4WD Trips and Training

Get Out There

Barlow Adventures offers a variety of 4x4 guide services and guided trips throughout the Southwest.  Nena Barlow, head of Barlow Adventures, is certified by the International 4WD Trainer Association. She and her handpicked roster of guides and instructors have the experience and expertise to get you through some of the most scenic and challenging Jeep trails on the planet. From scheduled group trips in Moab, to once-in-a-lifetime custom private expeditions on California's famed Rubicon Trail, Barlow Adventures can get you out there and back in safety and style.

Our guided trips and 4x4 training courses take place at different 4WD destinations throughout the year, varying by season, and making optimal use of the terrain that each locale has to offer. Choose your adventure by destination at right, or check the currently booking trips and training courses below.

Barlow Jeep School

Our acclaimed 4WD training courses help off-highway drivers achieve fundamental four-wheeling skills through hands-on experience, with the emphasis on safety, responsible 4-wheel drive practices, and ethical land use. Clients gain an awareness of the principles of 4x4 driving, and learn about the available resources for continuing to build skills and knowledge. This way, experience may be gained in a safe and fun manner, rather than by costly trial and error.

These are comprehensive off-road driving lessons, designed to provide education in all aspects of four-wheeling:

  • Safety
  • 4x4 driving techniques and vehicle dynamics
  • Recovery techniques
  • Trail etiquette & outdoor preparedness
  • Four-wheel drive route finding & navigation

Whether you are brand new to off-pavement driving or an experienced four-wheeler looking to hone your 4x4 driving skills with an expert on-hand, Barlow Adventures 4WD Training provides a step-by-step course for trail analysis and driving techniques. A good grasp of the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics and traction principles benefits all levels of off-road drivers. Our clients spend the majority of the lesson time behind the wheel—we believe the most effective way to learn is by hands-on experience.

Guide Services and Group Trips

Come along with us on a thrilling 4x4 adventure where YOU drive and follow the guide. A guided excursion combines expert navigation, spotting and safety preparedness with tales of the area’s natural history and legends to give you a deeper appreciation for the wild country around you. It's a great way to hone your 4x4 skills on trails from mild to wild! All skill levels welcome. Use your own capable 4x4 or rent a custom built Jeep from Barlow Adventures.

We offer seasonal guided group trips in Moab, UT, and on California's Rubicon Trail, but custom private trips through Colorado's Alpine Loop, Utah's greater canyon land's area, the Arizona Strip, and other destinations are also available. Custom private adventures can be a great way to test the capabilities of your own 4x4 rig, or Barlow Adventures can provide vehicles from its fleet of  custom-built, capable rental Jeeps (rental and transportation fees apply).

Barlow Adventures also offers location scouting, support services, and consulting for film and television production, corporate groups, and civil and military organizations. Please contact us for more information.