ATV Ride Safety: Age, Safety Equipment, Food and Water


For any kind of UTV adventure, whether you’re the driver or a passenger, safety is a vital topic. From important equipment to several basic practices for driving and operating these vehicles, there are a few vital areas to look at before taking part in any UTV ride. 

At Mild to Wild Rhino Tours, we’re happy to offer a huge range of UTV tours around Zion National Park, allowing our clients to spend hours enjoying some of the most amazing sights in southern Utah. Safety is an area we hit hard for each and every one of our clients, whether they’re driving or sitting in the passenger seat. Here are some top areas to keep in mind, which we’ll discuss in this two-part blog series.

Age for UTV Drivers and Passengers

While many forms of outdoor recreation work for people of all ages, there are some limitations when it comes to powerful, heavy equipment like a UTV. We ask that all drivers be licensed and at least 18 years old to ensure they’ve had enough experience behind the wheel. If you’re planning to drive, our guides will give you all the instructions you need to operate the vehicle. They’re easy to operate, even if you’ve never driven one before!

We’re a family friendly company, and love for kids to join the fun, but ask that they participate only as passengers for their safety and the safety of others. Passengers must be at least 3 years old. We have 3 seat and 6 seat UTVs available so the whole family can ride together.

Proper Safety Equipment

Every single person who rides on a UTV, whether as a driver or passenger, should have proper safety equipment. Mild to Wild Rhino Tours always provides all the necessary safety equipment you’ll need. This includes a properly fitting helmet, safety glasses, gloves, and bandanas. And don’t worry. We clean and sanitize all our safety equipment after every ride.

We suggest you wear close-toed shoes rather than sandals or flip-flops as well. As for clothing, consider wearing something lightweight and comfortable, but nothing too baggy nor too tight.

Food and Water

Especially for longer rides, like the tours around Zion which can take between three and four hours, you’re bound to get hungry and thirsty. Mild to Wild has your back! We provide water and snacks at various stops throughout the tour so you can stay hydrated and energized.

For more on taking proper safety measures for any UTV ride or tour, or to learn about our beautiful tours around Zion National Park, speak to the staff at Mild to Wild Rhino Tours today.

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