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I had never been to Moab, and had been wanting to go a long time. I knew I was gonna leave wanting, but I did reach some major goals. My buddy is now hard at work looking for a Rubi and my wife loved Moab and its Jeep goodness. She sees the light on upgrades :)

I went stock except for the Highline kit. My friend rented a Rubi JK that did well.

Elephant Hill.....
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On to the trail.
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They have added some paving material to make the trail stable, but it is still an impressive start...
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The parking lot below.
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Awesome pics. Another trail I haven't been on. Looks like a must-do.
 

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Nice pics. Looks like you had a great time in Moab. I will never forget my 1st time to Elephant. Sounds like a perfect time for you to make the trip on White Rim. In the spring to early summer it has a fair share of bicycle traffic.

Moab is a really special place.
 

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Elephant Hill is my absolute favorite trail. I always spend a day at Moab doing it, and I have driven it stock once, and on 33's twice. I like to get an early start, see Newspaper Rock, etc. in the cool morning on the way to Canyonlands, then hit the trail before noon, and lunch in the campground at the top (natural air conditioning in those tight box canyons). Then we hit the confluence on the way out, and do the tight twisty section above the parking lot again, and make it back to Moab in time to cook dinner.
 

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Excellent pictures. Absolutely one of my favorite trails. Thanks for sharing. Here's a pic of the confluence.
 

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I've done Elephant Hill 4x's... never saw that hiking trail (been to Confluence every time).... do you remember the location or name of the area it was in?
 

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I've done Elephant Hill 4x's... never saw that hiking trail (been to Confluence every time).... do you remember the location or name of the area it was in?
To get to the Joint Trail, simply take a left and head south on Devils Lane instead of taking a right and heading north towards the Silver Stairs. It's the hiking trail to Chesler Park. Big pull off area, lots of signs, impossible to miss. Devils Lane is the first intersection you come to after the Devils Kitchen campgroung.

After you are done hiking, you head back north on Devils Lane to resume the Elephant Hill trail (or continue south, out of the park to Beef Basin via Bobbies Hole, which is what I usually do). If you resume the Elephant Hill trail, you can even go check out The Confluence too, if you want, long day to do both though. And to me, The Confluence is worth seeing, but, if you've already seen it, the Joint Trail is way more cool, in my opinion.

- DAA
 
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