Fully Guided Trail Ride 2023

Fully Guided Trail Ride 2023

Posted by West Valley Staff on 28th Jul 2023

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Expedition Superstore invites you to  join us and our great friends at Western Overland Adventures for an Overland Trail Ride!

Join us on a Scenic Trail Ride  as we head  to the north slope of the Uinta Mountains!

Saturday - Sunday, July 29th - 30th 2023 


DESTINATION: We’re headed to the north slope of the Uinta Mountains, the highest mountain range in the lower 48, and the only range that runs East to West. We will travel approximately 100 dirt miles and reach up above 10,000 feet where you’ll breathe in the crisp, clean air, find thick pine forests, lots of crystal-clear alpine lakes, and an occasional old loggers cabin. The Uintas are also packed with wildlife. Moose, deer, elk, mountain goat and black bears inhabit the area. We’ll camp one star-filled night with a cozy campfire and you’ll need a warm jacket.

WHO: Anyone and everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or someone just getting into exploring Utah’s backcountry we encourage you to come out.

MEETUP: 9am Saturday 29th July at South Summit High School, 45 S 300 E, Kamas, UT 84036.

FINISH POINT: approximately 6pm Sunday 30th July at Dowd Mountain Overlook near Flaming Gorge.

TRAIL DIFFICULTY: It is rated '2' on Western Overland Adventurer's Trail Difficulty scale.


· Tent
· Clothing suitable for the weather/area you will be in
· Camp chair
· Flashlight
· Food for the amount of time you will be camping (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Snacks)
· Stove or some way to cook any food you bring
· Matches, lighter, or fire starter
· Knife
· Cooking and eating utensils, plates and bowls
· Cooler/12v Fridge
· Water! We cannot emphasize enough that you need plenty of water for drinking, cooking, washing, etc!
· Camp Toilet and bags
· Toilet paper
· Toiletry kit
· Soap
· Towels (cloth or paper)
· First Aid Kit


Half the fun is seeing where your vehicle can take you! We do have some minimum requirements that your vehicle must adhere to though:·

· All vehicles must be legal for highway travel, licensed, insured, and have current registration in their respective state of origin.

· There must be seatbelts for all passengers.

· Vehicles must be in good mechanical repair with working headlights, taillights, turn signals, brakes, etc. Vehicles cannot be leaking any fluids.

· Vehicles must be of a high clearance type with a 4WD High/Low-Range selectable transfer case.

· A minimum of 31” all-terrain or mud terrain tires with a full size spare**

· Hard mounted vehicle recovery points on frame or bumpers.

*A tech inspection will happen before each tour and if any mechanical issues are found, you will not be allowed on the tour and no refund will be given. Please address any issues prior to arrival.

**We know that tire size does not equate vehicle capability, but we have to set a baseline. If you feel that your driving experience and vehicle (IE 10+ years and a Samurai on 29” tires) deserve special consideration, please contact us if you have questions about this before registering for this tour.

Communications: We will be using GMRS radios on the trail to communicate. If you have one, please bring it and enjoy some witty banter along with the scenery.

Other Gear: A camera to document the fun, a camp chair to relax in, a hat to keep your head in the shade, sunglasses so you look cool; and whatever else you’d like to bring to make the trip enjoyable!

A Little About Our Guide!

Stephen Nielson Western Overland Adventures

Stephen Nielson

Introduced to the world of 4-wheeling at the age of ten when his dad bought a Suzuki Samurai. From then on he was hooked and what started with a desire to conquer the trails of Moab evolved into a fascination with the Utah desert. With his own Samurai in 1999 he began leading his high school 4-Wheel Drive club on trips in the deserts and mountains of northern Utah racking up tens of thousands of miles leading groups on trails ranging from scenic two tracks to hardcore rock crawling.

Stephen holds a BA in History from the University of Utah, is a Tread Lightly! Master Trainer and has been active in land use advocacy across the west. He is Wilderness First Aid certified and a licensed HAM radio operator. His experience and training ensure fun, safe and informative trips for all.



Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability

I (the party agreeing to these terms by reserving, purchasing, and/or participating in our event) hereby waive any and all claims I may have now and in the future, and release from all liability and agree not to sue Beehive Explorations LLC dba Western Overland Adventures (Western Overland) and/or ExpeditionSuperstore, its officers, agents, representatives, employees or tour guides for any personal injury, death, property damage, or loss sustained by me as a result of my participation in this event due to any cause whatsoever, including without limitation, negligence on the part of Western Overland and/or ExpeditionSuperstore, its staff, tour partners, or other participants, or death or injury as a result of war, civil unrest or epidemic. I further agree that if I violate this agreement and attempt to bring suit against any part of parties named herein, that I will be held responsible for attorney’s fees and any costs incurred by that person in defending such action.

I acknowledge that I can fully participate in this activity. I am fully aware of risks and hazards connected with the activity, including but not limited to the risks as noted herein and I voluntarily assume full responsibility for any risks of loss, property damage, or personal injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or any loss or damage to property owned by me, as a result of being engaged in such an activity. I am aware that the tour, in addition to the usual dangers and risks inherent, has certain additional dangers and risks, some of which include: physical exertion for which I may not be prepared and weather extremes subject to sudden and unexpected change. I accept all the inherent risks of the proposed tour and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage or loss resulting there from. I acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of the proposed form of tour is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work, and these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, being a reason for my participation.

I agree that if I suffer injury or illness Western Overland and/or ExpeditionSuperstore or its staff can, at my cost, arrange any medical treatment and emergency evacuation service as it or they deem necessary for my health and safety. I understand that Western Overland and/or ExpeditionSuperstore will not be responsible for any medical costs associated with an injury I may sustain. I also understand that I am responsible for any damage I cause to the employees. Further, I agree at all times during the tour, to abide by and comply with any additional instructions given by my tour guide or any other Western Overland and/or ExpeditionSuperstore staff and I accept that non-compliance may result in injury, death or permanent disability. I understand that non-compliance may result in my removal from the tour.

As a participant on the tour, I accept full responsibility for my behavior, well-being, and health throughout the tour, which may involve a variety of activities, unfamiliar locations, and modes of travel. I agree to hold neither Western Overland and/or ExpeditionSuperstore, nor its staff liable in any way should any harm come to me. I agree that I am solely responsible for removing myself from participation in the tour if at any time I feel unable to complete or participate any further. No illegal drugs, hard liquor, or spirits of any kind are allowed at this event. Beer and wine are allowed at camp only. All alcoholic beverages must remain unopened in transit. Drinking while operating your vehicle is strictly prohibited. By signing this agreement, I acknowledge that Western Overland and/or ExpeditionSuperstore is not liable for any injury or negative consequence as a result of alcohol use at camp. Guides may at any time, at their discretion, disallow alcohol use at camp. Western Overland and/or ExpeditionSuperstore all local and national laws regarding the possession of firearms; but firearms are not allowed to be discharged on any tours.

I further hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the releases from any loss, liability, damage or costs, including court costs and attorney’s fees, that may incur due to my participation in said activity, or not, whether caused by negligence of Western Overland and/or ExpeditionSuperstore. In agreeing to this Waiver and Release, I am not relying on any oral, written nor visual representations or statements by Western Overland and/or ExpeditionSuperstore its staff or any other inducement or coercion to go on the tour. I confirm that, by my own free will, I have read and understood the Terms and Conditions of this tour and Waiver and Release and agree that this Waiver and Release will be binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and successors.

I agree to grant the sponsors of this event to a worldwide, royalty-free license to use my photographic, video, or digital likeness solely for promotional, educational, and/or commercial purposes.

Additionally, as a participant in the tour, I specifically release the State of Utah – School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration of Liability and assume the risk of participating in the tour.

By purchasing the tour, I affirm that I have fully understood and agreed to these Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability.

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