With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your four-wheeling adventures. While you probably have several regular spots for ATVing and UTVing, it doesn’t hurt to take a trip and explore a new trail.
Here are the top eight spots for four-wheeling in the U.S., as referenced from Four Wheeler Network:
Black Hills of South Dakota
There might not be a more scenic place on this list than the Black Hills of South Dakota. Between Mount Rushmore, the number of trails, and the overall sheer beauty of this spot, it’s no wonder the Black Hills remain atop the list for so many ATV enthusiasts. Just keep in mind that many of the trails have vehicle size restrictions.
Las Cruces, New Mexico
There’s something for every wheeler at Las Cruces. In addition to the always popular vertical waterfalls, we recommend checking out the Doña Mountain trails. Wheelers who prefer more technical trails through a narrow canyon must put Broad Canyon on their list.
Thinking of taking several long weekends this summer to go camping? You can’t go wrong with Powerline Park in St. Clairsville, Ohio. This spot has everything you need to relax and get away from civilization, including hill climbs, mud bogs, and rutted woods trails. Check out the Powerline Park website for additional information.
Southington Offroad Park
Located in Garrettsville, Ohio, Southington Offroad Park is just a hop, skip, and a jump from major cities such as Cleveland and Pittsburgh. This is another spot on this list that has something for everyone. Your visit will consist of rock crawls, mud trails, and obstacle courses. There’s information on the Southington Offroad Park regarding family camping reservations.
Big Bear Lake
You can’t have a bucket list of four-wheeling spots in the U.S. without mentioning Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest. An adventurer’s oasis, Big Bear Lake has everything from graded forest roads to trails that even the experienced wheeler will find challenging. If you’re planning to spend a weekend at this spot, make time to explore Gold Mountain, Holcomb Creek, and, of course, John Bull trail. In addition to ATVing and UTVing opportunities, Big Bear Lake also offers several spots for boating and swimming.
The Alpine Loop
The network of 4x4 roads between the towns of Silverton, Lake City, and Ouray, Colorado is known as the Alpine Loop. If you’ve always wanted to access some of the state’s tallest mountain passes, this is the spot for you. Remember to check updates on conditions before planning a trip and have hiking boots handy for when your group needs a break from four-wheeling.
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Who says North Carolina is only a beach destination? Cape Lookout National Seashore, a local favorite accessible only by toll ferry, offers opportunities for fishing, swimming, and camping. Since this destination does not feature the rugged trails of the aforementioned locations, it’s important to note posted speed limits and signage for driving areas.
Perhaps somewhere with a family-style resort atmosphere would make the most sense for your upcoming four-wheeling trip. In that case, we encourage you to look into Windrock Park in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. In addition to all the family-friendly activities at your disposal, there’s also 72,000 acres of wooded trails.
Regardless of where you go for your four-wheeling trip this summer, you know just how difficult the cleanup process can be. In some cases, it can seem impossible to remove all that caked-on mud, clay, and ice from your machine.
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