ride Registration is available. Single rides are for the RIDE ONLY on one or more days and do not include T-Shirt or any meals.

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Mike Reid, benwinmi@gmail.com.

For more information please contact the Kane County Events Staff @ (435)644-3696.

Kanab’s Red Rock ATV Jamboree will take place April 26th – 29th, 2023 in the heart of Red Rock Country. Sign up today for 3 days of breakfasts & 2 nights of dinners, 15 rides per day, swag bags, and a chance to win prizes at each dinner.. Kids 12 and under ride free, unless requesting a lunch, then they will need to be registered. (Please let us know if, and how many are attending) If your child has their OHV Driver Certification and/or would like to drive their own OHV they will need to register as a rider.

You will find yourself lost in the beauty of local hidden gems such as: Dinosaur Tracks, Native American Ruins & Writings, Sand Dunes, Slot Canyons, Scenic Vistas, Alcoves, and Historic Movie & Pioneer sites all along the Montezuma Trail System in Kane County. Each trail will be rated depending on skill level, so bring family & friends of all ages! There will be lots of OHV fun on our rides guided by the UT/AZ ATV Club in the Red Rock Canyons of Kane County, Utah. In the past, the UT/AZ ATV Club has hosted a fantastic Fun Run for riders all over the Southwest. For a third year we are working together to bring the OHV community an amazing Jamboree in scenic Kanab, Utah. Check out the video below from a previous ATV Fun Run hosted by the UT/AZ ATV Club. Please note that a pre-registration waiver is required for all drivers.

Join us for an ice cream social Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 5:30 PM, at Jacob Hamblin Park. Check in, pick up your swag bag, learn more about each days’ itineraries, and get to know other riders.

You’ll want to stay longer or return to Kanab often to experience all that is offered in the region for OHV recreation. A day riding the Montezuma Trails will offer the solitude and grandeur of endless views and horizons void of crowds. You’ll often find yourself feeling as if you have the trails all to yourself, making your visit even more magical! Kanab is centrally located to three National Parks; Grand Canyon-North Rim, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, 5 National Monuments, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Dixie National Forest, and our own Montezuma OHV Trail System. Find your magic in basecamp Kanab and join us as Kane County presents, Kanab’s Red Rock ATV Jamboree!

Red Rock ATV Jamboree 2023 Itinerary

Wednesday, April 26th

-5:30pm Ice Cream Social at Jacob Hamblin Park, 566 N 100 E, Kanab, UT 84741

Thursday, April 27th

– 6:30 am – 7:30 am Breakfast at Kanab Center, 20 N 100 W, Kanab, UT 84741

– 7:30 am Lunch Pick up at Kanab Center for participants who pre-ordered lunch. (Lunch is $12.00 and MUST be ordered when you fill out your registration)

– 6:30 am to 7:45 am Line-Up for 8 am Ride Departure

– 5:30 pm Meet behind the Kanab Center for an ATV Parade through Kanab to the Jacob Hamblin Park for a Dutch Oven Dinner at 6 pm. Prizes will be drawn at this dinner, as well as the dinner on Saturday night. Participants must be present to win. 

Friday, April 28th

– 6:30 am – 7:30 am Breakfast at Kanab Center

– 7:30 am Lunch pick up at Kanab Center for participants who pre-ordered lunch. (Lunch is $12.00 and MUST be ordered when you fill out your registration)

– 6:30 am to 7:45 am Line-Up for 8 am Ride Departure

– On your own for dinner. **Please go out and support our local restaurants & sponsors!**

Saturday, April 29th

– 6:30 am – 7:30 am Breakfast at Kanab Center

– 7:30 am Lunch pick up at Kanab Center for participants who pre-ordered lunch. (Lunch is $12.00 and MUST be ordered when you fill out your registration)

– 6:30 am to 7:45 am Line-Up for 8 am Ride Departure

– 6 pm Dinner at the Kanab Center. Prizes will be drawn at this dinner, as well as the dinner on Thursday night. Participants must be present to win. 

Kanab’s Red Rock ATV Jamboree Rides 2023

***Note***
Rides have a limited number of riders. Register early!

#1 – Island in the Sky

Advanced

8 am Departure – Full Day – 45 miles – No trailering necessary

Ride from Kanab to the Hog Canyon staging area. This ride will take you to the Mansard petroglyphs. The petroglyphs are accessed by a short, rocky climb. These petroglyphs are very large in size, unique, and are different than most because they are on the ground vs high up on canyon walls. Watch where you step so you may help us respect and protect these beautiful petroglyphs. You may explore, as well as take in the incredible scenic views of surrounding Kanab. Return to Kanab by way of Sheep Spring and Ram Spring. Then take a quick jaunt over to the TV towers for another spectacular view of Kanab, then back to Kanab to end your ride.

**No trailering necessary, this ride includes a 72″ maximum width bridge over Kanab Creek. Vehicles wider than 72″ will need to continue on Route 89 to Hog Canyon and wait for group to reassemble.**

#2 – Hoodoo Run

Moderate

8am Departure – Full Day – 45 miles – Trailer necessary

We will be trailering to the Crocodile/Johnson Canyon staging area. Hop on your ride and follow our guides to the Red Pinnacles. Cutler Point is a sight to see! Then, we’ll explore Brown Canyon and the amazing Hoodoos! Next, we’ll cross John R Flat to the left hand fork of Hog Canyon to take in the sights at Weigh Station Point. On the ride back to the Crocodile/Johnson Canyon trailhead we will see more beautiful country. Learn about these incredible Native American Waterglyphs and why they were key to Native American survival in the Southwest.

#3 – Peekaboo

Moderate

8am Departure – Full Day – 40 miles – Trailer necessary

We will be trailering to the Peekaboo staging area, 9 miles north of Kanab, for the start of this ride. You will start your ride on a 2 track road and soon find yourself in tall Ponderosa Pine trees leading to Peekaboo Slot Canyon. You will have the opportunity to hike the short .7 mile round trip hike through a 2-part slot canyon. While in Peekaboo, keep an eye out for the Moqui Steps carved into the sandstone from ancient ones before us. These and many other Moqui Steps in the area were created to help Native Americans climb into alcoves where they often had a granary for storage. After your hike, we will continue our ride to a white tower for a short hike. Hop back on your OHV for another quick ride past the “Three Bears” (three white mesas). We will then continue on our way crossing Kanab Creek, then across to John R Flat and into Kanab Canyon. In Kanab Canyon you will get to see the fascinating Underground Lake. Return through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary passing by the pet cemetery, Angels Rest, and back to the Peekaboo staging area to end your ride. Please be respectful of other vehicles, people and animals. Pay attention to road signage as this is a functioning sanctuary.

#4 – South Fork Indian Canyon

Moderate

8 am Departure – Full Day – 45 miles – Trailer necessary

Trailering 15 miles, we will be leaving from the Clay Flat staging area going over Harris Mountain to the Dry Lake Bed. We will continue our ride over the Sand Dunes to Lamb Springs. From Lamb Springs we will then continue to the South Fork Indian Canyon pictograph site. Explore the fascinating pictographs after a steep 3/4 mile round trip hike. We will then return to the Clay Flat staging area along a different scenic trail.

#5 – Shunesburg Maildrop

Moderate

8am Departure – Full Day – 40 miles – Trailer necessary

Trailer to the Elephant Cove staging area and proceed to the Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Track Site. Explore the prehistoric Dinosaur Tracks across a large area of slick rock. Then return to the Elephant Cove staging area for a ride to the south side of Elephant Butte as we pass Pine Springs. Then we will descend the rocky steps into Broad Hollow. The twisty, sandy trails are a blast to drive and riders will enjoy exceptional panoramic views of Zion National Park, Canaan Mountain, and Elephant Butte all along this scenic trail. We will then continue to the Shunesburg Maildrop for a short 1/2 mile walk to explore days gone by. While at the Maildrop, learn how our ancestors would deliver mail to the towns at the bottom of the mountain and take in views of the valley below. Return through Elephant Gap to the Elephant Cove staging area to end our ride for the day.

#6 – Warriors Walk

Moderate

8am Departure – Full Day – 40 miles – Trailer necessary

Trailer to the Clay Flat staging area and we will ride over Harris Mountain to the Virgin River Overlook to take in the views. Next we will explore Warriors Walk – a long rock path on slick rock with seemingly no real destination or explanation. Take in the spectacular views of Zion National Park and feel as if you are in the park itself. We will then continue our ride to Goat Spring, back to Harris Mountain and on to Yellow Jacket Road to explore the Red Knoll. Then we will make our way back to the Clay Flat staging area to end our ride.

#7 – Poverty

Advanced

8am Departure – Full Day – 30 miles – Trailer necessary

For this ride you will follow our great guides trailering 30 miles northwest of Kanab to Zion Mountain Ranch Resort. Say hello to the buffalo as we pass by on our way to the Poverty staging area. From the staging area we will begin to drop off through the beautiful White Cliffs with spectacular views of the Virgin River and Zion National Park. Travel on a 2-track road to the boundary of Zion National Park. Take in the views and don’t forget your camera, there is much to see on this ride!

#8 – Button Cabin

Moderate

8am Departure – Full Day – 30 miles – Trailer Required

Leaving from the Kanab Center, follow the guide trailering10 miles east of Kanab. Turning up Johnson Canyon Road, you will drive another 9 miles and meet up at the Nephi Pasture staging area to begin your ride. Join us as we travel over the Nephi Pasture route below the beautiful White Cliffs of Timber Mountain within the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Along this mostly sandy route you’ll see some interesting rock formations and a couple arches that look like elephants. As we return to the staging area, we’ll stop at the Button Cabin to view one of the last cowboy cabins remaining in the National Monument.

#9 – Seaman Wash

Advanced

8am Departure – Full Day – 35 miles – Trailer necessary

Follow our great guides trailering 20 miles east of Kanab to the Seaman Wash staging area. Travel up Seaman Wash and climb a moderate sandy hill, past Neaf Spring, to Snake Canyon. There you will see elephant arches and then continue to Nephi Point for a spectacular view. Our ride will continue down a rocky descent to Finn Little spring and then down to Petrified Hollow crossing back over to Seaman Wash staging area. All along this trail you will be able to take in the scenic views of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and the White Cliffs. Bring your camera for some great photos!

#10 – Savage Point

Extreme – Experienced Riders Only – Limited to side by sides, 60″ minimum width required.

8 am Departure – Full Day – 30 miles – No trailering necessary – Winch suggested

Ride from the Kanab Center to the Hog Canyon staging area. We’ll start our ride by going up to the Kanab City View Overlook in the Hog Canyon Trail System. From Kanab City View Overlook we will go over to the White Pinnacles across a 2-track trail and up the “Big Hill”(you’ll see why it has this name), down the Mosdell Hill and then to Savage Point for lunch. We’ll return to Hog Canyon trailhead by way of the T.V. Towers for yet another spectacular view of Kanab.

**No trailering necessary, this ride includes a 72″ maximum width bridge over Kanab Creek. Vehicles wider than 72″ will need to continue on Route 89 to Hog Canyon and wait for group to reassemble.**

#11 – Toms Canyon 

Extreme/Expert – Very experienced, expert riders only!! – Limited to side by sides, 60″ minimum width required.

8am Departure – Full Day – 25 miles – No trailering necessary – Winch suggested

Leave from Kanab Center riding to Hog Canyon OHV system. This is the roughest and most extreme trail in the Montezuma Trail System! Join us for this exciting ride! Take in the incredible views from Savage Point of the Canyons and Kanab City below. Expect steep waterfalls, off camber trails, a lot of slick rock, very steep ascents and descents. Some obstacles have a by-pass option for those looking for an alternative, but not all. Anticipate possible body damage. 

**No trailering necessary, this ride includes a 72″ maximum width bridge over Kanab Creek. Vehicles wider than 72″ will need to continue on Route 89 to Hog Canyon and wait for group to reassemble.**

#12 – Diana’s Throne 

Extreme

8 am Departure – Full Day – 50 miles – Trailer necessary

Trailer 9 miles north to the Peekaboo staging area. This is an extreme ride due to the crossing at Devil’s Throat with steep slick rock ascents and descents. We will begin our ride to the west as we explore spectacular slot canyons on private property.  The rest of the ride is rather moderate with spectacular views of Zion and the white cliffs beyond Diana’s Throne. This ride will include lunch courtesy of Thunderbird Restaurant at Mt. Carmel Junction. From Mt. Carmel Junction through the North Fork of the Virgin River we will make our way to Pucker Pass. From Pucker Pass we will continue on to Red Knoll to enjoy an incredible view of the surrounding Coral Pink Sand Dunes area. We will conclude our ride by returning to the Peekaboo staging area.

#13 – East Clark Bench 

Moderate

8am Departure – Full Day – 40 miles – Trailer necessary

Trailer 1 hour east of Kanab – please plan accordingly. We will unload on the south side of Highway 89, 3 miles past the Paria River. This ride includes views of mystical White Columns rising out of the red slick rock. We will then travel to Swapp’s Hollow and the old Swapp Homestead as well as a small slot canyon. Returning by a different route, we will travel to a breathtaking view of Lake Powell and then on to Birthday Arch. As we head back to the staging area, we will go by one of the biggest windmills you will ever see and then conclude our ride.

#15 – Hidden Lake

Easy

8am Departure – Full Day – 25 miles – Trailer necessary

Trailer 9 miles north of Kanab to the Peekaboo staging area. Travel over spectacular sand dunes, then east in Red Canyon Wash to Kanab Creek. After crossing Kanab Creek and seeing an old Pioneer Road Sign, we will then travel to John R Flat. Turning south, we will descend into Kanab Canyon to see Hidden Lake. After exploring for some time, we will cross Kanab Creek again at Crocodile Crossing. Traveling through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and past the pet cemetery (Angels Rest), we will return to Peekaboo staging area. Please be respectful of other vehicles, people and animals. Pay attention to road signage as this is a functioning sanctuary.

#16 – Honeymoon Trail

Moderate

8 am Departure – Full Day – 40 miles – Trailer necessary

Trailer from Kanab 20 miles east to Seaman Wash staging area. From our staging area we will travel east to Petrified Hollow. We will then pick up the Great Western Trail/Honeymoon Trail and view the geological wonder that is Eagle Sink. Continuing on to Buckskin Mountain we will join the old pioneer Honeymoon Trail. (The Honeymoon Trail is the route Mormon Pioneers would take from Arizona to get to the St. George Temple to be married.) We will then proceed to the Honeymoon Trail Monument, returning to our staging area crossing Highway 89.

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