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Barlow Adventures offers a variety of 4×4 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 4×4 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.

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4WD Trips and Training

2023 TRIPS AND TRAININGS CALENDAR

FEB 26 - MAR 4

Glamis: 7-Day Rebelle Rally Training

Glamis: 7-Day Rebelle Rally Training

Rebelle Rally-inspired training for beginner to intermediate desert and sand dune driving and navigation (with 3-, 4- or 7-day options).
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APR 23

Prairie City: Recovery COURSE

Prairie City: Recovery COURSE

One day hands-on training for safe and effective use of winch, Hi-lift and straps.
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MAY 7

Prairie City: Recovery COURSE

Prairie City: Recovery COURSE

One day hands-on training for safe and effective use of winch, Hi-lift and straps.
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MAR 18

Table Mesa: Explorers COURSE

Table Mesa:
Explorers COURSE

One day hands-on class covers 4wd driving techniques, trail etiquette and basic recovery procedures.
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APR 26 -30

Moab: Train the TRAINERS COURSE

Moab: Train the TRAINERS COURSE

Five-day course includes three days training with seasoned 4wd trainers on HOW to train and two days of hands-on teaching actual students.
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MAR 19

Black Canyon: 201 Intermediate 4WD course

Black Canyon: 201 Intermediate 4wd

The perfect progression if you have already taken our Explorers Course and are looking for a little more adventure.
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APR 28 -30

Moab: 3-Day 4WD Training

Moab: 3-Day 4WD Training

Enjoy three days on Moab’s famous trails learning 4wd techniques with I4WDTA Certified Master Trainer, Nena Barlow.
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APR 22

Prairie City: Explorers COURSE

Prairie City: Explorers COURSE

One day hands-on class covers 4wd driving techniques, trail etiquette and basic recovery procedures.
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MAY 6

Prairie City: Explorers COURSE

Prairie City: Explorers COURSE

One day hands-on class covers 4wd driving techniques, trail etiquette and basic recovery procedures.
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FEB 26 - MAR 4

Glamis: 7-Day Rebelle Rally Training

Glamis: 7-Day Rebelle Rally Training

Rebelle Rally-inspired training for beginner to intermediate desert and sand dune driving and navigation (with 3-, 4- or 7-day options).
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MAR 18

Table Mesa: Explorers COURSE

Table Mesa:
Explorers COURSE

One day hands-on class covers 4wd driving techniques, trail etiquette and basic recovery procedures.
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MAR 19

Black Canyon: 201 Intermediate 4WD course

Black Canyon: 201 Intermediate 4wd

The perfect progression if you have already taken our Explorers Course and are looking for a little more adventure.
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APR 22

Prairie City: Explorers COURSE

Prairie City: Explorers COURSE

One day hands-on class covers 4wd driving techniques, trail etiquette and basic recovery procedures.
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APR 23

Prairie City: Recovery COURSE

Prairie City: Recovery COURSE

One day hands-on training for safe and effective use of winch, Hi-lift and straps.
Learn More

APR 26 -30

Moab: Train the TRAINERS COURSE

Moab: Train the TRAINERS COURSE

Five-day course includes three days training with seasoned 4wd trainers on HOW to train and two days of hands-on teaching actual students.
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APR 28 -30

Moab: 3-Day 4WD Training

Moab: 3-Day 4WD Training

Enjoy three days on Moab’s famous trails learning 4wd techniques with I4WDTA Certified Master Trainer, Nena Barlow.
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MAY 6

Prairie City: Explorers COURSE

Prairie City: Explorers COURSE

One day hands-on class covers 4wd driving techniques, trail etiquette and basic recovery procedures.
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MAY 7

Prairie City: Recovery COURSE

Prairie City: Recovery COURSE

One day hands-on training for safe and effective use of winch, Hi-lift and straps.
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Summer 2023

RUBICON: 3-DAY ADVENTURE

JUNE 20-22 | JUNE 27-29
JULY 12-14 | JULY 18-20
AUGUST 8-10 | August 15-17

RUBICON: 3-Day Adventure

Enjoy three days of wheeling and two nights of camping on the famous Rubicon Trail.
Gorgeous High Sierra scenery, entertaining history, and demanding 4-wheeling make this a bucket-list trip for any serious Jeeper.
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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 4×4 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
  • 4×4 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 4×4 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 4×4 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 4×4 skills on trails from mild to wild! All skill levels welcome. Use your own capable 4×4 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 4×4 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.