Dates: Oct 12th -15th 2023
Duration: Baja North 4 days, 3 nights
Route: Tecate to Horse Power Ranch, Meling Rch, Ensenada, end back in Tecate
Terrain: Pine forests, gravel roads, beach sand driving, mountain crossing, occasional HWY,
Cost: $2800.00 per customer owned UTV with 2 people. No Refunds
Deposit is $1000.00
Final Payment is due 30 days before.
Trip Itinerary " Búsqueda del Tesoro"
Meetup time is 7 am in Tecate at our secure parking lot (address will be emailed to you after registration and payment).
Day 1 - Approximately 145 miles. We have planned a fun first day to explore from Tecate to Ojos Negros. Starting in the pine forests in the mountains of Tecate (Sierra De Juarez), trails run in every which way and all have some amazing treasures to be found. This is definitely an exploration day with some of the most beautiful trails and scenic sights to see in Northern Baja. We will be exploring a good part of the day in the pine forests before we head into Ojos Negros for lunch and fuel. If time permits, we can visit the fast-paced jumps of Ojos for some great pictures and videos before making our way to the hotel.
Our destination for Day one will be the beautiful Horse Power Ranch in Ensenada. When we arrive, we will enjoy an amazing dinner and drinks while reminiscing about the trails from the day.
Day 2 - Approximately 150 miles. The next morning will start bright and early with a group breakfast at HPR, then back on the trail for Day 2. From HPR, we will head towards the Sierra Juarez mountain range for some sideways drifting and fast-paced trails. We will be climbing in elevation as we weave through the mountains once again. After several rights, lefts, and cattle guards, the trails will open up and become smooth and fast-paced, often used by Baja race organizations. This will give you a great idea of what some of the race terrain is like. The route will run about 75 miles to Valle La Trinidad, and just before you drop out onto the highway, the famous Goat Trail will need to be navigated. At first, it may seem very overwhelming with giant rocks and off-camber drops, but this is where you'll put your trust into your UTV and let it do all the work.
As we go through Valle La Trinidad, we will top off the tanks with fuel and grab a quick snack at the local OXXO before heading up to Mike's Sky Ranch, but only for a checkpoint, as we'll keep pressing on over the summit to Rancho Meling for night 2. The terrain will be slower and more technical but very doable.
Day 3 - Approximately 150 miles. The next morning, waking up to the roosters making a lot of noise, we'll grab a bite to eat fresh from the ranch and be on our way. The chosen trail for the day will be heading down to the Pacific, taking some less-used trails. From Meling Rancho to Camalu, the trails can be quite challenging but also very fun. At times, you'll have to take it nice and slow as we navigate over rocks, washes, and extremely tight turns. Eventually, we'll reach HWY 1 for fuel and lunch. From Camalu, the route points north, and today we ride along the Pacific Ocean most of the way up to Ensenada. This 80-mile section is amazing and has everything Baja has to offer - hard-packed trails, beaches, and occasional silt baths are common on this route. We'll end the day at the Estero Beach Hotel in Ensenada for the night.
Day 4 - Approximately 100 miles. Leaving the Estero Beach Hotel and driving through the city of Ensenada back up to the mountains, we will be making our way north, back up to Tecate, and enjoying some wide-open, fast pine forest trails. Talk about fun! This route is approximately 90 miles off-road and will take us once again from Ojos Negros to Tecate. We will stop for our famous group picture, then head to the border crossing in Tecate. We'll say our final goodbyes to Baja and cross back over the border into the USA. Mission Accomplished. Safe, sound, and with lots of great memories of our trip!
This four-day Baja UTV Adventure will leave you counting the days until your next Baja experience!
We understand you might have your unique question so please fell free to contact us directly. We'd love to answer any question you have.
Trip Includes -
- Guided trails from the border every step of the way
-The entire course has been pre run and mapped so that you will be able to view the trail on your Lowrance GPS unit. See GPS Usage page (click here)
- Hotel accommodations for all nights
- Breakfast and dinners, all nights
- Unsurpassed trail support. With our mechanics on the trail your mechanical problem is a thing of the past.
- A lead UTV will guide the group. The lead UTV will radio back any potential hazards that you may encounter along the way.
- A sweep support UTV, that hold parts and tools for almost any trail breakdowns, will ensure that everyone gets to their destination.
- On the trail Mechanics that will handle any issues that might pop up. These mechanics, or “Baja Ninjas” as we call them, are truly amazing to have along.
- Parts: Please remember there are several different models and manufactures of UTV’s all requiring different parts. Off the Grid does carrie some parts but not all. We recommend you bring any spare parts necessary for your UTV. These parts will be carried on the chase trucks. We do recommend you carry spare belts, rear axels, and communally used parts for your manufacture of UTV.
- The Chase trucks hold a multitude of tools, welders, parts, wheels and tires as well as emergency fuel and medical equipment baring any insentient along the way.
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What are you responsible for?
You are responsible for just a few things on this amazing journey.
Snacks and drinks. You are responsible for snacks along the way. You will also want to bring plenty of bottled water and beverages for consumption while out on trail. Please make sure everything is secured.
Gas. We will be stopping for gas on several occasions, which you will be responsible for purchasing. On some expeditions additional gas will need to be carried. We will notify you via pre event email if you need to carry the additional 5 to 10 gallons of gas.
Lunches and chase refueling. Off the GRID Expeditions will pay for the lunches and chase truck fuel as most lunches are on trail or supplied by the chase team. At the end of the trip the total amount of is divided evenly amongst the number of UTV's and paid back to us.
Cash, small bills. Please make sure you have cash. Most gas stations do take credit cards but not all them. Recommended amount for a full peninsula trip is $3000.00 and $1500.00 for 4 day trips
Passports and Drivers licenses. You will need you passport to enter back into the USA.
Insurance. You will need insurance for your UTV. We will provide the link to the insurance company after you have signed up. There is a discount rate set up.
** Special Note: Absolutely no illegal drugs or guns are allowed in Baja. Prescription Drugs need to have valid documents with them.
$2600.00 - includes 2 participants (Driver and Passenger)
All accommodations for 4 days and 3 nights, including breakfast and dinner.
Logistics/GPS mapping. Trail support w/ mechanics. Chase trucks and trailers. Mechanics and support staff.
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Off the GRID Expeditions, best know for their extreme multi day - multi mile UTV tours, has grown into one of the most critically acclaimed tour operators in Baja. Perhaps best known for their off the beaten path- aka (off the grid)- fast passed adventures and luxurious destinations, you simply just can’t find this in a tour book. This company is as real as it gets!
First class tier one tour operators guide you every mile while certified mechanics and paramedics bring up the tail end of the pack. Fully outfitted Ford Chase trucks are in constant communication with MSAT satellite radios and are completely stocked with parts, tools, trailers and ice cold beverages. The crew call themselves the Baja Pirates, but don’t be fooled -these are true professionals and their passion for operating the premier off road tour business in Baja really shows.
The average tour is 3 to 4 days and over 600 miles. Some 8 day tours go beyond the 1700 mile range. The terrain changes day to day or even hour to hour as you wind your way back and forth down the Baja peninsula. Even with the adrenaline pumping, off-road driving, we still plan time to stop and enjoy the remote hidden treasures of what only years of exploring Baja shows. Crossing the peninsula from the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Cortez almost a dozen times, we really get to experience this truly majestic land and the people. It’s no surprise this company is loved by the locals. If you are the off road adventurous type and are looking for a trip that will leave you with stories for 10 life times then this is it. The adventure white knuckle driving, the camaraderie, the destinations and the crew aka Baja Pirates that will truly let you “explore beyond your limits” is what makes this the ultimate Off Road adventure package.
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