Introduction to Off Road Driving Skills

This Expedition has a seat time of roughly three hours, where we enhance your knowledge of personal gear, help you become more familiar with your vehicle, and improve your communication skills on the radio and trail while arming you with the basics of Trail Navigation, Terrain Navigation, and Recovery Training. The location will allow you to have plenty of free-ride time before and after the experience expedition where our friendly staff will be available an hour before and after the expedition to answer questions and work one-on-one with you, if you ask.

Experience Required: None
Seat Time: 3 hrs
Dates: TBA
Pricing: TBD
Expedition Overview:
General Knowledge
Trail & Terrain Navigation
Recovery Training

Topics this Expedition will cover
  1. Gear & Machine Introduction

    • Personal Gear

      • Helmet
      • Gloves
      • Shoes
      • First Aid Kit
      • Water
    • Vehicle Familiarity

      • Getting to Know your Machine
        • Basic Recovery Points
        • Lowest Clearance
        • Drivetrain Systems
        • Seat Belts
    • Radio/Trail Communication

      • Radio communication equipment
      • Effective use and best practices
      • Non-radio communications
  1. Trail Navigation

    • How to identify a trail

    • How to stay on trail

    • How to get back to trail / camp if you've lost your trail

  1. Terrain Navigation

    • identify & Navigate basic obstacles & various driving surfaces

  1. Recovery Training

    • How to use a Tow Strap

    • How to use a Jack

    • How to use a Winch

    • Recovery Safety Assessment

Preparing for Expeditions

What Should You Bring?

We want everyone to have a good time, but we also want everyone to be safe.

Besides bringing a registered UTV to the Experience Expeditions, as we DO NOT supply UTV’s for experience seekers, for all expeditions, we REQUIRE you to bring appropriate personal equipment and gear. We strongly recommend you bring the proper safety/emergency equipment; however, we won’t search your vehicle for it. Lastly, we have a list of suggested extras that you bring – just in case.

  1. Appropriate Personal Equipment and Gear:

    *required and suggested gear subject to event and location*
    • DOT Helmet
    • Goggles (when not using a full-face helmet)
    • Appropriate Shirt (long sleeve preferred, weather dependent)
    • Long Legged Pants
    • Sturdy Shoes / Boots (Above the Ankle preferred)
    • Gloves
  1. Proper Safety/Emergency Equipment:

    *required and suggested gear subject to event and location*
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Map / GPS / Mobile Phone
    • Radio
    • A Friend (preferably in their own UTV)
    • Tow Strap
    • First Aid Kit
    • Water
    • Trail Snacks
    • Flashlight w/ extra batteries
  1. Suggested Extras:

    *required and suggested gear subject to event and location*
    • Jumper Cables / Jump Box
    • Drive Belt (if applicable)
    • 12-volt Air Compressor
    • Lug Wrench
    • Jack
    • Spare Tire/Wheel
    • Extra Fuel
    • Small tool kit with any UTV specific tools, e.g. Belt Changing Tools