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Thu, May 25


Black Rock Desert

Black Rock Desert & Emigrant Trails Stargazing Safari

Join OTG's sister company American Safari Co, as we lead a small group through the otherworldly Black Rock desert of Northern Nevada. Along the way you'll get to speed across the Black Rock Playa, experience some of the darkest skies in the lower 48, soak in hot springs, and explore emigrant trails

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Black Rock Desert & Emigrant Trails Stargazing Safari
Black Rock Desert & Emigrant Trails Stargazing Safari

Time & Location

May 25, 2023, 10:00 AM PDT – May 29, 2023, 11:00 AM PDT

Black Rock Desert, Gerlach, Nevada, USA

About the event

The Black Rock Desert / High Rock Canyon / Emigrant Trails Experience

Come join American Safari Company (OTG's sister company) for an epic tour of northern Nevada's Black Rock Desert.  This tour is perfect for for overlanders of all experience levels.  The Black Rock Desert includes one of the largest salt flats in North America (the Black Rock Playa), hot springs, old emigrant trails, old homesteads and pioneer sites, the exquisitely beatifuly and rugged high rock canyon, and some of the darkest skies in the lower 48.  

Most camp locations will take place in the backcountry with little to no amenities.  

Your Guide

The tour has been designed and curated by OTG founder and lifelong explorer, Ben Easley.  Brian Low will be leading the tour.  Brian is well versed in the tour world, having led hiking, bikepacking, and bike tours for Sports Basement.      

The OTG Tour Experience

OTG and American Safari Co strive to create an unforgettable experience.  These are intimate, small group adventures. It is critical that each individual bring their best self to the group and expect to participate equally. 

Tours typically include some short hikes to particular areas of interest.  

What's Included in your Adventure

Expert route planning, camping fees, morning coffee, and OTG/ASC swag.  

Vehicle Requirements & Terrain

This trip requires a 4x4 with all terrain tires (no AWD vehicles).  A full sized spare is required.  This 200+ mile track is nearly all dirt.  You will be required to carry 5 gallons of extra fuel given the limited fueling opportunities.  While there is nothing particularly technical on this track, certain sections do have a lot of rocks.  All/rugged/mud terrain tires are required (no stock radials).  

Cost:  $700 per drive, $500 per passenger

Participant Criteria:  All participants on adventures organized by American Safari Co/OTG must understand and agree to the following in order to reserve their spot and join the adventure.  Children (14+) may attend when accompanied by a parent (requires a passenger ticket).  

All tour participants must sign the tour booking agreement and waiver. 

Reserve a Spot!

  • Driver

    This ticket is good for the driver of one vehicle.

  • Passenger

    This ticket is good for one passenger (must be 21+). You must be accompanying another person who has purchased a vehicle ticket. We permit up to three persons per vehicle (1 driver ticket, 2 passenger tickets).




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