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The Jeeps are modified for off-road duty by installing a sturdy 2-inch suspension lift and removing the carpet for worry-free exploring over hill, over dale, and in and out of the dirt, rocks, mud, and streams.

farabees2Whether it’s one of the extreme off-road 4X4 trails in Death Valley, or some of the easy trails of Southern California, our Jeeps will get you to some of the most spectacular scenery in Southern California.

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As a Company we long ago made the decision that we are in the business of helping people have the best vacation and recreation time possible. Our business is designed to help you explore the scenic back country roads or navigate the most adventuresome 4X4 Jeep trails in our specially equipped rental Jeeps.

Unlike rental car companies our Jeeps can be taken off road. In fact that’s the way we build them, to allow you to go where ever your driving skills allow. Whether it’s one of the extreme off-road 4X4 trails of Death Valley, or some of the easy trails in Southern California, our Jeeps will get you to some of the most spectacular scenery that Southern California has to offer!
About our Jeeps
We provide modified Jeep Wranglers to Jeep the Southwest. The Jeeps are modified for off-road duty by installing a sturdy 2-inch suspension lift and removing the carpet for worry-free exploring over hill, over dale, and in and out of the dirt, rocks, mud, and streams. No other Jeep rental service provides a better Jeep!

Our stable of Jeeps include:
4-door Colorados:
• 2″ suspension lifts
• 32″ BFG Mud Terrains
All of our Jeeps are equipped as follows:
• 3.8 V6
• Automatic transmission
• Full hard doors
• Air conditioning/heater
• 4-wheel drive
• 2+ inch suspension lift
• 32+ inch Heavy duty offroad tires
• Soft top/Hard top
• AM/FM stereo radio, CD, MP3 capability
• Two 12-amp power outlets for your phone, GPS, iPod, etc.
Explore the Southwest with the comfort and capability that only a Jeep Wrangler can provide!
What is a Jeep Wrangler Colorado?
The Jeep Wrangler Colorado is built by Farabee’s specially for the Colorado trails. Farabee’s starts with an X model 4-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, pulls carpet and unnecessary plastic trim, and installs a 2-inch suspension lift and 32-inch BFG Mud Terrain tires–and don’t forget the cool hood decal.

The combination of the 3.73 axle gears and the 2.72:1 transfer case is the perfect crawl ration for Colorado’s easy and moderately adventurous trails, with long steep grades and rocky sections.

Some of the Colorados boast the ease and comfort of the “sunrider” soft-top feature: You can leave the windows in for ease and security, but still open the top like a sunroof–letting in all of the gorgeous Colorado views and sunshine! And, in case of our famous Colorado summer sun showers, just flip the sunrider top forward and with a snap of two latches, you are totally weather proof.

The added length of the Unlimited makes for a smoother ride, as well as much better leg room and access for rear passengers—all this and room for cargo, too! The longer wheel-base gives guests a more secure feeling on the steep climbs or any tippy spots on the trails. The two-door Rubicon is more athletic, nimbly navigating sharp turns and climbing over boulders, but the four-door is no slouch. Even trails like Imogene Pass are a breeze with the Colorado, with room for the whole family!
About our Death Valley Trails
A note on Death Valley trails: the conditions of most of the Death Valley trails are extremely dependent on weather conditions in the previous few weeks. The trails get re-graded and improved, but are very susceptible to flash floods and wash outs. In particular the canyon trails can be deadly if you are caught in a flash flood.

Easy: Can be done by the novice. Many sections may not require 4WD in good conditions. Roads are unpaved, infrequently maintained and are likely to have moderate grades, potholes, ruts, and edges with no guard rails.

Moderate: Can be done by the novice. Most people will find these trails to be a fun adventure with some steep climbs, narrow ledge roads (plenty wide for one Jeep, but not wide enough to pass in many places), some rocks that require slow & careful ascent, and water crossings that could be as high as the bumpers. The key is to take your time, go slow, and pay attention. The biggest concern on these trails is watching for other vehicles and taking the time to find a safe place to pass.

Challenging: Not recommended for the novice. Even experienced 4-wheelers may find the obstacles and ledges intimidating, and damage to vehicle is possible, unless extreme caution, careful throttle control and precise wheel placement is exercised.

Difficult: Experienced 4-wheelers only. Solo travel not recommended. Vehicle damage possible, even with slow ascent and careful wheel placement. Tippy sections, rocks and ledges 16” and higher, unreliable water crossings, deep mud, slippery sections, impassable snow banks possible in winter.

Death Valley 4X4 Trails
Some of our favorites…

The Racetrack

“Nestled in a remote valley between the Cottonwood and Last Chance Ranges, the Racetrack is a place of stunning beauty and mystery. The Racetrack is a playa — a dry lakebed — best known for its strange moving rocks. Although no one has actually seen the rocks move, the long meandering tracks left behind in the mud surface of the playa attest to their activity.”
Death Valley National Park Service

There are three trails that can be taken to get to The Racetrack offering all experience levels of 4 wheelers the opportunity to see The Racetrack and tour the surrounding area, enjoy the remote desert wilderness, experience the dramatic desert scenery, explore old mines and ghost towns. This area has something for everyone.

The Racetrack via Racetrack Valley Road

Trail Rating: Easy to Moderate (depending on weather/road conditions)

Distance: 28 miles (one way)

The Racetrack Valley Road starts at Ubehebe Crater at the north end of Scotty’s Castle Road and ends at the southern end of the The Racetrack.
High clearance 4wd vehicles are recommended due to loose gravel, washboard, rocks and irregular maintenance. After a rainstorm 4wd can become essential.

Drive south from Ubehebe Crater Road, passing Teakettle Junction you will reach the Grandstand where you will reach an overlook of the Racetrack. Continuing south for another 2 miles to a parking area, then a south easterly walk of about half a mile will get you to one of the best viewing areas of the moving rocks and their tracks, many have moved as much as 1500 ft. About another mile south will take you to the ruins of the Lippincott Mine.

The Racetrack via Hunter Mountain Road/Hidden Valley

Trail Rating: Easy to Moderate (depending on weather/road conditions)

Distance: About 50 miles (one way)

About 66 miles (one way) starting on the Saline Valley Road at the intersection with Hwy 190, following the Hunter Mountain Road to Hidden Valley, passing the Racetrack on the eastern side, to Teakettle Junction, ending at the Ubehebe Crater.

Starting through the many beautiful Joshua Trees at Lee Flat, towards Hunter Mountain high above Panamint Valley with breathtaking views to the west of the valley and Telescope Peak in the distance. Olancha Peak in the Sierra Nevada’s can be seen to the southwest. Continuing over the summit of Hunter Mountain, about 7,000 ft, care should be taken in wet weather as this stretch gets very muddy after a storm and is often impassible in winter and early spring due to mud, ice and snow. The descent into Death Valley gives you terrific views of Sand Flat in the valley with the Cottonwood Mountains behind. Finally down from the mountain you reach Ulida Flat and on to Hidden Valley and a drive through wonderful desert scenery and Joshua Trees past the Racetrack on the left. There are many side trails along this route of mining, geological & historic interest. The Hidden Valley Road can be washboard with patches of deep dust, rocks and dips and is subject to flooding, mud and standing water after rains.

Titus Canyon
Trail Rating: Easy (depending on weather conditions)

Distance: 27 miles (one way – travel east to west)

Time: 2-3 Hours

“Titus Canyon has it all—rugged mountains, colorful rock formations, a ghost town, petroglyphs, wildlife, rare plants and spectacular canyon narrows as a grand finale! Visitors to Titus Canyon often include a stop at Rhyolite ghost town before starting the one-way drive. Don’t expect solitude on this trip. Titus Canyon is the most popular back-country road in Death Valley National Park.”

Death Valley National Park Service

One way (until the last 3 miles) dirt road — rough, steep and narrow. The road is often closed due to snow, mud or washouts. Flash floods can occur in the narrow canyon, if there’s any chance of rain, don’t go into the canyon.

There are many hiking trails along this trail to explore colorful side canyons, wonderful views, fossils, springs, rare plants, petroglyphs, ghost towns and of course the canyon itself.
The Titus Canyon Trail starts south of the Rhyolite Ghost Town turn-off on Hwy 374 and crosses the Amargosa Valley, climbing into the Grapevine Mountains entering the colorful Titanothere Canyon at White Pass. 30-55 million year old fossil beds can be found in this canyon. The trail continues over Red Pass at 5,250 ft where you have wonderful views back towards Titanothere Canyon and ahead towards Titus Canyon. Soon you will reach the Leadfield Ghost Town and then enter Titus Canyon with its high rising walls of limestone towering above you. The canyon gradually narrows down to less than 20 feet in places for the last 1.5 miles descending the roughest part of the trail opening at the mouth of the canyon to the final 2 way section of the road.

Goler Canyon
Trail Rating:
Goler Canyon/Mengal Pass: Challenging to Difficult (depending on road conditions)
Butte Valley/Warm Springs Canyon: Moderate

This trail has a mixed reputation as both easy and extremely hazardous; both can be true depending on the current condition of the road. The most difficult sections are at the beginning of the climb up Goler Wash before entering Death Valley National Park — a very narrow, deep canyon where severe flash floods are common in bad weather. If the trail has recently been improved and re-graded, the ascent is not too difficult, but after a flash flood the climb can be extremely challenging and dangerous. The conditions can change every year and at times the canyon is impassible. If there’s any chance of rain, don’t attempt the trail. The section over Mengel Pass is challenging, steep and rutted.

Distance: 33 Miles (one way)

The road to the trail enters the Panamint Range south of Ballarat Ghost Town from Wingate Road on the valley floor where the trail begins up Goler Wash into Goler Canyon to Mengel Pass at 4,328 ft, then follows Butte Valley and Warm Springs Canyon, entering Death Valley at West Side Road.

Goler Canyon/Mengel Pass is the only pass that crosses the Panamint Range south of Emigrant and Wildrose Canyons providing access across the mountains between Death Valley and Panamint Valley. From Death Valley the Panamint Mountains are amazingly steep rising from about 280 ft below sea level to over 11,000 ft within a few miles.

The narrow Goler Canyon opens into spectacular desert mountain scenery as the trail enters Death Valley National Park. A short detour to the south will take you to the Barker Ranch — once the hideout of Charles Manson. Beautiful views surround you at the top of Mengel Pass. Dropping down into Butte Valley through Warm Springs Canyon to West Side Road the views of Death Valley are spectacular.

Regardless of the unpredictable trail conditions, this is an adventurous scenic trip with many interesting historic mines and cabins to visit along the way with a background of colorful rock formations. Well worth the drive, in the right weather conditions with the right vehicles and experienced drivers.

More trails and an NPS map of the backcountry roads
Rental Rates
2 Door Jeep $175/day
*Includes 200 free miles
4 Door Jeep 195/day
*Includes 200 free miles
Collision Damage Waiver(CDW) available with non-US
Drivers License …. $35/day with $5000 deductible

* Flexible pickup and return times

** Prices do not include tax, local fees or optional coverage

*** Some restrictions apply, not available at all rental location

**** Mileage limited to 200 miles per day.

Drivers must be 25 or older with valid license, credit card, and full coverage auto insurance.

Note: Geico has determined they will NOT cover Jeep rentals. They call it STUNTING!

Reservations recommended.

To make your adventure fun and easy, we provide:
• Free planning for your sightseeing tours
• Free maps and ice chests with ice
• Driving tips & operating instructions
Our Jeeps are new, comfortable, and off-road ready:
• Automatic transmissions & Air Conditioning
• Convertible soft tops—up, down or fully enclosed!
• 2-inch suspension lift
• 32-inch BFG Mud Terrain tires
Rental Requirements
• Valid driver’s license (25 years or older)
• Credit card
• Proof of Full Coverage automobile Insurance that covers rental cars

  • Furnace Creek, Highway 190, Death Valley, CA, 92328
  • (760) 786-9872
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