We called the day before to reserve a spot with the afternoon group. The directions led us to an open dirt lot - no signs to indicate we were in the right spot, and I got a little nervous when we were standing about 30 yards away from people who were target-shooting - weird spot to start a tour. It ended up that it was just the two of us and our guide, Ray. I'd read so many good reviews of this tour and, in particular, Ray. I honestly felt like we were more of a nuisance to him, but I thought it was good for us that we were the only ones on the tour. The "training" was nothing more than a little riding around, without much instruction - I had never been on an ATV, but it was easy enough to figure out.
The tour started out slow and bumpy, and my husband actually asked Ray if we could speed it up a bit because he was bored. I felt like I was holding up the group by taking my time, which I felt like I had to do because I thought I was going to get bucked off of that machine! The second half was better, faster, and my husband had more fun splashing through the water that was flowing through the canyon. However, he said overall it was just "ok", probably because he has ridden ATV's before. I thought it was a pretty intense tour for someone with no experience and I felt like I was playing catch-up most of the time, just trying to keep pace without killing myself.
We got a little history of the area, but not much. I was expecting a little more with respect to that part of the tour.
The last part of the tour, as most people have said, is the best - when you get to gun it! We were lucky that there was some mud and puddles, so we could splash and splatter our way back to our starting point.
I would say this is a great experience for those looking for a little adventure. If I had kids, I'd be very nervous bringing them along - there are some parts of the trail that are a little nerve-wracking (steep climbs and very steep descents). Also, there is NO WAY my elderly parents could have handled this trail.
Tip: for inexperienced riders, I learned that if you stand up a little when going over bumps or through puddles, you won't get bumped around as much and you won't feel like you are going to fly off the side of the ATV. I sure wish someone had told me that in the beginning!
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