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If you are planning an adventure vacation in Northern California you can not pass up a chance to drive one of our Jeeps on the famous Rubicon Trail. Let us be your guide! When you rent a Jeep from us we will take the worry out of running one of the gnarliest trails in the country, so you can enjoy the splendor of the scenery and the challenge of the Rubicon Trails many obstacles. Don’t forget your camera so you can capture some pictures to prove to your friends that you conquered the mighty Rubicon Trail.
At Rubicon Safaris you drive the Jeeps that we provide!! Reserve your Jeep for one of our trail rides on the famous Rubicon Trail from Georgetown California to Lake Tahoe.
The Rubicon Trail is world renowned for good reason: it is the baddest trail in the country and it passes through some of the most beautiful terrain on the planet, from Georgetown California to beautiful Lake Tahoe. The trail has been in use for hundreds or even thousands of years but made famous by the areas local Jeep owners who started the tradition of attempting to take their World War II era Jeeps through the trail in the early 1950′s. Now the Jeepers Jamboree attract thousands of people every year.
We are happy to carry on that tradition of the love of the outdoors and do all we can to preserve the beauty of the area while allowing as many people as possible to enjoy it with us in a responsible manner. If you would like to experience the Rubicon Trail from behind the wheel of one of our Jeep Wrangler rentals please give us a call, we’re ready when you are. You’ll get to tackle the Gate Keeper, Post Pile, Soup Bowl, Walkers Rock, The Little Sluice, Big Sluice, Cadillac Hill and many other gnarly obstacles. We take all major credit cards for easy payment. Just call us to book a reservation, and remember there is a discount for paying cash.
It’s $600 for a guided day trip, and $1200 for two day one night trip, and $1800 for a three day two night trip all the way through to Lake Tahoe. Subtract one hundred dollars from each of those prices if your paying in cash. A one hundred dollar deposit is required for trips booked in advance and will be refunded if you cancel with at least two weeks notice. The price is per Jeep and they will carry two people comfortably as the back seats are tiny and really only good for kids, and you will be the driver of your Jeep, each person wishing to drive must have a valid drivers licence. We also provide all the camping gear, tents, air mattresses, sleeping bags, etc. and food we’ll need.
Overnight trips offer much more time to relax out on the trail and take pictures. We’ll start at 9 a.m. This trail is gnarly but can be done by anyone with good equipment, guidance and some balls. We will make camp at Buck Island Lake where we’ll enjoy a nice home cooked meal and relax around the campfire. All camping equipment is provided. The next day we hit the trail around 9 a.m. and get to Lake Tahoe around 1 p.m. and drive back to Georgetown via hwy 50 around 3 p.m. There is always the possibility of breakage on the trail and there is no guarantee we will make it in as far as we would like in the time we have. Sorry but there is no such thing as a sure thing on the Rubicon Trail.
The weather is usually beautiful but bring extra warm clothes for the evening and the ride home on the highway. Don’t forget your swimming suits and camera.
We go wheeling almost every day between May and the end of October. We do try to stay off the trail when the Jeep Jamboree events are going on, it’s just too crowded. We are flexible and will try to work around your schedule as best we can if you would like something different than what is published on the calendar, just call. There is extra seating for children in our support vehicle for no extra charge, so bring your kids they will have a blast.
About our Rigs
All our rigs have conquered the Rubicon Trail many times. We have prepared all our jeeps with locking differentials, chromoly axles, low gears, custom built roll cages, lift kits, winches, and of course big tires. Our newest Jeep is an ’06 Wrangler Rubicon with 6 cylinder engine and 6 speed manual trans and 5 inch lift and 35 inch tires, next is an ’84 CJ7 with 6 cylinder engine and 5 speed manual trans and 35 inch tires, last is a ’77 CJ7 with a V8 and auto trans and 33 inch tires. As the operator of one of our Jeeps you can be sure you will get you through the trail with no problems and have a blast doing it.
There is always the potential for breakage on the trail, that’s why our support vehicle is equipped with plenty of tools and spare parts to get you going again. The support vehicle is a ’99 Dodge 2500 that is highly modified and is set up with a generator, air compressor, welder, and many tools for on trail repairs. That is why you're paying us right? so you don’t have to deal with the problems that plague so many unprepared trail goers. It also has extra seating for kids who want to come along.
I've been wheeling in California and the Alaskan bush for twenty-five years where going unprepared can have serious consequences, so rest assured we’ll have every thing we need to get home safe. I will give you guidance and spot you as needed on the trail, and give you space if you feel confident in your skills.
We are located at 6358 State Hwy. 193 in beautiful Georgetown California just 15 miles north of Placerville, the mecca of four wheeling, home of the Jeepers Jamboree, Jeep Jamboree USA, and Rubicon Safaris the only place where you get to drive one of our jeeps on the Rubicon Trail. We take care of all the details and equipment so all you have to do is drive one of the meanest and unforgiving trails in the country. We are about one hour out of Sacramento and about an hour and a half drive from south Lake Tahoe. Just take highway 50 to Placerville then turn north on highway 49 go one mile then turn right on highway 193 to Georgetown. We are on the right just as you come into town, right next to the Hilltop Motel.
- 6358 State Highway 193, Georgetown, CA 95634, USA
- (530) 320-4625
- Contact: email@example.com