The beauty of a lakefront village, fresh mountain air, and a slower place than a big city might be just what you’re looking for on your next getaway. Look no further than Big Bear and its many adventures, tours, and experiences, including fun Big Bear Jeep tours in the rugged terrain. You and your loved ones will find a tour to keep you busy and seeing all the sights and explore areas where rental cars can’t go. Make sure to pack your sun gear and buckle up for a ride like no other. Several companies allow you to request the removal of doors and tops so you can get the full Jeep experience.
Holcomb Valley Gold Fever Trail
The California Gold Rush that began in 1848 brought thousands of would-be prospectors to the area to lay claim to the precious metal in the California hills. Whether you drive yourself or let someone else handle the rugged terrain, this tour takes you through Holcomb Valley’s “beginner” and “family friendly” trails to sites like the original Big Bear settlements, cabins, mines, and many other historical sites like Hangman’s Tree, as well as artifacts from the bygone era. The tour is a great introduction to off-roading, as well as Big Bear’s history. The excursion is 1-1.5 hours in length.
You won’t be squeezing into the Jeep with loads of other tourists, but you will be squeezing through a sometimes-skinny pathway with plenty of obstacles that make the Jeep’s four-wheel drive system your best friend. The trail is considered moderate in difficulty for those who may be new to the off-road experience. You’ll negotiate up and over rocks and other obstacles as you crawl slowly or step on the gas for a thrill like no other. The trip is 2-2.5 hours long.
John Bull East Tour
Also known as the John Bull Jr. Trail, this trail is a moderate to difficult trail full of exhilarating rock climbs and descents that will have your heart pounding. The trail is the ultimate challenge for many drivers, both experienced and inexperienced, and includes plenty of boulders and rocks you can conquer. Flex your Jeep’s muscles – the four-wheel drive – as well as you own and by the end of the trail, you’ll have unforgettable memories and fun pictures to share with friends and family after the fun-filled day. The trail takes approximately 3-3.5 hours to complete.
Gold Mountain Trail
Earn your badge of honor and set off for an adventure like no other. This trip along advanced trails is for off-roaders with plenty of experience under their belt. The “rock crawling trip” as it is often called takes you to Gold Mountain, one of the 42 trails across the country that JEEP has designated the Badge of Honor Trails. The trails’ advanced difficulties pay huge dividends, including amazing views, interesting history, and incredibly challenging terrain. Ascend features like The Ledge, The Brain, and the Rock Garden as you crawl and weave through tough terrain. Make sure to get out and rest and capture the amazing views of Big Bear and the surrounding area. As a bonus at the end of the trip, you will be qualified to complete the other trails in the local Badge of Honor Trail System. The exhilarating and fun-filled trip lasts about four hours.
The above Big Bear jeep tours are packages you can reserve through the area Jeep tour companies. If you’re new to the area and need a guide with expert knowledge or want a sure plan for your adventure, you’ll find plenty of fun and excitement. If you’ve been to the area and want to mix it up a bit, ask about custom packages. You can take in destinations you love and add some new territory while you’re at it. Make sure the company you choose offers customization before creating your dream tour.
Fun Big Bear Jeep Tours
After you’ve had fun touring and experiencing the off-road areas of Big Bear and the surrounding area, you’ll want somewhere to rest and relax the rest of the day away. From a cozy one-bedroom to a sprawling and spacious five-bedroom unit, Big Bear Vacations has a vacation home rental that is just right for you and your group. You’ll love preparing a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in open living and dining spaces. Enjoy the outdoors just outside your rental with private decks, patios, and balconies. When the excitement of the day is done, curl up and relax in front of a fire or enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom. Choose a premium rental for perks like a private hot tub, flat-screen TVs, or even a game room. Don’t forget to ask about pet-friendly units that give your furry family members an adventurous break alongside you.
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