Rugged Power Taco Tour

Rugged Power Taco Tour

1500 MILES • 27 HOURS • 5 DAYS

The Conclusion of the Rugged PTT

Half the crew drove back!

This trip was nothing short of amazing for the RUGGED PTT CREW!

Through closed roads, construction, heavy rains, canyon adventures, and a few mechanical mishaps, the Rugged Power Taco Tour survived with evry vehicle in tact! It was a long trip with friends, family, and lots of TACOS!

Watch the Video above to get a full recap of the trip!


The RUGGED GMRS products used on the PTT:

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Radio Kit - GMR25 Waterproof GMRS Band Mobile Radio with Antenna

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Rugged HQ to Pikes Peak, CO

FRI AUG 19 - Day 5 UPDATE:

Salida, CO - Pikes Peak, CO

122 miles


9:15 am: Breakfast @ El Caporal Family Mexican Restaurant, 1028 Main St, Cañon City, CO 81212

THR August 18 - Day 4 UPDATE:

(Keep Checking back for UPDATES)

Moab, UT - Salida, CO

296 miles


5pm: Car Show & Meet up

American Classic Inn - 7545 US-50

Salida, Colorado 81201


12pm: GNAR, 630 Sherman St, Ridgway, CO 81432

  • Jaden Cottrell announced a website scavenger hunt for GMR2 handhelds on Instagram Live!!
  • Starting at 11am - find a GMR2 on the website and get 60% off!


  • Headed to Salida, Colorado and more cars jumped in on the PTT! Follow our social media for updates!


7am- Leave Moab, UT


WED AUG 17 - Day 3 UPDATE:

Mather Point, AZ to Moab, UT

326 miles


6:30pm: Giliberto's Mexican Taco Shop, 396 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532

3PM: Headed towards Moab, UT

12pm: Lunch at Goulding Stagecoach Dining room where EVERYONE got the Navajo Taco

10am: Breakfast at Amigo Cafe

8am: On the road again!



TUE AUG 16 - Day 2 UPDATE:

Boulder City, NV to Mather Point, AZ

264 miles



6pm: Plaza Bonita 352 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023 - Link Here

4pm: Pit stop to see our friends at KC Hilites

10am - On the road to Mather Point, Grand Canyon, AZ

8am - Breakfast at South West Diner 761 Nevada HWY, Boulder City, NV 89005



MON AUG 15 - Day 1 UPDATE:

Arroyo Grande, CA to Boulder City, NV

424 Miles

6pm - Meet us for dinner at Big T's Cantina - 550 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005

4pm - Vegas, You're always fun, but we have more miles to cover, and tacos to find! Enroute to Boulder City, NV!

GMRS highway Channel 19 folks!

3:30pm - Viva Las Vegas and the Shelby Carrol Museum. Team Rugged is getting a tour of the museum before continuing towards Boulder City, NV for the night. Dinner Taco spot is in Boulder City, NV. 6pm

12:55pm - The #RuggedPTT is now en route to LAS VEGAS.

12:30pm - Barstow DelTaco was a success! Thank you to all who came out, including the FOUNDER of DelTaco, Ed Hackbarth!

9:00 am - Kickoff for the Rugged Power taco Tour was a success, but around 100 miles in, there were mechanical problems on one of the vehicles, so some repairs were needed. The Rugged PTT team is running slightly behind, but still plans on meeting people at Barstow DelTaco by 11am!

Rugged Power Taco Tour 2022 - Day 1 updates in REAL TIME


Everyone's Invited!

Cool cars, great food, even better people!
Come with us!


1. Must Love Tacos

2. Drive something cool
What's cool? That's up to you!

Want to be part of the chatter, bring a GMRS radio. We'll be on GMRS Ch. 19!



Power Taco Tour Schedule: (PST)

**As with any Road trip, these times are subject to change,

depending on what adventures may happen along the way**

Day 1

Monday, Aug 15
Rugged Radios to Boulder City
424 miles, 7 hours, 5 min

5am: Leave RR
11am: Del Taco, 2871 Lenwood Rd, Barstow, CA 92311

Barstow Del Taco on Lenwood

12pm: Depart Del Taco

3pm: Las Vegas, NV

Arrive in Boulder City, NV

Dinner time TBD (updates as travel goes)

Day 2
Tuesday, Aug 16
Boulder City to Mather Point (Grand Canyon)
268 miles, 4 hours, 24 min

Breakfast: Breakfast at Coffee Cup Cafe, 512 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005

10am: Leave Mather Point
1pm: The Roadkill Cafe/O.K. Saloon, 22830 W, AZ-66, Seligman, AZ 86337
2pm: Ash Fork Route 66 Museum, 901 Old Rte 66, Ash Fork, AZ 86320

4pm: Pit stop to see our friends at KC Hilites

6pm: Plaza Bonita 352 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023

Day 3
Wednesday, Aug 17
Mather Point to Moab
326 Miles, 5 hours, 25 min

10am: Leave Mather Point
12:30pm: Amigo Cafe, US-163, Kayenta, AZ 86033
And / Or
1pm: Linda’s Red Trailer., Monument Valley Rd, Oljato-Monument Valley, UT 84536
Or Redlands Grill Navajo roadside food, Utah 84536
4pm: Optional stop: Gustavo's Mexican Restaurant, 216 E Center St, Monticello, UT 84535

6pm: Giliberto's Mexican Taco Shop, 396 S Main St, Moab, UT 8453

Day 4
Thursday, Aug 18
Moab to Salida, CO
299 miles, 5 hours, 17 min

10am: Leave Moab

12pm: GNAR, 630 Sherman St, Ridgway, CO 81432
1pm: Leave GNAR


2:30pm: Fuel / Optional stop Cafe Silvestre, 903 N Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230
5pm: Car show at American Classic Inn, cruise to Mo Burrito for dinner
American Classic Inn, 7545 US-50, Salida, CO 81201
Mo Burrito, 311 H St, Salida, CO 81201

Day 5 

Friday, Aug 19

Salida, CO to the top of Pikes Peak

122 miles, 2 hours, 43 min

8am: Leave Salida

9:15 am: Breakfast @ El Caporal Family Mexican Restaurant, 1028 Main St, Cañon City, CO 81212

10am: Leave for Pikes Peak

11:30: Start checking in @ Pikes Peak Highway Tollgate, 5089 Pikes Peak Hwy, Cascade, CO 80809

Afterparty and Car Show at JT Customs Fountain, CO 10920 Old Pueblo Rd Fountain, CO 80817




(Original members who are in it for the long haul, from Arroyo Grande to Pikes Peak)



1964 Ford F100

Jaden Cottrell

Sales/Events, RUGGED RADIOS 

Riding/Driving with Greg in the 1964 F100



1969 Chevy Camaro



1967 VW Karmann Ghia





1966 GT40



1979 Chevy K30


He makes videos, Larry Chen Foto

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John Johnson
John Johnson

Hope you’re having a great ride and everything is surpassing your highest expectations.

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