An easy and relaxing way to enjoy the beautiful trail system at Skytop in the Poconos.
People of all ages can participate.
Looking for a unique way to see the trails and mountain finery at Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains? Take an outback UTV Tour! Tours are available for either 1-hour or 2-hour bookings and prices vary depending on time booked and people riding. My family booked a 2-hour ride at the beginning of January while we were guests at Skytop Lodge, although you are free to book no matter where you bunk.
Outback tours are available year-round, although the scenery varies by season, so no one tour is the same! Go several times a year for great variety in wildlife, foliage and more. Our "winter" tour was taken on a January day that was 50 degrees, so we had more of an autumn experience without the colorful leaves, but it was highly enjoyable nonetheless. Our guide met us at the main entrance to the Lodge and we piled into the UTV. These vehicles can seat 4 persons (6 including children) quite well, and they ride at a rate of about 10-12 miles per hour, so you have a chance to really see things and don't have to worry about holding on for dear life. The vehicle is open-air, so be sure to bundle up if you're going during the colder season. We were quite comfortable the whole time and there were even blankets provided in case you got chilly or just wanted a snuggly feel.
Our guide took us all over the Skytop property, filling us in on wonderful tidbits about the sites we passed. You could tell he knew his stuff and there were many things I learned that really added to my stay in the area. (Like did you know you can see clear to New Jersey from atop West Mountain, or that battles were fought at Indian Ladder Falls? Way cool information that you won't find on any map!)
Views from the Gazebo on West Mountain were breathtaking and certainly a must-do on any tour, as are the falls! Don't forget your camera and don't forget to make reservations for this terrific adventure! Definitely worth the ride!
*This review is based on a complimentary visit to Skytop Lodge. I received no other compensation and the business owner did not state any requirements that I express a particular point of view. The opinions I express are entirely my own.