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Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway ...Winter Edition VU3

Rugged beauty, creek crossings, and a tunnel???......We must be headed back to Kentucky!!!! Oh not just Kentucky but the DBBB!!!

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Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway ...Winter Edition VU3
Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway ...Winter Edition VU3

Time & Location

Feb 22, 2024, 12:00 PM EST – Feb 26, 2024, 5:00 AM EST

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About the Event

                                                                                       The Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway...Winter Edition!!

                                                                                                   Thursday Feb 22 2024 - Monday Feb 26th

Venture Unknown invites you to explore one of the most beautiful areas in the Southeast…

The DBBB is a moderately difficult, high clearance route for licensed, street legal 4WD vehicles. It utilizes historic county roads around the Red River Gorge and Daniel Boone National Forest. It contains terrain surfaces varying between one third gravel, one third trail, and one third asphalt. We will meander through the beautiful Spaas creek, the infamous rock garden of Old Fincastle Rock, and the always challenging Pumpkin Hollow. This is just the few areas you will come home and tell your friends and family about!! Along this trip lead guide Sean Clark will tell stories of the history of this historic route as well as offer any educational tips on how to properly navigate your 4x4 through some of this beautiful but rugged terrain.  Below you will find all the details needed to get ready to rally at a beautiful campsite and begin this Venture into the Unknown!!

The Dates

Thursday Feb 22 2024 - Monday Feb 26th 

Optional to leave out Sunday but risk not completing route


Thurs Feb 22 arrive at your lesiure on this day

Rally at the Waterfall Camp. Coordinates will be communicated privately.

*Friday morning @ 830am sharp driver meeting (attendance required)

Friday morning @ 9am wheels up

We  will proceed towards the DBBB start.

Plan to ride the DBBB all of Friday, Saturday, Sunday and head home Monday. 

Dispersed camping every night so please come prepared. 


Level VU3 

4x4 with specified rig requirements suggested (see rig requirements below), long seat times possible (appx 8 hours), pinstripes likely, long distance travels

VU3 Rig Requirements

*33in all terrain tires minimum *MTs recommended

*2in lift required

*Full size spare required

*Recovery points required

*Recovery gear required

*Sliders required

*Skids required (factory is acceptable)

*Front and rear armor highly recommended

*Winch recommended

*Self sustained off-grid cooking and supplies required.

*Full tool set (lead will have tools as well)

*Spare CV axle is highly recommended

*GMRS radio required (loaners avail)

*Aux fuel recommended but not required

*****Adventurous spirit 100% required

Max rig count


Camping type

All camps for this adventure will be dispersed style camping. Meaning there are no bathrooms, running water, or electricity available at camps. This is a REAL adventure.

What to bring?

Everything to be self sustained for multiple days in the wild. This should include proper clothing for the season, footwear (water resistant recommended), food, trail snacks, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, rain gear, a bundle or 2 of firewood for the community fire, and most importantly the right attitude. If you forgot something we will give you the shirt off our back but please plan ahead. Don't be shy, ask questions. We love to help people enjoy this hobby.

Adventurous spirit is required in this type of trip. All types of unknowns may happen during an adventure.. We assure you that we will come prepared with the right attitude, and gear, as the safety of everyone is our top priority.

What's included?

You can expect Sean to use his many years running guided trips to help you adapt to being off-road in remote spots of the wilderness and ensure he has your best interest always at the forefront. We never leave a man behind. So if a mechanical failure happens there will be plans to help recover your rig. You can expect a welcoming community of folks that always welcome you to the fire and who knows maybe Sean will share his famous Mango Margaritas with you. You can expect a VU sticker that captures this adventure so you can look back and remember the fun! Michelle's delicious homemade banana bread will be served on the final morning at our gratitude circle (this is worth the cost) just ask anyone. Educational opportunities during this ride will include driving techniques, gear recommendations, communication and navigation lessons. We also will share a GPX file of our route that includes camps in the area. You also will have access to a trip photo album.


Before the trip

We will be available for any questions you may have. We can be reached by phone, messenger, or email.  Sean will also create a chat for all that are planning to come appx a week before the event.

With all our adventures we require to attend one conference call via Google Meet. There will be 2 dates to choose from shared via email or PM. Please plan to take part on this call. 

During the trip

We use GMRS radios during our rides. We highly recommend this type of communications. If you need recommendations on what to buy we will be glad to help. If you aren't able to secure a radio for the ride, we will provide a loaner. We will use GMRS CH17 (462.600)


$200 per rig

Other cost

Personal food and fuel


*Arrive topped off with fuel

*Auxiliary fuel not required

*Please bring a bundle or 2 of firewood for the community fire

*Read over our code of conduct found under the policy of this registration

*By signing up for this adventure you are agreeing to our waiver..

**Check out all our adventures. We can personalize and plan your adventure**

**Due to planning and this registration holding your spot before anyone else, the experience is non refundable**


  • DBBB VU3

    Venture Unknown invites you to explore one of the most beautiful areas in the Southeast…..The Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway….aka the DBBB!!

    +$5.00 service fee
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