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Nena Barlow

Nena Barlow

2020-2021, Industry

Nena Barlow owns and operates Barlow Adventures, offering 4wd training, 4x4 guided trips, and Jeep rentals across the western United States.  She grew up in the Southwest, exploring the back roads by Jeep, horse, and hiking boots. She has been in the Jeep business since 1996, providing tours, 4wd instruction, location scouting, offroad event planning, trail mapping & photography, and recovery. She is a certified Master Trainer by the International 4WD Trainer Association. 

Nena is also an accomplished competitor. She is competing in the 2021 Rebelle Rally in a 2021 Jeep Wranger 4xe, the PHEV (plug-in hybrid) that has a 2.0-liter turbo gasoline motor mated to 400-volt electric power that delivers 49 MPGe with 'no range anxiety. A Rebelle Rally veteran, Nena has not only competed in the annual all-women navigational challenge, but she also provides training for fellow competitors. 

Nena has logged thousands of hours in the backcountry behind the wheel of a Jeep, with additional off-road experience in Hummers, Unimogs, Fords, Toyotas, and Nissans. She says, “The most important things about four-wheeling are to let the vehicle do the work—don’t overdrive it; and never take any trail for granted—go slow, pay attention, and never be ashamed to turn around and go home.”