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Re: What did you do WITH your FJ today, Take 2...
There is a dirt road entrance into Arches from the north that is good for kids and one or two challenging spur trails where you need rock sliders.
There is also a relatively easy 4x4 only trail adjacent to The Great Arch parking lot that I let my son and daughter drive through. They loved it.
Moab Brewery downtown is family friendly and has pretty decent grub. They also brew their own draught rootbeer.
All these things are highly recomended if you have younger kids and can't make all the more famous named and challenging trails. Of course, if you can sneak away from the fam for a few hours and join up with some other drivers, I recommend that as well!
I have been on some of those 4x4 trails and there are a few steep rocky spots and lots of really deep sand, so had some fun there. And so beautiful! But after coming across and rescuing a stranded tourist near sunset I learned from the rangers that is not an uncommon occurance...people impulsively trying these trails who are totally unprepared for them and end up stuck and/or broken, maybe spending the night out on the trail. So if you go out there be ready bring someone back with you
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