Sunbuggy Las Vegas Dune Buggy Tours – The Baja Chase

Sunbuggy Las Vegas Dune Buggy Tours – The Baja Chase

Last week we headed north to SunBuggy Off Road Tour Company located next to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to do the Mini Baja Chase! After checking in at their offices and getting outfitted for our helmets and goggles, we hopped on the shuttle bus for the 10-minute drive to the sand dunes. I had no idea there were sand dunes this close to Vegas!

Sun Buggy Fun Rentals.

Once we arrived at the launch point, we met out guide, or Dunie, and got a quick overview of how to drive our Dune Buggy and all of the safety rules. Then… we were off! The Mini Baja Chase is not for the weak of heart. It’s a fast-paced drive where your job is to chase the Dunie. The only things that will slow them down is you.

Dunebuggy Tours on the Las Vegas Sand Dunes.Sand Dunes Las Vegas.
Sunbuggy Las Vegas Dune Buggy Rental.

During the chase, you drive over gravel, rocks, dunes, and trails in every direction. The initial terrain is extremely bumpy and you get rattled around a lot, but later we learned the faster you go, the less you bump around.

Dune Buggies Las Vegas.

Once you get to the dunes, the ride becomes much smoother. But don’t get me wrong, a smoother drive doesn’t mean it’s any less intense. The Dunie takes you up and down the sand dunes and some of the drops definitely made us scream like little girls (especially Jacob).

Sunbuggy Dune Buggy Rentals.
Dune Buggy Las Vegas.
Sunbuggy Las Vegas Dune Buggy Rental.Sun Buggy Las Vegas Dune Buggy Rentals.
Sand Dunes Las Vegas.
Sunbuggy Las Vegas Dune Buggy Rental.

And then I slowed down too much that I got stuck! :P Lesson learned: Don’t drive like a grandma!

Las Vegas Dune Buggy Rental.
Sun Buggy Fun Rentals.
Sunbuggy Las Vegas Dune Buggy Tours - The Baja Chase
Sunbuggy Las Vegas Dune Buggy Rental.
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Sunbuggy Las Vegas Dune Buggy Rental.
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Halfway through the 60 minute ride, you make a stop at a viewpoint where you can switch drivers and get a great view of the city in the distance.

Dunes Las Vegas.

I’m so short.. this is how much padding I needed. Plus they had to tape something to the gas pedal. :P Just watch the video.
Sand Dunes Las Vegas.SunBuggy Fun Rentals.
Sand Dunes Las Vegas.

Jacob is always snapchatting. :) You should check out his snaps at – jacobthefu!

Las Vegas Dune Buggy Rentals.
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Next group!

Sun Buggy Fun Rentals.

If extreme isn’t for you, SunBuggy does offer more leisurely tours that can still be a lot of fun! You check them out here.

Sunbuggy Fun Rentals
6925 Speedway Boulevard
Las Vegas NV 89115

866.728.4443

Pro-Tips for the SunBuggy Las Vegas Baja Chase:

  • Wear clothes you’re okay to get dirty in. It can get really dusty!
  • Book an early morning ride, even during the winter you will start to feel the Vegas sun.
  • Pack light! You don’t want to bring any loose items with you. But if you do have anything you need to store, they have lockers in the office.
  • If you bring a camera, be sure it’s secure! There is a lot of dust and silt that will also most likely get in your gear, so you may want to bring something like a GoPro instead.

Have you driven any off road vehicles?
Would you do the extreme drive or something more leisurely?

xoxo estherJacob

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  1. Price for 4 we will be in Vegas July 15-19

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