Your opportunity to get behind the wheel of our 4×4 vehicles and head off road for an exciting, challenging drive in the mountains or desert just outside San Diego.
Available trails for this experience
Our guides have been tackling the local mountain and desert trails for years to determine the best suited for sharing with others. Here is our favorite that we can explore in just a few hours.
Border Mountain Trail
From this rolling, rumpled peak encompassed in the Otay Wilderness, you will enjoy some of the best bi-national views peering as far as 115 miles north into the United States and nearly as far into Mexico. Few places in the U.S. can you attain such a complete view of Tijuana.
- 4×4 Capable Jeep with gear for driver and up to 4 passengers
- Guide-led trip lasting 3-4 hours with stops at various way-points
- Souvenir gift related to activity
You will be met by your guide and given a walk-around of the vehicle you will be driving, including all safety, communications and recovery features.
A trail briefing will precede departure and we will travel to the selected trailhead by way of highways and public streets/access roads.
Once on trail, you will be in communication with your guide and any other vehicles traveling in your party via radios mounted in each vehicle.
There will be scenic stops and other way-points your guide will lead to you to, offering time for photos, rest and refreshments.
Shuttle pickup is offered
We pickup at all downtown hotels, AirBnB’s, houses, and apartments.
9:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM
Shuttle pick-up is offered for this experience.
Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A maximum of 5 people per vehicle
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
We go rain, shine or snow. We take your credit card information at the time of the reservation to uphold the cancellation policy. We run at capacity most of the season and turn away others to hold the space for you. We reserve the space for you and you in turn agree to pay for the trip. There will be no charge if we are advised of the cancellation at least eight days prior to the trip, as we are generally able to resell your space to others.
Within 7 days of the trip: We will make our best effort to resell your space to others, however, if we’re unable to do so, you will be charged as though you are on the trip. This includes canceling for last minute medical emergencies.
If you do not show up on the day of your trip: Because we turn away others to hold the space for you, and drivers/guides are prearranged based on your being on the trip, these costs cannot be recouped and therefore, you will be charged as though you are on the trip. Thank you for understanding.
Please Note: If roads are closed due to weather conditions or other closures, we reserve the right to substitute an alternate route.
Leave the city and beaches behind as you climb the rugged terrain of San Diego’s mountain ranges or wind through the trails of Cleveland National Forest.
We will navigate high, steep climbs and heart-pounding descents, while taking in some of the most beautiful country around, all with the feeling of confidence and safety.