While you can experience the local
taco stands and a sandwich on the
trail, you are not going to be worried
about what you have to eat with Go
Baja Riding. The tour stops at some of
the best restaurants Baja has to offer.
You get three full days of driving
on the four-day tour totaling over 500
miles. Two hundred miles were near
or directly on the shores of the Pacific
Ocean, a couple hundred were in
the mountains and another hundred
were within sight or on the edge of
the Sea of Cortez. We visited points of
interest, including the old mill, ship-
wrecks, Mike’s Sky Ranch and the
Laguna Diablo dry lakebed, where
we got the Wildcats to nearly 80 mph.
This is one of those spots where you
can see Trophy Trucks racing at over
140 mph. You can see some video of
our drive at
We would call the terrain mild to
intermediate, so if you were bring-
ing a wife or first-time off-roader in
the passenger seat, there is plenty of
opportunities to switch seats and let
them have a chance to drive.
Another great aspect about the tour
is that Bruce and his team know Baja
better than anyone. There is no second-guessing routes or the vehicle’s
ability to get you through a section.
They have done their homework and
taken out any of the unforeseen problems many first-timers face going to
Baja. There is a chase truck that joins
the tour throughout the day to help
Although the name doesn’t fit, the Arctic Cat machines are perfect for the deserts
of Baja. They are simple to operate and comfortable.
Tour operator Bruce Anderson knows the Mexican, Californian and Nevadan deserts like the back of his hand. He took us to trails we never knew existed in Baja.
We are going to try one of his California desert tours next.
The beauty of the southwestern deserts is something even the most sophisticated
nature lover would enjoy. We are confident seeing it in a UTV would be an experience you would never forget.