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I'm thinking about hitting an off-roadeo, namely Moab. I have a few questions.

1. How challenging are the trails, I'm not looking for a dirt road, but something challenging that will actually test the vehicle and I'll also gain some knowledge?
2. Do you use your own Bronco, or are they provided?
3. In general what can I expect?
4. What (Moab) trails do you typically run?
 

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I'm thinking about hitting an off-roadeo, namely Moab. I have a few questions.

1. How challenging are the trails, I'm not looking for a dirt road, but something challenging that will actually test the vehicle and I'll also gain some knowledge?
2. Do you use your own Bronco, or are they provided?
3. In general what can I expect?
4. What (Moab) trails do you typically run?
Go to Moab, you will have a blast driving Fords vehicle. I did it last October. It is the real deal off roading
 

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I second Moab, my daughter and her husband went and I did as well. We had two Vin numbers and I rode solo. It is challenging to most but its the instruction of the wiz bang in the Bronco is what you really get for your attendance. Great experienced people leading the training, great place and great meal afterwords.


I enjoyed the shared knowledge from the trainers. I have wheeled my classice many times in Moab and the trail was perfect for the training. Just do it.

FYI she and I wheeled Steel Bender the day before the training with her Badlands Squatch. She was happy with the training as well
 

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So I gather that a Bronco is provided? I have a 2-door Badlands Sasquatch and would prefer I drive the closest to what I have, do you get to choose?
 

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So I gather that a Bronco is provided? I have a 2-door Badlands Sasquatch and would prefer I drive the closest to what I have, do you get to choose?
I went last year, and it was kind of first come first serve on getting a Bronco. Not sure if Moab has gotten new Broncos in, but when I went there were no 2 doors to drive. I was however able to get a Badlands but it was non Sasquatch. Either way it was super fun and I learned a lot. I was most impressed by just how much time we spent driving and having fun. I would go again in a heartbeat. Just waiting for Ford to open up attendance for repeat customers.
 

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I agree with everyone, Moab is an epic off road experience! No matter your experience level you come away having learned a great deal about the capabilities of the bronco and yourself! You come away feeling enormous, but well earned confidence. We all were blown away with what they let us do with their broncos! The crew is fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly. I went with my brother who rode along with me while I drove. Once in the vehicle we communicated via walkie-talkie while you have a lead instructor in the 1st vehicle and one in the last vehicle. I've heard that those w/instructors learned a lot of extra one on one information. But, the walkie-talkie system worked well and allows for constant communication. We did a road trip back in Oct to the offroadeo with our 1 month old outer banks. She did great but was kinda glad that they provide the vehicle for the challenging trails. They provide lunch on the trail and dinner at the end. Food was great and you have the opportunity to meet and mix with other enthusiasts and share pictures and experiences of the day. Oh, after the initial introduction of the staff and the group at base camp you then gather outside by the broncos and it is wise for you to stand by the bronco drivers door of the one you want to drive. They had several models available but seems that most are looking for the badlands squatch to drive, which they did have at least one available I believe. Can't quite remember the names of the trails we drove, but you will not be disappointed as they are quite challenging and varying in topography. Not to mention the incredible scenery. It is a must experience, especially for new bronco owners or soon to be bronco owners:)
 
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At the Moab Rodeo the people are great, the scenery is amazing. Broncos are provided. They wheel class 3-5 trails. Stay at the red cliffs lodge a little more expensive then lodging in town but well worth it. That being said depending on your off road experience you may be board with the entry level trails. For my family we loved the experience but prefer much more exciting wheeling. Which can be done in Moab on your own if you drive out there.
 

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Can anybody report on the New Hampshire OffRoadeo?
People already have:

Here is a view of Moab
Here is one of New Hampshire.
 
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I'm thinking about hitting an off-roadeo, namely Moab. I have a few questions.

1. How challenging are the trails, I'm not looking for a dirt road, but something challenging that will actually test the vehicle and I'll also gain some knowledge?
2. Do you use your own Bronco, or are they provided?
3. In general what can I expect?
4. What (Moab) trails do you typically run?
1. How challenging are the trails, I'm not looking for a dirt road, but something challenging that will actually test the vehicle and I'll also gain some knowledge?

The Moab Off-Roadeo involves various trails; the trail I took is not the same as the one others took. It is at the discretion of the Off-Roadeo staff. They probably choose the trail based on how much activity they expect it to see on a given day. The trails in Moab are open to the public. As a beginner, I found the trail challenging, but not insurmountable. I think they just want to showcase what the Bronco is capable of. The instructors are very knowledgable. They cover trail etiquette, environmental impact, vehicle dynamics, line choice, and recovery techniques.

2. Do you use your own Bronco, or are they provided?

Broncos are provided to every participant. Guests may ride with the primary participant. The instructor rides with the lead vehicle participant. No one drives their own Bronco; all of the vehicles are supplied and maintained by Bronco Off-Roadeo staff members.

3. In general what can I expect?

Following the registration check-in, the instructors introduce themselves and everyone gets a quick introduction. There is a Q&A period. It's a fun ice breaker and gets everyone on the same page. Afterwards, you choose from one of several Broncos outside the Off-Roadeo facility. All of the Broncos were equipped with 2.7L V6 engines and automatic transmissions. Some had Sasquatch packages and some do not. There was only one two-door available on the day I attended. I picked it because I'm getting a two-door and wanted something like the one I'm expecting.

You will then be lead to a trail head and given some basic driving instruction. Your group will be divided up. My class consisted of three groups of five Broncos. Each group will be guided through the first obstacle as a group, and then the groups each take a turn overcoming the obstacle. The degree of difficulty increases, or changes in nature as the day goes on. A little past the half-way mark, you will be treated to a catered picnic lunch. After that, you finish the trail and then return to the Red Cliffs Lodge for a catered dinner and bonfire (weather permitting).

4. What (Moab) trails do you typically run?

The instructors tell you the name of the trail you will be using on the day of your class. Unfortunately, I don't recall the name of the one I took. Hope you find some of this information useful!
 
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Go to Moab, with the exception of possible New Hampshire on a wet day, it is the most challenging location. I did it last November and it will challenge you and the Bronco, and you will come away from it with a new found belief in just how capable the Bronco really is. Go and afterwards let us know if it succeeded your expectations.
 

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Thanks, BuckYeah and Poacher. I'll be doing the New Hampshire OffRoadeo late May. I'll return and report. And Poacher--I'll hope for rain! And I'll remember to eyeball the available course Broncos and try and snag a 4-door Badlands Sasquatch--my model. Thanks!
 

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I'm sure you'll learn a lot, no matter which Off-Roadeo you attend. The point of this whole exercise is to develop skills and give you the confidence you need to tackle difficult obstacles. By all means, get OUT of your comfort zone, but listen to your instructors. They've earned their credentials. They want participants to learn useful techniques, but they also want them to enjoy their time on the trail. Have fun in New Hampshire!
 
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