Author: Barlow Adventures Media Team

3-Day Rubicon Trip: 7/19/22 – 7/21/22

3-Day Rubicon Trip: 7/19/22 - 7/21/22

Location: Georgetown, CA

Date: Tuesday, July 19 to Thursday, July 21, 2022

Description: Enjoy three days wheeling and two nights 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. We keep these trips to five vehicles or less to ensure personal attention and an enjoyable pace, led by 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, with 9 years as a commercial guide and trainer for Barlow Adventures. 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. 

Vehicle requirements (INCLUDE capability, tire size, armor, etc.): Jeep Wrangler or similarly capable rig with minimum 35-inch tires, 4L, at least one locker, recovery points front and rear, sliders strongly recommended. Factory skid plates ok. No RTTs.

Course Requirements: Register in advance. Participants must be 18 or older. Work gloves, etc.

Course length: 3 day, 2 nights

Use your vehicle: $2,650 with your own pre-approved 4x4 (1-2 people, additional charge for 3 or more)

Use a Barlow Jeep: $4,750 with a Barlow Jeep (1-2 people, additional charge for 3 or more)

Cancellation Policy: Full payment is required to book a trip. Cancellation policy: 60 days or more notice is a 75% refund. 30 days or more notice is a 50% refund. Less than 30 days notice extends no refund. No refunds for unused portions of the trip. Please consider buying trip insurance, or booking with a credit card that provides you this service.


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3-Day Rubicon Trip: 6/21/22 – 6/23/22

3-Day Rubicon Trip: 6/21/22 - 6/23/22

Location: Georgetown, CA

Date: Tuesday, June 21 to Thursday, June 23, 2022

Description: Enjoy three days wheeling and two nights 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. We keep these trips to five vehicles or less to ensure personal attention and an enjoyable pace, led by 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, with 9 years as a commercial guide and trainer for Barlow Adventures. 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. 

Vehicle requirements (INCLUDE capability, tire size, armor, etc.): Jeep Wrangler or similarly capable rig with minimum 35-inch tires, 4L, at least one locker, recovery points front and rear, sliders strongly recommended. Factory skid plates ok. No RTTs.

Course Requirements: Register in advance. Participants must be 18 or older. Work gloves, etc.

Course length: 3 day, 2 nights

Use your vehicle: $2,650 with your own pre-approved 4x4 (1-2 people, additional charge for 3 or more)

Use a Barlow Jeep: $4,750 with a Barlow Jeep (1-2 people, additional charge for 3 or more)

Cancellation Policy: Full payment is required to book a trip. Cancellation policy: 60 days or more notice is a 75% refund. 30 days or more notice is a 50% refund. Less than 30 days notice extends no refund. No refunds for unused portions of the trip. Please consider buying trip insurance, or booking with a credit card that provides you this service.


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Moab: Lockhart Basin Guided Trip 5/7/22-5/922

Lockhart Basin 3-day Expedition

Location: Moab, Utah

Date: Saturday, May 7 to Monday, May 9, 2022

Description: The Lockhart Basin Expedition is a training trip for the off-roader looking for a deep backcountry experience. Travel through some of the most remote and stunningly beautiful red rock desert in North America as you learn everything from proper driving techniques to manifold cooking to navigational skills and vehicle recovery.

This combination exploring/training trip includes the following:

  • Three days and two nights in Utah's rugged backcountry
  • Expert 4wd training through a variety of terrains
  • Navigation training
  • Vehicle recovery (getting unstuck)
  • Vehicle readiness
  • Manifold cooking and meal preparation

Vehicle requirements: Jeep Wrangler or similarly capable high-clearance rig with minimum 33″ tires, 4L, recovery points front and rear. Factory skid plates ok. 

Course Requirements: Register in advance. Participants must be 18 or older. Work gloves, etc.

Course length: 3-days

Use your vehicle: $1295 per vehicle, 1-2 people (an instructor will talk to you about your rig), price includes taxes.

Additional guests: $95 (3rd guest + in same vehicle)

Cancellation Policy: 14 days notice 50% refund, Less than 14 days non-refundable


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4WD Recovery Course: Prairie City, CA 4/10/22

Prairie City CA - 4WD Recovery Course

Location: Prairie City, CA

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022

Description: 4wd Recovery Course with hands-on training for safe and effective use of the most common recovery gear in the most common stuck situations. Includes winching, Hi-lift, and various ropes and straps. Bring your own gear or practice with ours. Perfect for the outdoor recreation-oriented driver who wants to use 4wd to explore and enjoy the backcountry responsibly.

Vehicle requirements: Any 4wd. 

Course Requirements: Register in advance. Participants must be 18 or older. Work gloves, etc.

Course length: 6-7 hours

Use your vehicle: $350 per vehicle

Additional guests: $95

Cancellation Policy: 14 days notice 50% refund, Less than 14 days non-refundable

Quantity available for registration: 8 vehicles (6 private, 2 rental)

Note: You might also be interested in the Explorers Course on the preceding day, Saturday, April 9th.


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4WD Explorers Course: Prairie City, CA 4/9/22

Prairie City CA - 4WD Explorers Course

Location: Prairie City, CA

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022

Description: 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: Jeep Wrangler or similarly capable rig with minimum 31″ tires, 4L, recovery points front and rear. Factory skid plates ok. Stock vehicles welcome. 

Course Requirements: Register in advance. Participants must be 18 or older. Work gloves, etc.

Course length: 6-7 hours

Use your vehicle: $350 per vehicle

Additional guests: $95

Cancellation Policy: 14 days notice 50% refund, Less than 14 days non-refundable


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Sedona and Moab are NOT alike

Although we operate Jeep rentals stores in both Moab and Sedona, and the rental requirements are the same, the capacity for groups and adventure is vastly different.

Sedona has always been more like a National Park than a recreation area, with limited trails, high concentration of visitors, and busy year-round, but even more so lately. Sedona is NOT for people who are looking for adventurous driving experiences and the sport of offroading. What few trails we have are geared towards showing you amazing scenery, archaeology and natural history--great for picnics and photos, poor for driving adrenalin challenges.

If driving adventure is what you are seeking, Moab is your place, not Sedona. In Moab, we are also permitted to offer full 4wd training and guide services from beginning to advanced driving and recovery.

For Sedona, we have updated our requirements in order to do our part to minimize trail congestion as well as streamline the rental process for our guests.

1. Two Jeep limit per party. There are very few trails in Sedona that are practical for multi-vehicle parties, due to width, general usage, and parking. For permitted events and special destination needs like weddings, we will consider larger parties. It is critical to us that drivers are able to stay within the existing footprint of the trails, and respect the limitations of the trails.

2. Due to limited Jeep rental availability, and for your convenience when you arrive to pick up your Jeep, we require the declarations page from your auto insurance policy before we  confirm your reservation.

Thank you to our wonderful customers for continuing to respect the rare and precious trails that we have in Sedona!

Comparison:

Sedona
Day trip distance from Phoenix
Known for spas, art galleries, and healing centers
Hiking capital of the U.S.
Small, minimal parking trailheads

Moab
Destination travellers, no major cities nearby
Known for mountain biking, 4-wheeling, rock climbing and rafting
Jeep capital of the world
Many developed 4wd trailheads with ample parking

2021 Rental Requirements Have Changed

2021 Rental Requirements Update

If you have ANY questions about our rental requirements before requesting a reservation, PLEASE call our staff! We are happy to help make your trip as smooth as possible. 928-282-8700

  • Appointments only – call or request online!
  • Auto insurance declarations page required to confirm reservation

Make your Jeep rental appointment by calling: 928-282-8700, or request online. Due to hot summer days and staff shortages, our store hours are adjusted to our scheduled appointments. If you just stop by the store without an appointment, you may find it closed for downtime.

Please send us your required auto insurance declaration page by phone pic or email scan as soon as you request a reservation in order to confirm your reservation and to minimize your check-in time. See here for details.

We are utilizing social distancing and open air service at our locations. If you would like our staff to wear masks in your presence, please do not hesitate to ask.

In Sedona, note that we have a two Jeep limit per party, in order to avoid trail congestion. Weddings and special destination permitted events may receive an exception--call for details: 928-282-8700.

We support responsible recreation! Please ask us if there is anything we can do to help you enjoy our trails respectfully.

Sedona Sustainable 4WD Day

Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2021

Apply to be one of eight people selected to join us for a special Earth Day 4wd course! We are looking to train a few people who can be ambassadors to help us spread education and awareness of responsible 4wd techniques that preserve trails, respect multiple access, engage other users in a positive way, and do our part every time we are on trails. Spend the day with Nena Barlow on some rugged 4wd backroads of the gorgeous Sedona area.

This hands-on course will cover 4wd driving techniques, trail etiquette and basic recovery procedures that respect the terrain, as well as look at the interests of other users, like UTV’s, non-motorized bikers and hikers, campers, and ranchers.

Perfect for the outdoor recreation-oriented driver who wants to use 4wd to explore and enjoy the backcountry responsibly, and help raise awareness of sustainable practices for all users.

How to apply:

  1. Meet the vehicle and course requirements listed below
  2. Apply by emailing events@barlows.us no later than March 19, 2021. Tell us:
    a) Your name and phone number (your info will NOT be shared)
    b) Your vehicle description, and photo of it
    c) The reason you want to take this course
  3. Post this on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter feed, using the hashtag #Sustainable4WD

Chosen applications will be announced on Tuesday, March 22.


Vehicle requirements:

1. Jeep Wrangler or similarly capable rig with minimum 31″ tires, 4L, recovery points front and rear. Factory skid plates ok. Stock vehicles welcome.
2. Must be registered and insured as a street legal automobile.

Course Requirements:

1. Participants must be 18 or older, with valid drivers license and insurance.
2. No children or pets.
3. Additional guests must be approved and registered in advance.
4. Participants must be in physical condition capable of walking up and down steep hills in loose terrain, standing or walking for 20-30 minutes, and operating outdoors in dust,  heat or cold, wind or possible rain for 8 hours.

Recommended gear: Work gloves, long pants and tough closed-toe shoes, lunch and water. Arrive with a nearly full tank of gas, and a functioning spare tire.

Course length: 7-8 hours

Fee: None! This is a free course to those who are selected.

Cancellation Policy: 14 days notice is urgently requested.

Itinerary: 9 am meet time near Sedona AZ. (Location will be disclosed to registered participants). Finish approximately 4 pm.

Insurance requirements to rent a Barlow Jeep

One of the most confusing things about renting a Jeep from us is our insurance verification requirement. We require that you provide proof of your own full coverage personal auto policy. Barlow’s does not sell collision coverage, like big rental car companies do. You are responsible for any damages to the Jeep while it is under rental contract to you, so we have found that it is best for us all to make sure you have the coverage you need before you take the Jeep. We understand that insurance coverage is confusing. The information needed is not usually found on your standard-issue ID card—we need your declarations page from your policy. What we are looking for is that you have liability, comprehensive and collision coverage that will cover you in a rented automobile with a minimum replacement value of US$50,000.
Since this process can take time, we strongly recommend that you send us your documents by email in advance. This will both minimize the time it takes for you to pick up the Jeep when you get to the store, and avoid disappointment if you don’t have the coverages at that moment.

Another important point: as a rule, we can only accept commercial coverage for corporate rental contracts arranged in advance, with enough time to have the appropriate certificate issued to us.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions. Happy trails!

Team 4 Corners Announces New Truck and Navigator

Sedona Arizona: As the October 8 start date of the Rebelle Rally rapidly approaches, Nena Barlow and Ram Truck announce the 2020 team navigator role and reveal the truck with which the rally team will compete this year.

Tana White competed in both the 2016 and 2019 Rebelle Rallies.

Team 4 Corners, the Rebelle Rally team partnership between Nena Barlow and Ram Truck, is proud to announce that Tana White will jump into the role of navigator. The planned navigator, Chris Mayne of Paris, France, must step out for the 2020 Rebelle Rally due to current travel restrictions to and from France. Fortunately for the team, Tana is a seasoned Rebelle Rally navigator, willing and available to step in at this late stage of rally preparation.

Tana comes to the team with two previous Rebelle Rallies under her belt, including the inaugural 2016 rally. Tana hails from Cashmere, Washington, where she lives with her husband, Brad, and their twin boys, and has been active outdoors her whole life with four-wheeling, camping and hiking. She works as an occupational therapist and clinical manager and is a repeated Ram Truck owner. She defines her motto as “Life is too short to be controlled by ‘what if’ and ‘if only’.”

Team 4 Corners is also announcing plans to pilot a Hydro Blue 2020 Power Wagon from Ram Truck. The Power Wagon is the heavy-duty off-road model based on the Ram 2500, weighing in at 7,300 pounds, with 410 hp, 429 lb-ft of torque, and total length of 239 inches, which will likely make it the largest thing on the course this year

“I am always excited to drive any of the extremely capable and comfortable offroad Ram Trucks in the Rebelle Rally. Each has its advantages, and it’s fun to show what any of these full-size trucks can do, exactly how they are available from the dealer lot” says Barlow.

The 2020 Ram Power Wagon is built for heavy-duty use in any terrain.

Barlow and White are taking aim at the Bone Stock Award, a special award that goes to the highest scoring team driving a vehicle in completely stock factory condition. In previous years of the rally, Barlow drove a 2016 Ram Rebel, 2017 Ram Power Wagon, and 2019 Ram Rebel, bringing home the Bone Stock Award in two of those three years.

The Rebelle Rally will take place next month from Lake Tahoe, California, to Glamis, California. It is an off-road navigation-based competition, travelling about 2,000 km in seven days, using only map and compass, no GPS. More than 40 teams, all women, drive production vehicles seeking checkpoints across the deserts of Nevada and California.

More Information

For more information on the Rebelle Rally, visit www.RebelleRally.com
Follow the rally live from October 8-17 on:
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkB_ewwStrvi4BimVrYhpyw
Live tracking on the rally website: https://www.rebellerally.com/live-tracking/

To follow Team 4 Corners, rally team #129:
Facebook: @4CornersRallyTeam

Instagram: @4CornersRallyTeam

Tana, with her husband, Brad, their twin sons, and their 2017 Ram 3500.