Have you recently booked an ATV Tour or are thinking about going on an ATV adventure? Good for you! But, do you have everything you need for a long day in the great outdoors? It takes experience to come up with the perfect list. Every detail matters, whether it's your first time riding on Adrenaline Driven Adventure Company's (ADAC) 500,000+ acres of trails, or your millionth. There are many elements to consider while riding, like the weather, the duration of the journey, the terrain type, and so on. Even though we will provide you with as much as possible, it is important to be well prepared for any possibility. While it can seem overwhelming, our knowledge and skills, as well as this list of what to pack on your ATV adventure, will ensure that you have the best time possible.
Proper Riding Gear
When it comes to riding, safety is your number one priority. Always be prepared and make sure you have the appropriate attire. Helmets (provided with rentals), goggles, gloves, and boots are all required riding gear. However, you should be ready for any conditions that may arise. Wearing a long-sleeved shirt and pants will protect you from burns, cuts, bites, and even injuries. If it's cold outside, bring an extra jacket or a hat. Clear lens glasses and shield protection are recommended if the paths are muddy and wet. Finally, bring sunscreen to protect your skin from UV Rays. For an extended list, view this article.
Maps, Cellphone, GPS
Unfamiliar paths can be daunting at times, especially if you are riding alone. Come prepared with useful items that will guide you to safety. A map of the terrain will show you the different routes available, as well as the safe paths that will lead you back to the start. A fully charged telephone will allow you to communicate with others and call for assistance if you become lost. It also prepares you for great photo opportunities. Also, a spare portable charger is useful if your phone's battery runs out or if it dies. Remember that cell service isn’t always guaranteed so having a GPS or paper map is worth the peace of mind.
Additional ATV equipment
You might be thinking, “But doesn't the ATV come with everything we need?” While we do provide most of what you will need, taking extra precautions adds another layer of safety for you and your party. If you are going on a long ride, extra gas is crucial to get back home. Storage containers will provide security and ensure that nothing goes missing or is lost. On top of that, bringing straps to secure all of your belongings is a great way to prevent everything from falling off the ATV. We practice Leave No Trace, if it goes out with you, it comes back with you. Lastly, accidents can happen. Come prepared and bring a well-stocked first-aid kit so you are ready for anything, no matter how unlikely.
Enough Food and Water
This might seem obvious, but many people do not realize how easy it is to get worn out while having fun. We recommend that you bring foods that are high in energy and nutrients. Snack packs, trail mix, sandwiches, and fruit, are all excellent examples. Make sure you have enough water to last you the entire day. There is a good chance that there will be no water sources available on the trails, so bringing several bottles will be beneficial. No one ever complained about being over-prepared.
Extra Useful Items
Aside from the essential ATV equipment and supplies, don't forget to bring some extra fun items. You will be stopping along the way, so be prepared. Cameras, books, music, day packs, identification, money, extra clothing, bug repellant, sandals, or even radio are all useful goods to have on hand. Make sure the trip is a memorable one!
With summer here and the sun charging up the landscape with warmth and long hours of daylight, it’s time to get out and play. The natural beauty surrounding Grand Junction, Colorado has a wide variety of stunning geography, and we are fortunate enough to have access to a number of incredible trails.
Here at Adrenaline Driven Adventures our goal is to provide you the perfect balance of fun, adventure and safety. Taking a guided ATV tour is a great way to explore the natural world and get your adrenaline going. By utilizing our tour service you can be sure to not only have a great time, but learn from our professional guides. We offer this service for first timers who need to rent equipment and also for experienced riders who already have everything they need. Here are our top 10 reasons to go on a guided ATV tour:
1: Tis the season: As Colorado is a true four-season environment, it’s always best to take advantage of the good weather from spring through autumn. With the flowers blooming, green trees and blue skies, now is the perfect time to get out.
2: Family friendly: Not every adventure can be a family affair, but that’s not the case with a guided ATV tour from Adrenaline Driven Adventures. Young and old can comfortably explore a variety of terrain, and the experience will make fun memories a family can look back on for years to come.
3: Experienced guides: Although we live in the high speed age of information with a YouTube video for just about everything, nothing beats the clarity and convenience of learning live and in-person. Our professional guides will have you up and rolling with confidence in no time.
4: Stress relief: The beauty of the natural world and a good old fashioned shot of endorphins can help reduce stress levels and elevate a person’s mood overall. Given the hustle and bustle that most of us live with everyday, don’t you think you deserve to let off a little steam?
5: Exercise: More engaging for your muscles than driving a car, an ATV tour will give you the chance to use your body as you ride along the trails, and elevating your heart rate can have a similar cardiovascular effect as traditional exercise.
6: The great outdoors: John Muir once said “Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” That about says it all.
7: Safety: What better way to learn how to safely navigate trails and operate new equipment than under the experienced eye of a professional guide? Safety first, as they say, and our team will ensure your adventure has plenty of adrenaline in a safe environment.
8: Try something new: Trying something new can not only create great lifetime memories, but also introduce someone to a new passion. Is your next favorite pastime waiting for you on one of our guided tours? You’ll have to try it to find out!
9: Clear your mind: Stepping away from the regular responsibilities of everyday life can be rejuvenating, and taking some time off from our phones, emails and social media can have a beneficial effect on our regular life. Isn’t that reason enough?
10: It’s Simple: We make it straightforward and convenient for anyone of any experience level to enjoy a guided ATV tour. Simply contact us and we can answer any questions you might have and get you set up with everything you’ll need.
These are just our top 10 reasons to go on a guided ATV tour. If any one of these resonates with you, or if you still have questions, definitely reach out to us and schedule your next adventure. Let our experienced guides lead you along one of the many majestic trails that crisscross this natural playground we call Western Colorado. Adventure and the spirit of the West are calling...