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Big Bear Jeep Experience 42011 Big Bear Blvd Unit A Big Bear Lake, California 92315

 

What’s not permitted


  • Drugs and or alcohol, BBJE does not permit the operating of any vehicles to any person under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If we suspect you of being under the influence we will cancel your tour and NO refund will be issued.
  • Bad Attitude! At BBJE we enjoy having fun! We ask that anyone with a bad attitude choose another activity.
  • No smoking in the vehicles (smoking is available at any stopping of the trail outside of the vehicle)
  • Large coolers
  • Weapons of any kind

General Information


  • Children’s minimum age is 18 months. Parental supervision a must!  If you do not have a car seat please *inform us ahead of time, so that we may provide one for you.
  • Open year round, seven days a week (weather and availability permitting)
  • Reservations recommended.
  • Big Bear Jeep Experience reserves the right to alter, modify or cancel any tour due to weather or unsafe conditions, including driver ability or vehicle mechanical issues.
  • Prices are per Jeep and do not include GUIDE GRATUITY!
  • Tour availability and prices subject to change without notice.
  • Tour size minimum: 1 Vehicles
  • Cancellation policy: No refund will be given for less than 24 hour notice.
  • Full refund given if Big Bear Jeep Experience cancels your tour, before it starts.

FAQ’S


What times do your tours depart?
Our trips depart at 9am, 1:30 pm and 5:30pm. You are not required to show up early JUST DON’T BE LATE! If you are not present when trip departs your reservation will be considered a “no show” and your deposit will not be refunded.

What is the minimum age for children on your tours?
The minimum age on our tours is 1½ years old with parental supervision.

What is your cancellation policy?
We have a 100% cancellation charge for less than 48 hours notice. There is no cancellation charge with more than 48 hours notice.

What should we bring/wear?
We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and outdoor clothing. Sunscreen and hats are recommended. Remember to bring your camera and film.

Are your vehicles air-conditioned?
Our jeeps are air-conditioned; there are times of the year that we will ride with the hard tops off.

Is there any hiking on your tours?
There are some areas that we will be able to walk and hike up some trails.

What happens if it rains?
Our tours operate rain or shine. The guide will determine if the weather is too severe to cancel the trip. Big Bear, being located in the San Bernardino Mountains has several different microclimates. If it does rain on our tour it is usually short lived. The rainfall offers a chance for rainbows and waterfalls providing spectacular photo opportunities.

Is it customary to tip the tour guide and if so, how much?
Yes, it is customary to tip your guide. The usual gratuity is 15-20%. We can add the gratuity to your charge card or you can tip your guide directly.

How many people do your vehicles hold?
2-door Jeeps can accommodate up to three guest.
4-door Jeeps can accommodate up to five guest.

Can we have multiple drivers?
Yes, you can have up to two drivers per Jeep.

Can we bring our lunch and eat in the vehicle?
You can bring snacks on your trip. You will be able to eat on the trail at one of our stops. We will also provide snacks and beverages that you can enjoy during the stops.

Can we split the payments between more than one person?
We can split payments any way you prefer.

Will there be other people in the vehicle with me?
You or your party are the only people that will be in the vehicle. Unless another vehicle in the tour group breaks down and we have to transport passengers back.

Trip Details

Very Beginner friendly sight seeing trip
  • Terrain consist mostly of dirt roads and fire roads
  • Guest will drive on the historic Gold Fever Trail
  • Along the way we will stop at the Lucky Baldwin Mine and the Hangman Tree and other historic locations where we will get some fun photos on your devices.
  • Trip takes between 1 and 1.5 hours
  • All of our trip times are assumed ballpark times. Staying on schedule is very difficult when off-roading. Please allow at least an extra half hour at the end of your trip for incidents like traffic, getting stuck or break downs.
  • 2-door $199 per Jeep 4-door $249 per Jeep
Beginner friendly introduction to four wheel drive
  • We begin the trip with a history tour on the Gold Fever Trail.
  • Along the way we will stop at the Lucky Baldwin Mine and the Hangman Tree and other historic locations where we will get some fun photos on your devices.
  • Guest will enjoy a perfect trail to get them exposed to what the Jeeps are capable of. They will drive over terrain that requires them to be in the four low gear range.
  • Guest will also concur the feature known as THE SQUEEZE!
  • We will drive by the beautiful Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
  • Trip takes about 2 hours
  • 2-door Jeep $299 4-door Jeep $359
Our most popular trip where you complete an Intermediate trail from beginning to end.
  • Guest will enjoy a perfect trail to get them exposed to what the Jeeps are capable of. They will drive over terrain that requires them to be in the four low gear range.
  • Guest will also concur the feature known as THE SQUEEZE!
  • Guest will then complete an Intermediate trail called John Bull Jr.
  • Trail consist of a hill climb with challenging obstacles and boulders on it, a exciting ledge and hill decent.
  • Guest will also use the skills they have learned to just complete the trail. There are multiple obstacles along the way that will challenge their driving skills.
  • As we will be far into the Big Bear back country there will be many amazing photo opportunities
  • Trip take about 3 hours
  • All of our trip times are assumed ballpark times. Staying on schedule is very difficult when off-roading. Please allow at least an extra half hour at the end of your trip for incidents like traffic, getting stuck or break downs.
  • 2-door Jeep $399 4-door Jeep $459
Advanced rock crawling trail
  • Gold Mountain is on of the 42 trails in the whole country that Jeep has designated as their Badge of Honor trails. These are all advanced trails with amazing views, history and exciting/challenging terrain.
  • Our guides will lead the way and assist our guest as we concur this awesome trail. We will ascend three named features. First the Ledge then the Brain and finally the Rock Garden. These are just the named features, there are many more challenges along the way.
  • We will get out for photos at some of the most amazing viewpoints in all of Big Bear.
  • Gold Mountain is the first trail in BBJE’s badge of honor trail system. After completing this challenge you will then be qualified to complete the other trails in the local Badge of Honor trail system. Next would be Holcomb Creek the the world famous John Bull trail!
  • Trip takes about 4 hours
  • All of our trip times are assumed ballpark times. Staying on schedule is very difficult when off-roading. Please allow at least an extra half hour at the end of your trip for incidents like traffic, getting stuck or break downs.
  • 2-door Jeep $525 4-door $599
We go almost anywhere in local mountains and desert
  • At BBJE we don’t just stick to the same few trails. If you have a special trip that you are looking to do with us, just call us and we can build you a custom trip plan.
  • Pioneer Town is a popular trip that takes about 5+ hours to complete from beginning to end. This trip we stop and eat at a delicious restaurant inPioneer Town called Pappy and Harriotts.
  • Cougar Buttes is a fun rock crawling trail in the Johnson valley desert that is accessible year round. It is also a section of the world famous King of the Hammers course.
  • The Rose Mine is a super fun Jeep training ground where tailing piles from the gold rush era have turned into perfect Jeep terrain park. Great to expose drivers of what the Jeeps are capable of. This is our alternative trail to the Squeeze if it is not accessible do to snow.

If you have any questions please call (909) 420-5828