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Learn 4x4 Driving Instruction From The Pros

New Jeep Driving School Opens in Sedona, Arizona


Sedona Arizona Jeep Driving School

Sedona Jeep School offers 4x4 driving instruction in your own or rental four-wheel-drive vehicle.

Dec 20 2006
SEDONA, ARIZONA - Have you ever passed a dirt trail and wondered, “Where does that road go?”

More and more people are seeking the answer to that question. With the growth of SUV popularity, the need for off-highway safety and etiquette training has become apparent. Although most people use their SUV’s as only on-road transportation, many SUV owners are tempted to brave the occasional dirt road or even some rock-crawling.

Most people don’t realize that driving on even a smooth dirt road requires different techniques and etiquette than the on-pavement driving to which most people are accustomed. More intense four-wheel driving requires an entirely new set of skills that you can’t learn by watching a video.

Now there is an accessible, convenient and affordable provider for off-highway driving instruction: Sedona Jeep School.

Sedona Jeep School offers 4x4 driving instruction in your own four-wheel-drive vehicle. They also offer convenient Jeep rental packages through Farabee Jeep Rentals.

Owner/Instructor Nena Barlow created Sedona Jeep School to fill the gap between Jeep tours and Jeep rentals, as well as serve visitors who have their own four-wheel drive vehicles and would like to push their skills to the next level. Sedona Jeep School promotes responsible off highway recreation while providing instruction in the finer points of 4x4 technique.

After a lifetime of four-wheeling and eight years in the Jeep tour industry, Barlow has logged some serious off-road hours. She says, “Lately, more and more Jeep tour guests are asking about driving themselves or picking my brain about what their 4x4 can do. People are looking for off-road education.”

Barlow, recently featured on the NBC Today Show with Peter Greenberg, has been instructing professional tour guides for years, and, occasionally riding with a acquaintances to teach them four-wheeling in their own vehicles. She says, “I realized that with more and more people buying trail-capable vehicles these days, more and more people want to learn how to safely and confidently use their vehicles.”

A typical 4x4 instruction session with Sedona Jeep School starts with questions like:

  • “What types of terrain have you driven before?"
  • "What level of rugged terrain do you want to learn to drive?”
Then the instruction moves on to a “getting to know your vehicle” session before the instructor climbs in the vehicle with you to head out and tackle some terrain.

While in the vehicle, instructors educate clients in off-highway driving techniques, as well as trail etiquette and outdoor preparedness.

After a course with Sedona Jeep School, clients have an understanding of their capabilities and the capabilities of their vehicles. They gain skills for safe, responsible, and enjoyable outdoor recreation. Barlow says, “Fun is what it is all about. I get to teach people about having fun, and finding out where that dirt road goes!”

Jeep rental packages are available through Farabee Jeep Rentals at 3009 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona, (928) 282-8700 or 1-800-806-JEEP.

For more information about Sedona Jeep School, visit www.sedonajeepschool.com or call 928-274-0570.

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