Thank You for attending 2018 CruiserFest!

On behalf of the CruiserFest committee, the staff and leadership at the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum would like to thank you for helping to make the 2018 CruiserFest a success. Once Rocky Mountain Power brought the power grid back online, the day ran smoothly. Attendees stayed for extended periods and seemed to enjoy themselves, and overall, the day was a lot of fun. We had a good turnout for the Show ‘n Shine, the presentations were informative, the food was fantástico and the items donated by our generous sponsors for the opportunity drawing were impressive.

CruiserFest continues to grow every year, and it would not be possible without the assistance of our incredible volunteers and sponsors. We also want to thank those who traveled from long distances to attend the event and be a part of this amazing community. Connecting with friends, colleagues, and fellow adventurers is what makes CruiserFest so special each year.

We are looking forward to seeing you again next year. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 7, 2019. The event will be held in similar fashion to the last few years, as an open house hosted at the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum.

If there are small groups that would like to take a few extra days ahead of the 2019 CruiserFest to participate in a trail run, we would be happy to post information for you on the CruiserFest webpage. If you are interested it organizing and leading a small group please email Tobie Warner at

We encourage you to watch the CruiserFest webpage for updates regarding trail runs, event camping, and the event schedule as the date draws closer and any other information we feel our Land Cruiser community would benefit from in advance of the event.

Finally, if you enjoyed attending the 2018 CruiserFest, we ask that you please consider leaving the museum a review on Facebook, Google, Trip Advisor, or Yelp. By helping us spread the word about the museum, you are helping to bring the Land Cruiser community closer together. As a nonprofit organization, we are committed to serving those around us and sharing our collection and space with everyone.

11th Annual CruiserFest 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019    -    8AM-6PM
Land Cruiser Heritage Museum

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We Look forward to seeing you on    September 7th.

Location: Land Cruiser Heritage Museum
470 W. 600 S., SLC, UT 84101



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Land Cruiser Heritage Museum

470 West 600 South, Salt Lake City

Yellow: Traffic flow – Please be aware 500 S and 600 S are both one way streets.

Blue: Show & Shine Area

Green: Parking – If you’re parking on the street please observe all traffic laws




2018 Trail Rides

Swell to CruiserFest Trail Run - FULL 

Trail Run Leader: Kurt Williams –

The Swell to CruiserFest excursion will depart from the Green River, Utah area on the evening of Tuesday, September 4th. Our first night camp will have us in the scenic San Rafael Swell area west of Green River. We will spend Wednesday exploring and camping in the San Rafael Swell, Thursday making our way up to the high elevations of Skyline Drive camping among the pines that evening. On Friday we'll drop into Utah's West Desert where we'll continue our caravan to CruiserFest in Salt Lake City, arriving Friday evening. Route and itinerary may vary due to route and weather conditions. Attendees will receive email updates as the event nears.



Denver to CruiserFest Trail Run

Trail Run Leader: Daniel Markofsky –

Looking west from Denver the peaks of the Continental Divide are often snow capped late into summer. Beyond, in our mind’s eye we see passes, lakes, and streams unfolding for miles, covered in forests of aspen and evergreen, meadows heavy with wildflowers. The peaks of Colorado give way to deserts of Utah bearing names of legend, like Moab. The peaks of Utah rise to the Wasatch Front, and the eastern face of Salt Lake City. Among the many attractions of Salt Lake City is the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, and once again, Denver is going to CruiserFest.

Years’ past, participants came from as far as Missouri and British Columbia. We joined as strangers in Denver and became friends by Salt Lake City.

The group will leave Denver after work on Wednesday September 5th and head to camp near the little-known Vermillion Bluffs area west of Craig CO. This will allow us to put down some pavement miles towards distant Salt Lake City and enjoy the remainder of the trip on dirt. We will make camp well after dark and be up with first light.

Your morning surroundings will amaze you as we will embark for two long days of glorious dirt roads, some small bits of pavement, Flaming Gorge dam, and onward through the Ashley National Forest across the north slope of the Uintah mountains, briefly darting in and out of Wyoming. Friday night we will camp close enough to downtown Salt Lake City to be able to arrive at the opening of CruiserFest.

Saturday night, exclusively for run participants, we are excited to announce “A Night At the Museum.” We’ll gather at the museum after dinner for movies and popcorn and a chance to lay out your bedroll for the night alongside your favorite rare Land Cruiser.

Sunday morning you are on your own, and typically a group convoys back to Denver on I-80.

Limited to the first 12 vehicles to commit. Commitments are being taken here, the Rising Sun web forum

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Women Drivers Trail Run - Duchesne to CruiserFest

Families welcome

Trail Run Leader: Sarah Sherk –

Trail Ride Limit: 10 vehicles

Women Drivers Run will gather Tuesday at Poverty Flats - Sarah’s Cabin - near Duchesne Utah. Families, husbands, and significant others are all welcome. Sometime we come with a lot of “baggage”.  This run is to encourage women off road drivers. Men should be prepared to sit in the passenger seat or bring a second vehicle.

Tuesday is a gathering day. We will spend the 1st night at Poverty Flats. There is running water but it doesn’t taste good. Conversations of the afternoon/evening around the campfire (hopefully) will include trail safety, driving, spotting, edict, basic maintenance, and primitive camping and cooking.

We will depart Wednesday morning for the Ashley National Forest and spend the 2nd night there. Thursday We will go down into 9 Mile Canyon to see some Petroglyphs. Driving out Argyle Canyon and into the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest where will we spend our 3rd night. Friday we will continue thru the Uinta-Wasatch- Cache N. F. over Squaw Peak road down into Provo Canyon and on to CrusierFest in Salt Lake City. Route and itinerary may vary due to route and weather conditions. Attendees will receive email updates as the event nears.

Contact Sarah (email above) to register for this awesome trail ride into CruiserFest 2018.  Trail Ride is limited to 10 vehicles.


2018 Campground Information

Reserved camping for CruiserFest 2018 will be available at the KOA, 1400 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.  Our friends at Expedition Utah have volunteered to reserve and administrate the camping arrangements for anyone attending the event.  Space is limited, please respond quickly.

Cost per night is $35 for one vehicle/tent and one person, each additional person is $3.

There will be plenty of parking and common space for vehicles and socializing.

Sites are reserved for Friday night September 7th, but you do have the option of adding Saturday night September 8th.  Payments are non-refundable.  Reserving a campsite secures you an option to join one of the incoming trail rides.

Please select the type of campsite you would prefer:

Option 1: If you are camping in a vehicle or a vehicle with a roof-top-tent, please reserve and pay here:

Option 2: If you are camping in a ground tent, please reserve and pay here:

About CruiserFest

CruiserFest is a gathering of off-road enthusiasts with a love for Toyota Land Cruisers. Come and be a part of this fraternal event. It’s fun to see and even more fun to participate. Check out the amazing collection of Cruisers, take a tour of the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, and check out the new additions to the collection. This fun-filled event is loaded with history, large tires, and a good time.



Special Thanks to our sponsors