Southwest Crawlfest has Thirteen Trail Rides and $45,000 in Raffle Prizes

SAINT GEORGE, UT     JANUARY 6, 2011  ECT Offroad Southwest Crawlfest presented by Poison Spyder, is a three-day full size 4×4 gathering, trail ride and clean-up benefitting multiple Land-Use Organizations January 14-16, 2011. Saturday night the $45,000 Land Use Raffle will take the main stage, and over multiple days thirteen Rockaholics Anonymous and The Rock Crew supported and trail-led outings will cover all abilities and difficulty ratings to explore the beautiful red rock Sand Hollow OHV Recreation Area.

“We think it is very important to help keep our land open, participate in clean-ups and enjoy each others company in the process,” said Steve Crabtree, Event Chairman, who has worked to gather thousands of dollars worth of products for the raffle.  Saturday Nights raffle Grand Prize is a Front and Rear Axle featuring a Heavy Duty Currie Rear Housing and Nitro 4:88 gears that was donated by ECT Offroad, Nitro Gear and Auburn Gear. Poison Spyder will giveaway a complete YJ Armor package which includes a Bumper, Tube Fenders, Ricochet Rockers, and Crusher Corners.  Many other products will line the stage including WARN Winches, Lockers from Yukon Gear & Axle, TeraFlex Swaybar Disconnect Kits, Bushwacker Fenders, Fire Extinguisher Holders from Crown Automotive and thousands of dollars in Gift Certificates including $500 towards a set of Mickey Thompson Tires.  All proceeds from the raffle go directly to benefitting Blue Ribbon Coalition, Utah 4 Wheel Drive Association, United Four Wheel Drive Association, Canaan Mountain Legal Defense Fund, RR4W Mud Fund, Tread Lightly, and Utah Shared Access Alliance.

In 2011, Southwest Crawlfest has added a third day of trail rides and six new trails to explore, two of which are new to OHV travel.  Rockaholics Anonymous has thirteen fully supported and trail-led outings from graded gravel sight seeing roads to the most extreme Utah Red Rock trails for drivers to choose from all abilities and difficulty ratings.  Arrowhead Canyon is rated at a 10 for buggies only.  Nasty Half and Chain Reaction, Rated 9, are beyond the capability of most modified stock vehicles and require excellent driving skills.  John’s Trail, Warner Valley, The Maze and Renegade Trail are all Rated 8 trails that consist of rock, sand and considerable slickrock with many steps exceeding 24” where enhanced off road equipment is required including locking devices, tall tires, max ground clearance and tow hooks are recommended.  Rated 7 trails include Upper West Rim and Rock Garden, Fault Line and Lower West Rim, Sliplock Gulch, Double Sammy and Smurfette’s Trail.  Milt’s Mile is Rated 6 where the roads are difficult with considerable erosion damage but are repaired just enough to be passable. New for 2011, is Sand Hollow Overlook, Rated 5, that has rutted road surfaces, rocky and sandy with steps not exceeding 14” with considerable slickrock surfaces, and the Zen Trail, Rated 4, that has road surface consisting of loose rock, dirt and sand with some slickrock surfaces.  More information, pictures and videos on each trail can be found at

The $60 registration fee includes 3 days of trail rides and 4 complimentary meals including Friday and Saturday Hot Trail Lunch Catered by TexaSmoke and Friday Night Spaghetti Dinner Sponsored by TNT Customs. Friday evenings Night Car Crawl and Vendor Appreciation Night will highlight a Free $5,000 Drawing and guest speaker Del Albright (Blue Ribbon Coalition).  Saturday night the $45,000 Land Use Raffle will take the main stage while everyone enjoys a 2 Meat Western Buffet, Dutch Oven Potatoes, Baked Beans, Peach Cobbler, and Ice Cream Catered by Staheli Catering. Other activities include a Kid’s Raffle, a fundraising weenie roast and rig test session, and complete route clean-ups on each trail with prizes for most trash picked up.

Registration is still open for this event, and on-site registration will be available.  The all-volunteer staff is still accepting assistance.

More Information and Registration:

Additional Information: Steve Crabtree, Event Chairman, 435-215-4516

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Southwest Crawlfest Supports:

  • Blue Ribbon Coalition
  • Canaan Mountain Legal Defense Fund
  • RR4W Mud Fund
  • Tread Lightly
  • United Four Wheel Drive Association
  • Utah 4 Wheel Drive Association
  • Utah Shared Access Alliance

Attending Clubs:

  • Rockaholics Anonymous
  • Big Horn 4X4 Club
  • The Rock Crew
  • Canyon Country 4×4 Club
  • Dirt Hedz Off-Road Club
  • Hubscratchers 4×4 Club
  • Mountain Yoats
  • Nevada Backroaders
  • Regulator 4×4 Club
  • Unlimited 4×4 Club
  • Utah Bronco Club
  • Rocky Mountain Extreme
  • Treasure Valley Hummer Club
  • U4WDA
  • Vegas Valley 4-Wheelers
  • Wasatch Outlaws.

WHAT: 2011 Southwest Crawlfest

WHERE: Saint George, UT; Sand Hollow OHV Recreation Area; Washington County Fairgrounds

WHEN: Friday January 14 – Sunday January 16, 2011


CONTACT: Steve Crabtree – (435) 215-4516 –

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