Apache Trail Notes

Thanks for planning a Jeep tour with Far Flung!  If you have any questions about your adventure, we'll be glad to help!  Call us at 800-839-7238 or email us at info@ffoc.net.

Would you please take a minute to review the items listed below that relate to your Jeep tour?

Starting Your Tour

This trip meets at the Far Flung Outdoor Center on Farm Road 170 in Study Butte (get directions).  If you are on the 9:00 a.m. tour, please plan to arrive at our office by 8:45 a.m.  If you are on the 1:30 p.m. tour, please plan to arrive by 1:15 p.m.  If you are running late, give us a call as other guests who have arrived will be more understanding.

Our three hour tours are conducted by Jeep YJ Wranglers that have been specially designed for Far Flung.  These "safari" style vehicles have covered tops to protect against the sun's rays and open sides for great viewing and picture taking.

This tour requires walking on flat terrain with some elevation gain at the end of the trip.  In fact, this tour has more walking than actual Jeep time.  Guests should be in reasonable physical condition and be comfortable with a 1 mile round trip walk at a very slow pace.

We'll stop occasionally along the tour to point out interesting geological formations, medicinal plants and other Big Bend points of interest.


Far Flung will provide plenty of iced water for the 3 hour trip.  Please bring your own personal water bottle that we can re-fill during the tour.

What to Wear/Bring on the Tour

* Shorts or long pants
* Comfortable walking shoes.
* Short or long sleeved shirt
* Hat or cap
* Sunglasses
* Bandana
* Sunscreen
* Camera and/or binoculars
* Windbreaker or light jacket (for the months of October - March)
Water bottle

What is the weather like?

Spring (March - April) Day: 75-90, Night: 45-60
Summer (May - September) Day: 85-100+, Night: 70-80
Fall (October - December) Day: 70-85, Night: 45-60
Winter (January - February) Day: 55-75, Night: 30-50
Rainfall averages 10-12 inches per year, with the majority of rainfall during the months of July - September

What about the bathroom?

Because the trip will take us through primitive areas of Big Bend, bathroom facilities are limited. Our guides will carry a basic toilet system, but your choice of restroom will be "pink or blue" bushes or large rocks.  You will have access to the Far Flung Outdoor Center restrooms before and after the trip.

Should I tip the guide?

Many guests ask us whether tipping the guides is appropriate. If you believe the guide  exceeded your service expectations, please feel free to leave a tip (10-15% of the trip price is normal). Tipping is by no means required.


Jeep tours have a $10/person non-refundable deposit requirement with the balance due 48 hours prior to the trip departure date.  Cancellations outside of 48 hours from departure forfeit the deposit amount.  Cancellations (including no-shows) within 48 hours of the trip departure forfeit the entire cost of the trip.

It is rare that Far Flung will cancel a tour, but in the event we do, all moneys (including deposits) will be refunded.


Trip participants must understand and appreciate that riding in an off road vehicle involves some risk.  These risks include, but are not limited to 1) forces of nature, including extreme heat, cold, hail, rain and lightning 2) possible roll-over or loss of control of a Jeep driven by others related to excessive speed, rough, steep or narrow trails and collisions with other vehicles, boulders, vegetation, wild animals, livestock or other man-made or natural objects 3) accident or illness without access to immediate evacuation or availability of medical supplies and the inadequacy of medical attention once provided.

Participants agree to abide by all rules related to off road safety as outlined by Far Flung Outdoor Center and/or its guide staff.