FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I only have a stock K5/Suburban/Pickup
(or insert any other stock 4x4 vehicle type); can I still run trails at
offer easy trail runs that can be done by almost any stock 4x4 vehicle.
Many of the more challenging trails can be completed without sustaining
body damage. You can always come to the Offroad Design BBQ and find a
seat to ride in on one of the more difficult runs in the days following
the BBQ. Maybe you will be lucky enough to win something in the raffle
at the BBQ that will help you build your rig to the next level so you
can run even more challenging trails.
What type of
vehicles are allowed at Blazer Bash?
though the event is called Blazer Bash, we encourage any make and model
of 4 wheeled, 4-wheel drive vehicle to attend with some exceptions.
Due to the permitting and
insurance regulations, SXS/UTVís, Quads, 3 wheelers and motorcycles are
not allowed to operate with Blazer Bash.
We ask that you have the
vehicle prepared ahead of time, so you have the little issues worked out
of it. We will not leave you stranded on the trail but fixing things
that should have been done before the event is not fun for anyone on the
Where can I camp or stay the night?
is not an official campground or hotel for Blazer Bash. There are
numerous accommodations available in and around Moab and many different
locations are utilized by Blazer Bash attendees. The cheapest option is
to camp in one of the campgrounds. If you want something a little nicer,
many campgrounds have cabins with beds, AC, refrigerator, and microwave.
Hotel rooms range from $100 to $500 per night. There is also primitive
camping available on Bureau of Land Management land in many areas. For
example, there are campsites west of Moab on Kane Creek Boulevard. You
can check the Blazer Bash forum on CK5.com and Facebook to see where
people are staying.
Where are the
Blazer Bash discussions and pictures posted on the Internet?
primary location for discussions and pictures is the
Blazer Bash forum
on CK5.com. There is also a page on
Facebook for Blazer
Bash and @blazerbash on Instagram.
event was started by Steve Fox, owner, and administrator of CK5.com, as
an opportunity for CK5 members and full size GM enthusiasts to get
together and run trails and socialize. In 2007, Volunteers stepped up
and took over the operations to help Steve organize the event as it
became too large for one person to do. The event is run completely on
volunteer help and no one receives financial gain from Blazer Bash. The
event caries insurance for The DOI/BLM, SITLA (Utah state lands) and the
host company for this year.
Do I have to
pay for the BBQ Friday night?
registered drivers and passengers are invited. This is the Offroad
Design BBQ and the company has generously donated all the food and
volunteered their time to prepare and cook it all. They even supply
plates and utensils. Thanks to Offroad Design, the BBQ has become a big
highlight of the event.
Why do I have
to pay to attend Blazer Bash?
gathering of more than 25 people on the Moab area Bureau of Land
Management (BLM) territory is required to procure a Special Recreation
Permit (SRP). This permit has a minimum fee. Within 30 days following
the event we are required to submit a post event report in which the
final permit fees are assessed. The final fee is based on per day/per
person. For example; a K5 with a driver, passenger, and 2 kids in the
backseat that drive on 3 event sponsored trail runs will pay for 3 truck
days and 9 passenger days.
addition, many of the trails cross land owned by the State of Utah
School & Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA). Blazer Bash
is required to procure a Right of Entry for these trails with a minimum
fee. A post event report is filed within 30 days following the event and
a final fee is assessed based on a per day/per person. Using the same
example as above, the fee for the K5 with passengers would be 12
passenger days. Driver is considered a passenger here.
and SITLA permits require the event to carry liability insurance listing
them as co-insured. Insurance costs continue to rise each year.
Terrorist insurance is now required. All raffle ticket sales are used to
help cover operational expenses. The event is run as a zero-profit
venture and none of the organizers or volunteers receive financial
compensation. Within the 30 days following the event after all permit
fees are paid, the Blazer Bash event has very minimal funds left in the
What is the
refund policy for Blazer Bash registration and shirt sales?
Bash refund policy: No registration refunds unless the event promoters
cancel the event. All apparel sales are nonrefundable.
are a few fixed costs for the event. These include liability insurance
and minimum permit fees for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and
State of Utah School & Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA).
We also pay a park reservation fee and damage deposit for the BBQ
location. All these costs, plus some general administrative costs are
fixed and based on registrations.
ordered with registration will be mailed to participants who have
registered but are unable to make it to the event. You must notify us
that you will not be able to attend prior to the first day of the event.
Bash is run on a very tight budget. We do not have surplus funds to
cover the cost of apparel that is not purchased by the attendees. We
place our apparel order shortly after August 15th to give the printer
sufficient time to complete the order before the event. The order is
based on the amount of apparel purchased through registrations plus 1 or
2 extra items of popular sizes to cover a few new registrations that may
come in after August 15th.