By Nick Almada
Just southwest of the Las Vegas strip lies Mt. Potosi, a Beautiful valley with lush green trees and brush now home to one of the nations most premiere off-road experiences, The Bronco Off-Rodeo.
Nestled in the valley of Mt. Potosi, the Bronco Off-Rodeo came in and restored an abandoned Boy Scouts camp built back in 1988 and turned it into an obstacle course of wide variety. Current Bronco reservation holders are invited out to one of 4 different Bronco Off-Rodeo locations across America (Nevada, Utah, Texas, and New Hampshire) to learn about what the Bronco has to offer.
Guests are provided a Bronco of their own and trail guides to help them around the course. Also included is lunch and dinner along with some snacks and water for the trails.
Ever since 1996, people have been waiting for a new Bronco to be released and just over 25 years later, the Icon returned. Ever since 1965, the Ford Bronco has always been a leader in the SUV market especially in the off-road world, and this successor lives up to the iconic Bronco heritage in every way.
This retro inspired 2021 Bronco, styled heavily off the original 65, has so many interesting features and beautifully integrated technology that makes the driving experience that much more enjoyable. From the differential locking switches, to the sway bar disconnect (which can be disconnected under load) to the G.O.A.T modes, the Bronco has no shortage of options to help you get through Any and all terrain possible.
After driving the Bronco through some of the trails at the Nevada Bronco Off-Rodeo, it’s very apparent that Ford made this car as Easy to drive as possible. Getting tilted and losing traction? Disable the sway bar and lock the diffs from the driver seat without breaking a sweat. Have a tight hairpin U-turn in front of you? Activate trail turn assist and let the Bronco pull you around with ease. Steep downhill with loose gravel and rocks? Activate the hill decent feature and select your desired mph. No matter the situation you find yourself in, the Bronco can tackle it and then some.
Ford really set the bar with this new rendition of the Bronco and it’s forcing other competitors in the class to up their game specifically with the new Jeep Wrangler 392, Land Rover Defender, and the Toyota 4Runner. And with a rumored “Raptor” version of the Bronco coming soon dubbed the Bronco Warthog, Ford is ready to take back the SUV market.
What do you think about the new Ford Bronco? Do you have one on order or have you already taken delivery? Can it compete with the already proven Jeep platforms? Let’s talk about it!