September 7th-9th

September 10th-12th, 2021

 

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 Blazer Bash?

We 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?

Even 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 trail.

Where can I camp or stay the night?

There 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?

The 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.

Who organizes Blazer Bash?

The 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?

No. All 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?

Any 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.

In 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.

The BLM 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 bank account.

What is the refund policy for Blazer Bash registration and shirt sales?

Blazer Bash refund policy: No registration refunds unless the event promoters cancel the event. All apparel sales are nonrefundable.

There 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.

Shirts 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.

Blazer 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.