You have finally decided to take a chance at the highly addictive pastime of offloading. From rock crawling to muddin’ to the sand dunes, anyone with a big enough sense of adventure will be sure to fall in love. Luckily, there are many places across the US that allow you to take your off road machine or even rent one to have some real fun and see some once in a lifetime views! Here are just some of the more popular ones!
Best 4×4 Terrain in the U.S
3 and a half hours south of Salt Lake City, this is the rock climbing capital of the US if not the world. With Jeep rentals and guides a plenty, this is a great place to start your off roading history. And it will most likely having you come back with some of the best views in the country and the sheer amount of trials for all difficulty levels. The more popular trials are the Kane Creek Trail and the White Rim Trail.
Rubicon Trail, CA
2 hours south of Reno, NV, this is the trail to go to if you want to test your off-road ability. While only 22 miles long, this is some of the most difficult rock crawling in the country requiring high amounts of skill, patience, and planning. Being difficult and busy, its not the best for a novice or someone looking to have a relaxing time. In fact, this trial is so famous that Jeep named one of its trim packages on its Wrangler SUV after this bucket list 4×4 challenge.
Silver Lake Dunes, MI
A little over an hour west of Grand Rapids, MI this is a great place in the Midwest to experience the same type of sand dunes you might think you need to go to the coasts to experience. This is the place for people who prefer sliding, jumps, and fast speeds rather than rock climbing. If you are landlocked and wish to experience the dunes life, this is the place to go.
Alpine Loop Trail, CO
A long 6 hours west of Colorado Springs, this is the exact place to go to view the gorgeous Rocky Mountains. This loop encompasses 63 miles in total and is quite easy for the novice off-roader. Although some of the more breathtaking views take a little more effort. The only con is that this area gets a lot of snow in the winter, causing some of the loop to be closed.
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, GA
This destination is 2 hours southeast of Chattanooga, TN. Thankfully you don’t have to pronounce the name of this final route in order to experience the views that rivals the more popular west coast off roading spots. This place at the end of the Appalachian mountain chain also offers more difficult routes for those looking for memories and fun rather than pictures.
No matter where you are in the US, you are able to find somewhere only a couple hours away to find the views and adventures that will get you addicted to any form of off roading, if you aren’t already!