The 5 Best ATV Tours in Las Vegas | journeys


Note: Some tour providers on this list may operate more restricted activities or may have testing or vaccination requirements due to COVID-19. Before booking, check with your tour operator for availability.

After long nights of gambling and photographing Las Vegas’ famous Strip, you may want to spend time exploring the city in the daylight. Some travelers opt for helicopter flights to the Grand Canyon, while others choose to experience Vegas on a culinary tour through their taste buds. 4×4 tours often win the hearts of adventurous travelers who want to combine an exciting drive with a unique landscape. After consulting travelers and experts, US News has selected five of the best ATV tours in Las Vegas.

Make sure you are prepared for the ride before leaving your hotel. Most companies require participants to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (tough boots are even better). They also recommend wearing sunscreen and sunglasses, and bringing a small bag — like a fanny pack — for essentials and a camera. Helmets and safety equipment are provided by the company. Children are generally allowed to join, but each tour operator has their own age and height restrictions.

Las Vegas ATV Tours – Nellis Dunes

First-time ATV riders love Las Vegas ATV Tours’ guides: Tour-goers say the guides are patient and take the time to teach novices how to operate the vehicles. During the tour, you’ll explore the Nellis Dunes National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area, located just 25 miles northwest of Las Vegas and featuring hills, dunes, and desert flora. You have a selection of ATVs to choose from (vehicles ranging from 250cc to 450cc) to ride during the 3-hour tour. Tours cost about $200 per person and include use of the ATV and round-trip transportation from your Las Vegas hotel. The company also offers tours on all-terrain vehicles.

American Adventure Tours – Hidden Valley Primm Adventure

During this tour, travelers board ATVs to explore Hidden Valley and ride through the McCullough Mountains. The tour will be tailored to both the group’s preferences and the experience level of the riders. Expect a driving time of around two hours; The entire experience takes about four to five hours. Round-trip transportation from Las Vegas is available, but you can also drive yourself to the company’s staging area in Jean (about 40 miles south). Tours start at 7 a.m. year-round and cost about $255 per person. Tour participants applaud the company and say the trip is a lot of fun. American Adventure Tours also offers a version of this tour on dirt bikes.

Awesome Adventures’ ATV tour takes riders to Eldorado Canyon, ancestral home of the Paiute and Mojave tribes, which later became a gold mining center in the 18th century. After 60 to 90 minutes of driving through desert terrain, you will be served a sandwich lunch. The final part of the day is a tour of the Techatticup Gold Mine where you will learn about the history of Nevada’s mining community. You should plan a total of seven hours for the activities. Tour-goers rave about the experience, describing the ATV ride as exciting and the tour as informative. Rides depart daily at 9:00 am and tickets start at $229 per person. Fees include round-trip transportation from your Las Vegas accommodation, lunch, safety equipment, and use of the ATVs. Note: Participants must be at least 16 years old to ride an ATV. Travelers also have the option to take the tour on RZRs for an additional fee.

SunBuggy Fun Rentals – Tour of the Valley of Fire

As the name suggests, this Valley of Fire tour from SunBuggy Rentals takes visitors on ATVs (or dune buggies or UTVs) through Valley of Fire State Park. You’ll ride for two to three hours through the park’s impressive sandstone terrain along the Logandale Trails System, keeping an eye out for native wildlife such as bighorn sheep. There will be many stops along the way to take photos. Travelers say the trip has just the right amount of adrenaline and the guides are friendly. Transportation to and from Vegas is provided, so allow around eight hours for the entire experience. ATV fees start at $399 per person. Hotel pickup begins at approximately 7:30 AM. Choosing a UTV or desert racer has different costs. SunBuggy Fun Rentals offers many other off-road tours on its buggies.

Las Vegas Elite Offroad – Guided off-road adventure in Las Vegas

Travelers consistently describe this tour as “excellent” and “a blast” thanks to the knowledgeable guides and thrilling drive. During the two-hour excursion, you will drive the Can-Am Maverick X3 through the varied terrain of the Nevada desert. Guides help you navigate, but you can choose to take your time soaking up the scenery or whiz through the desert. The vehicles can accommodate up to four passengers. There will be a break halfway to allow you to change drivers, but remember that drivers must be at least 18 years old. The trips depart daily at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $349 for two-seaters, and participants who want to go with a guide (without a car) pay about $110. Fees include water, use of vehicles, photos and helmets. Tour participants have the option of taking a free shuttle to the location, which is 15 minutes from the Strip, or they can drive themselves.

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