Dates: May 10th-13th 2024
Duration: Baja North 4 days, 3 nights
Route: Tecate to San Felipe, San Quintin, Ensenada, end back in Tecate
Terrain: Pine forests, gravel roads, beach sand driving, mountain crossing, occasional HWY,
Cost: $2600.00 per customer owned UTV with 2 people. No Refunds
Deposit is $1000.00
Final Payment is due 30 days before.
Trip Itinerary " El Coyote"
Meet up time is 3pm in Tecate at our secure paring lot (address will be emailed to you after registration and payment)
We are introducing a new ride format. On most of our traditional 4 Day Baja trips we leave at 7am and cross the Mexican Border. On this Baja adventure we'll be leaving at 4pm and crossing over the border. Remember, it's still day light savings in Cali so yes, we'll be running at night on the first day all other days we'll be staring in the AM... Over 500 miles of Baja’s finest trails and a wide range of scenic terrain, it will leave you breathless - The El Coyote, sharing one of the last true off road frontiers..
Day 1 - 100ish miles. With just a short Highway drive at dusk (approximately 5 miles), we will hit the dirt and be on the trail. The first trail leads us through the Sierra De Juarez mountain range. This is some of the most spectacular scenery in Baja in the day time but remember nightfall will be creeping up on us fast. From Pine forests to desert oasis, this route will not disappoint - fast drifting corners with an occasional "G"Out will keep you on your toes. With time permitting we'll take a detour and check out the Laguna Hanson deep in the pine forests. Our destination for Day/night 1 will be the beautiful Horse Power Ranch, in Ensenada. When we arrive we'll grab a quick bite to eat before catching up on some sleep.
Day 2 150ish 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, 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 to being 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 on to the Hwy the famous Goat Trail will need to be navigated. What at first looks very overwhelming with giant rocks, ruts off camber drops, 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 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 check up point 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 150ish miles.
The next morning waking up to the roosters making a shit ton 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 not so 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 HYW 1 for fuel and lunch. From Camalu the route points North and today we ride 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 100ish miles.
Leaving 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 offroad and will take us once again from Ojos Negros to Tecate. We stop for our famous group picture then head to the border crossing in Tecate. We'll say our final good byes 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 till 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 $2500.00
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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