Rubicon Trail


Guided Trips on the Rubicon

The Rubicon Trail is quite possibly the most famous Jeep trail on the planet. Originally a stagecoach road through the high Sierra Mountains, the “road” has become an iconic test of endurance and skill through breathtaking granite mountains – twelve miles that can take four days and provide memories that last a lifetime!

A Barlow’s certified trainer will guide you through the trail, and provide you with tips and tricks to build your 4-wheeling skills and help you learn all about the wonderful Rubicon Trail. Multi-day guided trips on the Rubicon are available seasonally from early July through early September. There are no facilities or accommodations anywhere on this primitive trail and no shortcuts out. Once you begin the trail, you are committed to run the entire length.

To learn more about vehicle requirements, click here.

For basic information on what to pack and what is provided, click here.

Participating drivers must be 18 years of age or older. Jeep rentals require 25 years of age or older, driver’s license, credit card, and full-coverage auto insurance in the renter’s name. Please email or call us if you have questions.


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Summer 2023


JULY 12-14 | JULY 18-20

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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Rubicon Guided Trips

Rubicon 3-Day Adventure

Experience the famous Rubicon Trail, under the friendly and experienced guidance of “Mr. Rubicon” Nick Cimmarusti. Nick is an internationally certified 4wd trainer and grew up working on The Rubicon Trail. Enjoy three days wheeling and two nights camping on the trail. Gorgeous High Sierra scenery, entertaining history, and demanding 4-wheeling make this a bucket-list trip for any serious Jeeper. We keep these trips to five vehicles or less to ensure personal attention and an enjoyable pace. Children must be 12 years of age or older. No pets. Departs from and returns to Georgetown, CA. Meals are provided on the trail. Camping equipment is available by advanced request.

$2,950 with your own pre-approved 4×4* (1-2 people)

$5,950 with a Barlow Jeep (1-2 people)

$650 additional guests

*Minimum vehicle modifications apply, click here for details or call us to discuss 928-282-8700.

2023 Scheduled Dates:
July 12-14 | July 18-20 | August 8-10

Call to Register 928-282-8700 (option 2)
or email:

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1-Day Rubicon Rockcrawling Course

Try out the trail and hone your skills!

What better place to learn rock crawling than on the trail that spawned the sport and gave its name to the most capable Jeep ever produced? Start out mild and gradually work your way up to bigger and bigger rocks, learning about how the vehicle works, and how to analyze terrain for yourself. Experience Wentworth Springs, Postpile, and Granite Bowl. Led by Barlow Adventures’ certified guide, Nick Cimmarusti.

*Minimum vehicle modifications apply, click here for details or call us to discuss 928-282-8700.

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Custom Private Rubicon Trips

Barlow Adventures also offers custom private guided group trips across this iconic trail. Each trip can be tailored to the needs of your particular group and trips generally cover 2-4 days on the trail with nightly camping under the stars. Simple guide service, or full trail support “glamping” may be arranged for your family or corporate group, team building or production crew. Rent super-capable Barlow Adventures Jeeps (vehicle transport costs apply), or bring your own modified rigs (by prior approval of an instructor).

Please call us at 928-282-8700 or submit the form below to inquire about a Rubicon Trip.

About the Rubicon Trail

The Rubicon Trail has a long and storied history. Beginning as an Indian trail across the High Sierra, it later evolved into an important east-west route between Lake Tahoe and the gold country around Georgetown, California. Used for transporting lumber and supplies for most of its history, the first motorized vehicle traversed the trail in 1908. Today, the Rubicon route is 22 miles of county road in El Dorado County, California, with 12 miles consisting of some of the most rugged and challenging 4-wheeling on Earth. The trail is a testing ground for Jeep, and their Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model is named for it.

For a complete history by the Rubicon Trail Foundation, click here.


Some Things You Should Know

Please call us at 928-282-8700 or
use the form to inquire about a Rubicon Trip.

Each of our guided Rubicon Trips is a custom, unique experience, and there are more details involved in planning a trip than can be covered easily on this website. For the fastest response, please fill out and submit the form above and a Barlow Adventures representative will contact you to discuss the specific needs of your group. Or you can call us toll free at 888-928-JEEP.

For more general information about our guided Rubicon Trips, please see this post covering Frequently Asked Questions.