Table Mesa AZ

Group Courses

Group courses are held in the the rugged Table Mesa area, just north of Phoenix, Arizona. Barlow Adventures operates as a permitted Outfitter/Guide on the roads and trails of the BLM, and is a member of and advocate for the Tread Lightly! Program.


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Explorers Course

This comprehensive hands-on lesson includes basic preparation, 4wd driving techniques, trail etiquette and basic recovery procedures in a variety of terrain and obstacle types. Learn how to read trails and analyze obstacles. Learn how to anticipate how your vehicle is going to react in different circumstances. Perfect for the outdoor recreation-oriented driver who wants to use 4wd to explore and enjoy the backcountry responsibly. Vehicle requirements: 31” or taller tires, skid plates, recovery points.

Starting at $250
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Recovery Course

Recovery Course with hands on training for safe and effective use of winch, Hi-lift and straps. Vehicle requirements: Any stock 4wd ok

Starting at $250 per vehicle
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Adventurers Course

For those who have previously had some 4x4 training, build on the fundamental skills with more advanced techniques for traction, line analysis, trip planning, and recovery. This course is more demanding of both driver and vehicle—pinstriping and a skid plate work out are likely, so discussing your specific experience and vehicle set-up with an instructor is required before you book this. Though strenuous, the emphasis is safety and responsible trail use. Vehicle requirements: Non-stock rigs with 33” or taller tires on 2-doors, 35" or taller tires on 4-doors, skid plates, recovery points, lift, traction device recommended.

Starting at $250 per vehicle
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3-Day Trail Leader Package

This comprehensive 3-course package is recommended for those interested in learning how to successfully lead 4wd excursions. The Explorers Course and Recovery Course are included with our new Intro to Trail Leading Course at a special package price so that even experienced participants can observe the teaching techniques that will strengthen their skills as a trail leader.

Day-1: Explorers Course
Day-2: Recovery Course
Day-3: Intro to Trail Leading
This new course is designed for those who have 4wd experience and are interested taking their skills to the next level, leading groups on 4wd excursions. Whether you want to just lead friends or pursue a career as a commercial guide, this course will look at the many facets necessary to successfully lead a trip, and hands on practice in group logistics and common challenges. Course is conducted on trail, not classroom lecture. By participating in the Explorers Course and the Recovery Course, even if you have already attended those courses or possess those skills, you can observe the teaching techniques that will strengthen your skills as a trail leader. Intro to Trail Leading is available only as part of the 3-Day Trail Leader Package.

Starting at $595 per person
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3-Day Arizona Adventure

Three days of wheeling and training in classic Arizona terrain. The first two days will incorporate training in 4wd principles, including vehicle prep, picking a line, power management, safety and ethics, similar to our full training courses, but with more emphasis on enjoying the trail, rather than just strictly training.

Day 1: Moderate trail suitable for capable stock rigs, like Jeep Wranglers. Similar to our Explorers Course.
Day 2: Adventurous rock crawling trail, suitable for 4wd with at least one axle lock and larger-than-stock tires (speak to an instructor for questions about your rig). Similar to the Adventurers Course.
Day 3: Recovery Course with hands on training for safe and effective use of winch, Hi-lift and straps. Actual rollover recovery demo with our Toyota 4-Runner “Candy!"

3-day package starting at $575 per vehicle
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Custom Private Courses

Balrow Adventures also offers private, custom 4WD instruction at Table Mesa near New River, AZ. Private courses are available on a flexible schedule and location calendar. Our instructor will lead you through the wide variety of terrain and obstacle types that this diverse desert area offers.

Private full-day $895


Please call our Sedona location at (928) 282-8700 or submit the form below to inquire about custom private 4wd training in Table Mesa

Table Mesa 4WD Courses