Originally Posted by nattybumppo
Many, if not most of us, camp at the Slickrock Campground, which will save $$$ over a hotel. There are several easier trails, like Chicken Corners (mostly a scenic dirt road), Dome Plateau (very easy with one short optional obstacle section), and Arches. If you stay at difficulty 4 or less, we should be able to coach you through anything there, and your confidence and skill will grow immensely.
We didn't have enough people interested to run Chicken Corner this year. I'm doing trail assignments today (guess it's tonight already :P).
But Porcupine Rim, Fins n Things, Elephant Hill, and Wipeout Hill are all great for n00bs from my perspective. I haven't run Dome Plateau myself yet but I have heard it is another good one for first-timers.
The thing I love about Cruise Moab is getting to hang out with 350 of my closest Cruiser friends from all over the country (world) that I only get to see once a year. This will be my 15th year.