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All-Terrain Tours Information Page

All-Terrain Tour Descriptions

ATV/Hill Climb Buggy/Rock Crawler Tours


We offer three different guided tours:


1. The Ridge Runner Tour offers a quick tour of the property and highlights some of the trails.


ATV's: | 1 hour | $69 per person


Buggies: | 1 hour | $86 - 1st driver | $43 - 2nd driver/passenger | $25 - child/passenger | total cost for 2 people $129 (both occupants driving) | total cost for 2 people with 1 under 16 (or only 1 occupant driving) $111


Rock Crawler: | 1 hour | $96 - 1st driver | $43 - 2nd driver/passenger | $25 - child/passenger | total cost for 2 people $139 (both occupants driving) | total cost for 2 people with 1 under 16 (or only 1 occupant driving) $121


2. The Cemetery Tour (ATV's & Buggies only) explores old stagecoach roads, pioneer home sites, an Indian campground, and a graveyard dating back to the late 1800's. This tour travels through creek beds and traverses technical climbs and descents, while experiencing scenic vistas and peaceful lush valleys. 


ATV's: | 1.5 hours | $96 per person


Buggies: | 1.5 hours | $96 - 1st driver | $50 2nd driver/passenger | $32 - child/passenger | total cost for 2 people $146 (both occupants driving) | total cost for 2 people with 1 under 16 (or only 1 occupant driving) $128 


3. The Adventure Tour (ATV's only) is for experienced riders only! You'll get to visit all the landmarks from the previously mentioned tours and still go deeper in the woods. Prepare for a true adventure experience in the forest as your guide takes you through trails that even we hardly get back to. Who knows what surprises await you when you're this far into the woods...


ATV's: | 2.5 hours | $179 per person (by appointment only, please call for availability)


ATV and Hill Climb Buggy Tours are weather permitting, and actual routes and times may vary depending on trail condition. All tours include ATV/Hill Climb Buggy, helmet, eye protection, instructions, safety orientation and test track run, photo, and snack breaks. Tour time starts after safety orientation. Double riders may switch at 2 different historic photo stops (buggies only).


Additional add-ons:

  • Coveralls - $4
  • Helmet Cam - $30


Off-Road Hummer Tour


Our Hummer Tour takes you through a historic setting of our forest. Be prepared to be entertained as your guide regales you with tales of pioneer families who have settled here in the past. Be warned that there are a few bumpy areas but you may not notice as you'll be more concerned with the sounds of bombs dropping around you! We have a soundtrack that plays during the tour but ask us and we may be able to add up to 4 custom tracks of your choosing!


Hummer: | 1 hour | $38 - adult | $20 - child | minimum of 4 people needed to book

ATV/Hill Buggy/Rock Crawler Safety Rules

  • All ATV, Buggy, Rock Crawler, & Hummer riders acknowledge that our motor vehicle activities are potentially dangerous and will hold eXplore Brown County ATV Tours/Hill Climb Buggy Tours and Valley Branch Retreat Inc. and Rhoden LLC harmless in the event of personal injury
  • All ATV, Buggy, & Rock Crawler drivers must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver's license. Buggy & Rock Crawler riders must be at least 36" tall to be a rider 
  • For Buggy & Rock Crawler tours - 2 photo stops allow drivers to switch and drive and take photos
  • ATV - Single riding only
  • All riders must wear a helmet at all times during the ride. Dress requirements include closed toed shoes. Long pants and long sleeved shirts recommended
  • Free riding without the tour guide is forbidden
  • All riders must follow the tour guide in a single-file line spaced a minimum of 12 feet apart for ATV's & 20' feet for Buggies/Rock Crawlers
  • Riders must take the responsibility to become aware of the features of the ATV/Buggy/Rock Crawler prior to the ride, including the locations of brakes, throttle, and ignition switch
  • Riders will be required to listen to a safety talk and must pass a Test Track ride before participating in the tour. Refunds (minus a $20 fee) will be issued to those who cannot pass the Test Track
  • Riders who do not follow the above rules or show reckless intent will be required to stop the ATV/Buggy/Rock Crawler tour and wait for a ride back to XBC retreat center
  • ATV/Buggy/Rock Crawler riders will also be liable for any damage to vehicles
  • ATV/Buggy/Rock Crawler riders will be required to acknowledge their agreement and understanding of the above safety rules prior to beginning the tour ride
  • Preserve and protect the environment – Brake evenly & tread lightly | Pack it in, pack it out
  • No smoking allowed while riding
  • Electronic waivers must be completed prior to participating. 

Please arrive 30 minutes early for check-in and the orientation process

Motor Vehicle FAQ's

What does the ATV/Buggy/Rock Crawler tours include?
All tours include ATV/Buggy/Rock Crawler, helmet, instructions, safety glasses, safety orientation and test track run. The 1.5 hour tour includes photo and snack breaks.


What is the cost for the tours?
ATV - Ridge Runner Tour | 1 hour | $69 per person
ATV - Cemetery Tour | 1.5 hours | $96 per person
Hill Climb Buggy | 1 hour | $86 1st person, $43 2nd person | $25 2nd person under 16 (or adult not driving)
Hill Climb Buggy | 1.5 hours | $96 1st person, $50 2nd person | $32 2nd person under 16 (or adult not driving)

Rock Crawler - Off-Road Tour | 1 hour | $96 1st person, $43 2nd person | $25 2nd person under 16 (or adult not driving)


What is provided?
Snacks and water on ALL tours
Helmets with face shields/safety glasses


What should I bring for the tour?
Eye protection – either safety goggles or LIGHT colored wraparound sunglasses
Closed toed shoes mandatory. Long pants and long sleeve shirt recommended


How many people can ride at one time?
Depends on the tour. The Off-Road Hummer Tour can fit up to 14 people. Every other tour is determined by the number of vehicles. We have up to 3 Rock Crawlers available. We have up to 10 ATV's and up to 6 Hill Climb Buggies. If you will need more than 6 vehicles in your group, email us at groups@explorebrowncounty.com to request a quote.
Hill Climb Buggies and Rock Crawlers are 2 seaters - kids from 6-15 can ride as passengers. 


What kind of conditions do you ride in?
We ride in all weather conditions except for lightning, high winds, heavy rain, or thaw conditions


Can I bring my own vehicle?
Yes, as long as it is 600 cc or less and a utility model without hand clutch. Cost would be 50% off posted rate. Single riding allowed only and must follow our guides


Do I need to make advanced reservations?
Recommended, space is limited and guides must be scheduled; there is a 2 person minimum for all tours


What is the minimum age?
The minimum age is 16 for driving - buggy and rock crawler riders must be at least 6 years old and 36" tall


Weather Conditions?
ATV, Hill Climb Buggy, and Rock Crawler Climbing Tours are weather permitting, and actual routes and times may vary depending on trail conditions