If you are thinking of booking an ATV adventure tour and have questions then look no further. We’ve compiled a list of the frequently asked questions we get when someone wants to book a tour with us.
How long as ATV & Jeep Adventure Tours been in business?
Our company, ATV & Jeep Adventure Tours, was started by Jim and Laurie Clay over 21 years ago, we were the first adventure tour company of this kind to operate in Southern Utah and still the #1 ATV tour company in Southern Utah. After Jim’s passing, the company was sold to our current owners, who are from northern Utah, and they are very familiar with the rental and tour business. Our company is fully staffed from the general manager to the shop person, with people who have lived and worked within our local community for years. We have grown leaps and bounds in the last year and have had a banner year to date giving adventures and making memories for our guests. We don’t just give a tour, we provide adventure tours.
How long are your adventure tours?
We have several different options for tour length.
We have a short teaser tour that is 3 hours long. This is great for people short on time.
A well rounded and very popular half day adventure that is 3 ½ to 4 hours in length.
And lastly, we have our full day tour that is typically 5 to 5 ½ hours.
What times are your adventure tours?
Tour departure times vary depending on the time of year and the tour you select. We have tours that leave earlier and go out later in the summer and the reverse for winter. We will do the best to find a departure time that suits your needs.
Where do we meet you?
We have the pleasure of being able to stage our adventure tours directly out of Sand Hollow State Park. With ATV & Jeep Adventure tours when you get on your ATV you’re on the dirt ready to play, there is no riding on the road to get to the trail to start you tour.
How old must you be to come on tour?
We say that there is not minimum or maximum age to have an adventure. If you have a smaller child that typically uses a car seat in your car, then you will need to bring it along for the ride. Your child must be property restrained in the car seat when the machine is running. Children under 7 years old must ride in a UTV side by side, not an ATV. There is no age limit to have a great time with us. We recently had a fantastic 92-year-old woman have the time of her life on an adventure with us!
How old must you be to drive a machine?
To be the driver of an ATV you must be 16 years old. Those under 18 years old also need a valid Drivers License.
To be the driver of a UTV side by side you do have to be 21 years old, no exceptions.
To be a driver and have a passenger on a 2-Up, 2-person ATV, you must be 18 years old.
Can we wear shorts and flip flops on our adventure tours?
No. For safety reasons you are required to wear long pants and closed toe protective footwear such as sneakers or boots. We cannot allow flip flops or sandals to be worn on any of our tours.
Do we need to bring our own water?
No. You are welcome to bring your own water bottle but our guides will be equipped with a cooler full of ice cold water and snacks for everyone.
Are there restrooms available during the tour?
No, the only restrooms are located where you begin the tour and our guides always remind everyone to visit the restroom before your tour begins.
Even while on tour, our guides are prepared for all situations so just let them know you need to use the restroom and they will advise you as to what to do.
What if the weather is bad and it is raining or looks like rain?
We ask that you still meet your guide 30 minutes before your tour time at the staging location at Sand Hollow State Park. You and your guide will decide if you want to go on your tour and if our guide feels it is safe. Our rain storms typically are very short and do not stick around for long. Our guides do carry rain gear with them just in case. Plus, it’s a blast to ride in the rain!
Can pregnant women go on our adventure tours?
No. Since it can be a bumpy ride at times we do not want to risk the safety and well-being of any pregnant woman or her child.
What happens if someone gets hurt?
We require all our guides to be fully trained in CPR and First Aid and carry first kits. Each guide carries a cell phone with them at all times. Our tours are always within cell phone range where a guide could call for help if they feel they cannot render adequate first aid.
Does everyone have to wear a helmet?
Yes. Safety is our first concern and we do provide DOT approved helmets for each guest. The guides will typically tell you if the key to the machine is in the off position then you can take off your helmet. We require helmets to be worn by everyone whenever they’re machines are running.
The most frequently asked question is…………..
Do we need to tip our guide?
Our guides work very hard to make sure everyone is safe and has an exceptional time. We do not require a gratuity but your guide will always appreciate the thoughtfulness of a guest expressing their appreciation for the hard work they do. Tip income goes a long way toward making guiding a viable career option.