|Rubicon Trail UTV Challenge
The Rubicon Trail located in Northern California is world famous among 4×4 fans. The trail was established in the late 1800’s as a stage coach route between Georgetown and Lake Tahoe mainly to serve two resort hotels at Wentworth Springs and Rubicon Springs. After the hotels went out of business and the road deteriorated it was picked as home for the firstJeepers Jamboree in 1953. Since then it has gained international recognition and is considered the “Granddaddy” of all four-wheel trails – a 10 on most scales. The Rubicon Trail is actually an unmaintained county right of way – the Rubicon/McKinney Road.
What I envision for this “challenge” is to cover the trail in a UTV from Wentworth Springs all the way through the trail to at least the top of Cadillac Hill (Observation Point) and back in one day.
Why the challenge?
The Rubicon is a great trail that is primarily home to jeeps and other 4x4s. UTVs are becoming more prevalent in the rock crawling arena, and this challenge is a great way to push the industry and enthusiast to rock crawl more with their UTVs.
For years, Jeep/Chrysler has used the Rubicon Trail as a proving ground for for their products. UTV manufacturers should do the same. Manufacturers that would like their UTV tested and reviewed on the Rubicon Trail can contact Jon Crowley email@example.com.
If tackling the normal route isn’t enough challenge for you, there are a few additional challenges that can be added for extra credit!
This is nothing more than an unofficial challenge. Nothing organized or sanctioned. You can do this on your own and submit pictures and/or video for proof.
Who is ready?
First Successful Trip – October 18, 2012
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