We were from out of town, had the ride and shoot booked and were super excited. Our time slot was at 8 am, we arrived on time and heard who I believe was the owner (?) talking about how the state informed him that, since during covid he didn’t properly upkeep the atv trails, they were extremely dangerous. He was saying things about vertical climbs, the potential to flip and break your back or neck, how someone just that day had broken their back, and that he very seriously recommended inexperienced riders to switch to a UTV for no charge. We had initially booked each one of us to ride an ATV solo but were terrified so we switched. He said since we originally booked the ride and shoot, it was up to us if we wanted to go unguided or guided, then we’d come back for the shooting. We, being scared, waited for the guided tour, which didn’t leave until close to 10 am, so we waited for 2 hours. Not even the worst part. Groups kept showing up, and so what ended up happening was the groups that had UTVs booked, didn’t have vehicles because the guy told all the ATV people to switch. So, best part, everyone was in their vehicle, helmets on, ready to go. The boss makes everyone who switched get out of their vehicle and stand next to it, then says “ok so anyone who originally booked a UTV can take any vehicle with people standing next to it.” Then after the ride, we had to wait around for the shooting range, and we get there and have to wait like 30 minutes because only one person can shoot at a time and the group before us was nowhere close to being done.
On a positive note: our guide was amazing, his name is Cody. Super sweet, good at communicating everything since we were inexperienced, nice and friendly. He’s also very good looking which never hurts lol. The actual ride was awesome, and Cody was awesome, that was really all.