Exploring Southeast Utah: A 1000 Mile Sherpa Road Trip Adventure
Embarking on a road trip is always an adventure, and our journey to Moab and Swingarm City was no exception. Spanning just under 1000 miles, this trip promised rad scenery, nasty mud, and plenty of opportunities for exploration and adventure. With some well-stocked trucks, a thirst for adventure, and a sense of curiosity, we set out on our journey, eager to see what lay ahead on the open road and trails.
The Road To Moab, Utah
What was supposed to be a beautiful, clear sky Colorado day, turned out to be the opposite (very typical for Colorado). We were welcomed with some snow, clouds and wind. What's a company trip without some surprising weather?
We took to the freeway, heading Westbound on I-70, which most of you know is probably one of the worst drives when the weather is not cooperating. After 4 1/2 hours, we arrived in Dewey, Utah. We had a campsite in mind for the night, near one of Moab's well-known trails "Top Of The World''.
Moab + Black Dragon Canyon
Waking up to the Utah air never gets old. We packed up, hit the road to Moab for the day, where we got lunch, shopped around town and enjoyed some down time before the dirt travel began. Alex was coming to meet us near Moab that night, we had planned to meet in Green River but decided to push further West, and meet him at the entrance of Black Dragon Canyon, our next trail on the itinerary. Black Dragon is a super neat area, the trail takes you through a Canyon (obviously) filled with petroglyphs, which are very well preserved and fun to try and decipher. It’s not a high rated trail by any means, we just knew it had some great views, which was what we were after.
Departing For Swingarm
After finishing Black Dragon, conveniently located across the freeway from the end of the trail was the “road” that would lead us to Swingarm City, about 80 miles of dirt.
We weren’t quite sure what the conditions of the road would be, but we knew there was only one way to find out. It was interesting to say the least. We took this road all the way to Caineville, right outside of Swingarm. We came across everything you can imagine. From crazy mud and ruts to absolutely stunning roads, we got it all!
All trucks held up extremely well. We had our shop Super Duty, Will’s F-150 and Alex’s 3500 packed to the brim with camera gear, food, clothes and other essentials, like snacks of course.
Camp was well earned that night, after a long day of mud, getting stuck and filming we finally arrived just outside of Caineville where we made dinner, had good chats around the fire and fell asleep.
For a few of us it was our first time out at Swingarm City. What an amazing place with so much diverse terrain and so much to do. Alex brought his dirtbike solely for riding here, since it is a must if you’re into bikes. Unfortunately, our new drone controller broke just before getting to Swingarm which was a huge bummer with this being such a great location for content of the products and trucks. We spent a few hours messing around, knocking out some shots from our shot list and filming videos for our YouTube and website.
Along this trip were three Sherpa racks, and a prototype bed rack that you will see in some of the shots in the YouTube video. We take pride in testing our products in some of the harshest conditions to ensure their durability and reliability. From extreme temperatures to rugged terrain, we subject our products to rigorous testing to ensure they can withstand real-world challenges. We believe that only by pushing our products to their limits can we ensure they meet the high standards we set. Our commitment to quality extends beyond just testing; we also stand behind the materials and components we use. We carefully select and source the finest materials, and our products are built to last, using top-quality components that are carefully chosen for their performance and durability. We are confident in the quality of our products and stand behind them, knowing that they are built to withstand the toughest conditions and provide our customers with reliable performance.
The Diablo - 2019 to 2013 RAM Trucks
The Storm - 2017 to 2022 Ford F250/F350 Crew Cab
The Thunder - 2021 to 2023 Ford F150/Raptor
Time To Go Home
Utah is always a blast. Due to some weather changes, we cut the trip a night short and opted for a hotel near Grand Junction We encourage you to go check it out if you haven't! Be sure to check out the YouTube Video going live with this blog post, it's a fun one. You will see some of our newest products, some prototype stuff and all the trucks putting in some work.