2023 Winter 4x4 Jamboree
January 18th-21st 2023
Online Registration Status
November 6, 2022 10:00AM

The Winter 4x4 Jamboree is proudly presented by:



Registration opens in November!
Thank you all for helping us celebrate yet another successful Winter 4x4 Jamboree!
Mark your Calendars for January 18-21, 2023!


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We invite you to join us for the Winter 4x4 Jamboree held in Hurricane/St. George, Utah, (2 hours from Las Vegas) January 18-21, 2023. This spectacular event features world-class rock crawling combined with gorgeous views of Zion National Park, Pine Valley Mountain, Sand Hollow Reservoir and more! You can also choose less challenging trails beginning with ratings at a 2. The Winter 4x4 Jamboree is a non-competitive trail run event for high clearance 4x4 vehicles. Groups of participants are led on rated trails by experienced trail leaders and helpers. Trails are rated on a 10-point scale, where a rating of 1 would be for graded roads that may be easily traveled by most cars and a rating of 10 is for purpose-built vehicles (buggies) with sophisticated suspensions and drivetrains operated by expert drivers. 


The number of vehicles on each trail is limited to ensure participants have an enjoyable experience. Early registrants will have the most choices as we close trails when the limit is reached. More technical trails are limited to groups of 10 and other trails may have up to 25 vehicles. Because of the different capabilities of full-size vehicles (Jeep, Toyota, Samurai, buggy etc.) vs. ATVs / UTVs, we are limiting the event to full-size vehicles only. 


The staging area at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hurricane features individual lanes and starting times assigned to each trail. Registration information will be available on the first day of registration -- NOVEMBER 7, 2022. Once you register, your selected lanes and starting times will be in your driver packet to be picked up by you the day before your selected trails depart the Fairgrounds.


This Event is organized and run by the very dedicated volunteers from non-profit 501 (c)(3) organizations. Desert Roads and Trails Society (Desert RATS) manages the event with substantial assistance from Utah Public Lands Alliance (UPLA). Last year, thanks to all our sponsors and attendees, we were able to begin planning a new, expanded staging area on Sand Mountain in concert with the Bureau of Land Management, UPLA, Utah 4 Wheel Drive Association and Share Trails/Blue Ribbon Coalition. This is a $200,000 project made possible by you and all the other participants. We were also able to make a significant contribution to Washington County Search and Rescue. All these groups work tirelessly to keep our trails open, safe and available to our sport.
NEW Staging Area Coming Soon to Sand Mountain!
Desert RATS is working in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management, Tread Lightly and Utah Public Lands Alliance (UPLA) to provide this much needed additional parking area.
It will be five acres of delineated parking for up to 50 tow rigs and trailers with a two seat pit toilet.
We are soliciting any and all donations to help complete this project!

Any funds donated will be only used for the staging area. Every dollar no matter the amount will make an impact on the success of this project.



The price per trail remains at $50.

 Notice: During the four days of the event, Sand Mountain Recreation Area (SMRA) trails used by the Winter 4x4 Jamboree will be CLOSED to non-participants during the hours of 8 am to 4 pm. The sand dunes and access roads will remain open to the public. The list of trails used by the Winter 4x4 Jamboree can be found here.

FLAGS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL SAND MOUNTAIN TRAILS! Trail Flags can be purchased on site.  During registration, other merchandise will be able to be purchased at our store here

You will be asked to leave and the local authorities will be notified if you are not complying with our rules.

Registration is easy as 1, 2, 3!


You can create your account anytime, so start now and get informational email updates automatically sent to keep you informed about each step toward Jamboree, including the opening of trail registration!


First, if you haven't done so previously, create an account on this website. It’s free.  If you have already created an account, do not create a new one - just log on to your current account.  


Second, if you haven't done so previously, provide information about your vehicle’s make, model, license number, and modifications (to ensure you will be capable of reasonably running the trails you wish to sign up for). If you already have created one or more vehicles, please update them with new information, if necessary. 


Third, Once trail registration opens you will be able to register for the trails you would like to run.  You will click on the large REGISTER button on the home page, select your trails and order your official Jamboree apparel.  Add this all to your Cart and then Check Out.  


Note: If you have friends/relatives you want to register, have them create their own account with vehicles. We need a different driver name and license number for each vehicle on the trail. OHV tags can be used as license numbers for unlicensed vehicles.


Another note:  If you are a return participant please understand that Covid-19 forced a few changes at the 2021 event. For 2022 we are planning a host of new activities. We will do a better job working with our food truck vendors and there will be a raffle, as usual, with thousands of dollars worth of off-roading gear up for grabs. There will also be an auction for a few top-shelf items and there will be a cost-free kids’ raffle as well as some new post-trail activities in the late afternoon/early evening.

And finally, a special note regarding Covid-19: We hope the pandemic is just a bad memory seen through the rearview mirror. However, we reserve the right to alter the schedule as necessary to conform with any local and/or state regulations regarding a response should this scourge return. This could include cancellation of the event. Please monitor our website for the most current information.