ST. GEORGE – The Winter on the Rocks off-road event brings off-roaders together and builds awareness of at-risk wilderness trails.
Now in its third year, Winter on the Rocks draws hundreds of off-road enthusiasts from Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, California and other states to the trails of Washington County.
“It’s for a good cause as well as a good time,” said Kelly Jensen, marketing director for the Utah 4×4 Club.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Utah Shared Access Alliance, Take Back Utah, and the Blueribbon Coalition. Each of these nonprofit organizations advocates responsible use of recreational land by the public and helps fight closure of these areas.
“The purpose of our event is to promote open public lands,” Jensen said. “We are in a constant fight to keep thousands of trails from being closed and deemed wilderness for only a few to use.”
Participants in Winter on the Rocks 2012 will gather at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Jan. 27 and 28. The twelve scenic trails featured during the event are south of Sand Hollow State Park and east of Washington Fields and range from the tame Milt’s Mile to the challenging Nasty Half.
Both novice and experienced drivers with rigs of any type are encouraged to attend.
For registration information and more, visit www.winterontherocks.com