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4-Day Rubicon Adventure

Monday, September 8, 2014 - Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Four days of 4x4 fun and three beautiful nights under the stars. Included with this trip:

  • Guided round-trip from Georgetown CA.
  • 2 nights hotel stay
  • 4 days use of a Barlow Customs Jeep
  • 2 persons per vehicle max
  • Max group size: 6 guests
  • All vehicle operating costs
  • Comfortable, clean camping equipment
  • Plenty of delicious food and beverages
  • Restaurant meals included at beginning and end of trip

Rubicon Tours Booking policy: Full payment required to book tour. 
Cancellation policy: 60 days or more notice is 75% refund. 30 days or more notice is 50% refund. Less than 30 days notice extends no refund. No refunds for unused portions of the trip.

Use a Barlow Jeep:
$2,850 per Jeep
$650 per additional person, same Jeep

Use your own approved 4x4 rig:
$1,950 per vehicle

$650 per additional person, same Jeep
Includes everything listed above - except vehicle and its operating cost.

Call 928.282.8700 if you wish to be placed on the waiting list for this trip.

This trip is the best way to thoroughly experience the famous Rubicon Trail. See the original entrance, including the fascinating Devil’s Post Pile, and have plenty of time to enjoy the many options the Rubicon has to offer. This trip is also great for first-time Rubicon trail goers, as it allows us to slowly work up to the gnarly rocks.

  • Day One: After a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast in Georgetown, we head out on the first leg of the trip, an easy 30 miles to Uncle Tom's Cabin - a historic stop for gold miners and mountain men since the 1860s. Then it's on to Wentworth Springs for lunch, equipment check, and final prep for the Rubicon. On the trail itself, we'll make about 1 mile the first day. That's not a typo. 1 mile. The terrain is insanely rough and you may not believe you can make it through, but you will. Then it's camp and dinner under starlit skies overlooking Granite Bowl and Loon Lake.
  • Day Two: After breakfast, its back on the trail for a day of incomparable 4WD challenges. First is Walker Rock, followed by a dozen more infamous obstacles. The trail grinds over granite slabs, past peaceful ponds and towering pines to our lunch stop at about mile 2. The goal for the day is 5 miles with a night camp at the beautiful Buck Island Lake.
  • Day Three: Breakfast, break camp and hit the trail for Rubicon Valley. Big Sluice is the major challenge of the morning - have your camera ready! It's a rocky granite roller-coaster from here to Rubicon Springs where a tourist hotel once stood near a small meadow. Lunch break by the cool pools of the Rubicon River before heading back the way we came for another night camp at Buck Island Lake. We try to arrive early enough to allow time for hiking, swimming and exploring of the area.
  • Day Four: It's breakfast and an early start for our last day on the trail. We ascend the final 4 miles back toward Loon Lake, stopping for lunch along the way. We finish the trail driving through the stunning 1.5 miles of the Granite Bowl and past the famous Gatekeeper where we air-up and check equipment before a leisurely drive back to Georgetown. Then it's one last dinner together in town before returning to the Rock Creek Inn for a shower and a good night's sleep.

An introductory dinner before the trip is included in the 4-Day Rubicon Adventure. For more information on camping and meals, please visit the Camping page. All participants will receive a complete itinerary and gear list before the trip. Check our What to Bring page for more info.

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