This was our first time riding one of these metal contraptions and it was a little nerve racking. But, about five minutes in, youíll feel like an all-star! Donít worry, most tours have an experienced group and a novice/rookie group so you can choose your liking.
The one thing missing? There wasn't much time to just drive about and explore on our own while testing the limits of these machines and having some fun. That can be solved, however, as we found a tour group (Sin City ATV Rentals) that lets you do a self-guided tour which could be more to your style if you just want to test out the trails. The guides donít explain much to you, anyway, as you are moving pretty quickly and ATVs arenít the quietest horse in the stable.
The tours do provide a bagged lunch -- which was actually surprisingly tasty -- along with unlimited bottled water. The prices arenít cheap, ranging from $120-$160 plus taxes at most outfits we checked out. The best deals are found when you get lucky and come across a Groupon or other 'insert deal website hereí when you can get a tour for as low as $85 which is a steal considering the great time it provides.
Most importantly, ensure that you have sunscreen on BEFORE you go as you will quickly find out once you arrive and start moving that it gets incredibly dusty. If you try to apply halfway through the tour, it will end up as a red concrete-type mixture that you will surely regret for the rest of the day! Adding to that point, wear some clothing that you donít particularly care about or donít intend on wearing again during your trip as you WILL be completely covered in dust when youíre finished.
But, donít let a little dust scare you. On the way home, you will be bragging about that awesome 360 no one saw you do. The best part is that the tours are usually half day and start in the morning so you have the whole afternoon back on The Strip to
play catchup enjoy yourself. You have nothing to lose, so get out, enjoy the desert and pack in a little adventure you will not forget!