We spent a full day in Moab with Nadi in August having been recommended to use his services by the great folks at Barlow Jeeps.
Nadi is a top drawer instructor and is able to communicate the concepts in ways that make intuitive sense. Both of us had experience with 4WD vehicles having grown up in Montana, but nothing prepared us for the terrain Nadi put us on. It definitely took us out of our comfort zone, but the way Nadi started us out easy and built up our skills throughout the day gave us the confidence to go up and down obstacles we would never have thought to try on our own. Nadi's instruction method of using radios allows the student a sense of ownership of conquering the trail.
We will be sending our friends Nadi's way as we were so impressed with the skills that we walked away with. In addition to the awesome instruction,
Nadi has a deep history of the Moab area which he gladly shared with us, making the trip all the more enjoyable. Nadi is without a doubt one of the top off road instructors in the nation - he came highly recommended and now we see why.
Nadi really knows off roading and more importantly he knows how to teach it. As he took me through the various obstacles he would clearly explain what to do and why. Then when you fail to perform correctly, he will patiently explain again as many times as it takes. I noted he was checking on what my vehicle was clearing and how it was doing in addition to my performance as we progressed.
As you might expect, he covered trail etiquette. I didn't expect the coverage of environmental concerns. On the trails he described incidents of both environmental damage and safety mishaps that drove the points home.
Most four wheelers spend a lot on modifications to their rigs. I think the knowledge that Nadi gives is worth far more in terms of capabilities than any modification. He is familiar with the various vehicles and can help you deal with shortcomings and take advantage of its' strengths. I would also trust his advice on which modifications are needed. I learned a lot more than expected about my vehicle.
It was such a great experience with personal challenges in beautiful scenery, It is obvious that Nadi loves what he does. The value in spending time with someone that is genuinely happy is hard to beat. I would recommend it even to people who don't intend to drive off road in the future. Rent a Jeep and try something new and interesting that is very thrilling at times.
I was fortunate to have found Nadi to guide me on two trips in Moab. The first was to Fins N Things and the second to Hell's Revenge. As an inexperienced offroader I cannot say enough about Nadi's approach. He explained everything thoroughly and precisely; helped with just enough comments over the radio when needed; and allowed plenty of time for experimentation and individual learning. Mostly he was just a great, patient and extremely knowledgeable instructor. I cannot imagine anything better and highly recommend him to make the most of your time in Moab.
Hi Nadi, I just wanted to let you know that you made our vacation. Your knowledge and personality is phenomenal! After 4 hours you stayed patient and calm and that has to be really hard to do with people who have no clue what they are doing. This has been on Ron’s bucket list for a long time and you made it far exceed his expectations. Not only did you instruct him continuously, but you always had the comfort of the rest of us in mind. I was in awe of your skills and attention to detail. We all said we could listen to you talk forever! Thanks also for being such a “gentle” man helping us when we got out of the jeep to view things. I felt so safe with you in charge and that made the rest of the day a lot more enjoyable. You are fantastic at what you do!
Just wanted to let you know that your efforts have not gone unnoticed and I can only hope our paths cross again. Thanks a Million…you are a great person.
Nadi is a phenomenal instructor.
I took my first ever trip to Moab (in fact first 4 wheeling trip ever out west) October of this year (2019). He made the experience both educational and fun. He really helped me learn car control, throttle and brake control, tire placement, how to keep the vehicle from getting damaged, how to keep the vehicle from getting in a bad situation ....I could go on and on. I would never have conquered the Difficult class trails without his help! I am already planning my trip for next year and am bringing along 2 other Jeep enthusiast family members. I've already told Nadi I will only go with him! I can't say enough. Loved his dog Pearl also!!!
My friend and me appreciate a lot our day on Moab trails with Nadi. He shows us very interesting sites, he gave a lot information about geology and history and mostly, he took a time to listen to our needs and preferences. We recommended this guide; he has the knowledge to give an excellent service.
Nadi is a true expert. He guided us across large obstacles with ease.
The trails and scenery were amazing. This was a fantastic trip.
Nadi recently took us out with another couple on our October Jeep vacation in Moab. He quickly assessed our various skill levels and explained thoroughly what we could expect on the trail. We learned a great deal from working with him about what our rigs could do and how to successfully complete the more challenging sections on a highly technical route. He also gave us a lot of information about the history and points of interest on Hell’s Revenge and the surrounding Moab terrain. The videos he took were an added perk - both for memories of the trip and so we could review the technical skills we learned. The day was the high point of our vacation.
Ron and I look forward to going out with Nadi next time we visit, which we are sure to do!"
Nadi, Thanks for a great job guiding us. It was a fun and memorable day. Shout out to our amazing guide, Nadi Ardalan! He expertly led us through the best of Hell’s Revenge! If you ever need a guide in Moab, I highly recommend him.