Information and FAQ

JEEPERS JAMBOREE has been offering legendary guided off road trips through the Rubicon Trail since 1953, Jeepers Jamboree has had worldwide recognition and people from all over the world have participated on our trips to traverse the famous Rubicon Trail! This is a new opportunity Jeepers Jamboree would like to offer the UTV off road enthusiast.

THE RUBICON TRAIL is known worldwide for its level 10 in difficulty. It travels through part of Northern California’s beautiful Desolation Wilderness. The Rubicon Trail is an unmaintained County road that runs from Loon Lake to Tahoma in North Lake Tahoe, California.

For recommendations or more information, please contact our office at 530-333-4771 or email us at

  • Official Jeepers Jamboree attire
  • Parts, if needed and available
  • No host bar in Rubicon Springs provided by Georgetown Divide Rotary Club


How do I sign up for a trip?

You can sign up Online here or by mail to:

Jeepers Jamboree & Jeep Jamboree, Inc.
P.O. Box 900
Georgetown, CA 95634
Registrations can also be faxed over at 530-333-0245 or taken over the phone at 530-333-4771.

Registration opens for the UTV Con’Quest trip on January 1st. Registration cut off is two weeks prior to the trip date.  All registrations must be completed and the release of liability wavier must be signed by all participants. Once completed registrations are submitted the driver will receive a confirmation and itinerary by email.

What equipment is required for an ATV or UTV in California?

  • Headlamps. Headlamps are required for the operation of ATVs and UTVs from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise. The headlamp must be at least one one white light directed toward the front of the vehicle with enough light to reveal persons or vehicles at a distance of at least 200 feet.
  • Taillamps. Taillamps are required for the operation of ATVs and UTVs from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise. The taillamp must be at least one one red light that is clearly visible from the rear of the vehicle.
  • Brakes. The brake system must be in good working order and adequate to control the vehicle in any conditions upon which it is being operated.
  • Muffler. An ATV or UTV must be equipped with an adequate muffler or exhaust system that is not equipped with a cutout, bypass or similar device.
  • Spark Arrester. A spark arrester is required on any ATV or UTV being operated on any forest-covered land, brush-covered land or grass-covered land. The spark arrester must be qualified and rated by the United States Forest Service.
Click here for more informaiton about ATV/UTV regulations in California

What types of UTV vehicles are allowed to attend the trip?

Acceptable vehicles for the UTV Con’Quest are years 2000 and newer with a current OHV green sticker and participant must be properly insured for liability and medical coverage.  All UTV’s must have at least 30” off road tires, skid plates and tow hooks. You will be required to have a spark arrester and an extra CVT belt. State of California UTV rules apply. For more vehicle information, recommendations, or approval please contact the office at 530-333-4771.

Who can I bring?

All participants shall be 10 years of age or older (must be 16 years old to drive). There shall be at least one person in every vehicle 18 years of age or older who will be responsible for the occupants of the vehicle.  All passengers must wear seat belts and helmets. We also recommend wearing driving gloves.  All participants must be registered for the trip. Absolutely NO PETS are allowed to attend any of our trips.

What will a UTV Con’Quest  trip cost?

$400.00 per person with a 2 person minimum per vehicle. ($500.00 per person after June 15th)
All fees must be paid in advance.  A $35 charge is assessed for returned checks. All camping fees and meals are included in this price.
Please reference the COVID-19 page for more information about the cancellation policy should it be required to cancel this event.

Jamboree Refund Policy (per ticket) - Please Review PENALTY
For reservations to 21 days before trip $35.00
From 20 days to 8 days before trip 50%
From 7 days to 1 day before trip 80%
From trip date and beyond 100%

 This is my first four wheel drive event? What kind of driving experience is needed?

No experience is needed. We have trail guides along the trail helping the drivers take the correct lines and stacking rocks to help you get through the Rubicon Trail. Jeepers Jamboree & Jeep Jamboree, Inc. is the best company for beginner off road enthusiasts to learn helpful off road tips.

What does the trip registration fee cover?

Registration fees cover all necessary permits, vehicle fees, camping fees, experienced trail guides and mechanics. We supply three meals a day starting the day of the trip to lunch on the last day as you’re wheeling out. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate special diets and dietary restrictions.
You can contact the office at 530-333-4771 for a menu.

What if my vehicle has mechanical problems while on the trail?

If you have a mechanical problem while on the trail please inform a rock roller on the trail or pull off the trail and wait for assistance as needed. We have trail mechanics to assist with mechanical problems while on the trail.  Jeepers Jamboree and Jeep Jamboree Inc. maintains a parts inventory in Main Camp, however due to a wide range of different and unique vehicles that attend, we cannot provide parts for every type of breakdown.  We suggest each participant bring appropriate spare parts for their vehicle.  Jeepers Jamboree and Jeep Jamboree Inc. have mechanics stationed along the trail to provide assistance.  Breakdowns can delay your trip for hours and even days.  Ensure your vehicle is in good running condition before attending a trip.

Could my vehicle be damaged on a Jamboree trip?

There is the possibility of damage to your vehicle when traveling the Rubicon Trail. Any damage is the owner’s responsibly. The rock rollers are there to assist you in traversing the trail; please closely follow instructions given by the rock rollers. The Rubicon Trail is rated a 10. It is one of the oldest, toughest four wheel drive trails in the world. If you fear damaging or denting your vehicle, please do not attend.

Are there bypasses that can be taken to avoid difficult spots?

No, there are no bypasses; moreover, vehicles cannot pull off the road more than 25ft from the center of the trail. If you are stopping to eat, swim, check your vehicle, etc., pull off just enough so another vehicle can get around you.

Can I have a friend or family member check in for me?

The driver of each registered vehicle and all passengers in said vehicle MUST check in. All signatures need to be on the liability release waiver before you can be checked in. If you didn't get a waiver signed prior to check in, make sure you come in and sign at check in. No vehicle sticker or wristbands will be given without all signatures.

What type of rest-room facilities do you have?

There are port-a-potties at the Loon Lake Dam when you start the trip and a few scattered along the trail. Once you get to Rubicon Springs we have several port-a-potties. Participants can also bring their own bucket toilets (must pack out on own – no dumping) and PETT toilet systems.

What kind of weather can I expect on the Rubicon?

The weather is unpredictable in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. No matter how warm it may be by day, the nights can get cold and thundershowers are not an uncommon occurrence. Pack for warm and cold weather and bring an extra pair of shoes.

Where do we camp once on the Rubicon Trail?

Once you get to Rubicon Springs Main Camp, a camp host will help assist you in finding a camp site. Rubicon Springs is the midpoint of the Rubicon Trail. For example, your trip departs Tuesday you will drive the Rubicon Trail until you reach Rubicon Springs. You will then set up camp and stay camped there for the duration of the trip. Thursday you will break down camp, and you will drive the Rubicon Trail back out to Loon Lake.

What type of activities will there be once in camp?

Participants can enjoy fishing, hiking, swimming, and meeting fellow off road enthusiasts. There will be entertainment in the evening after dinner.

Where can I purchase merchandise for family and friends?

UTV Con’Quest merchandise can be purchased Online at or in Rubicon Springs at the sales booth.