Prepare for an unforgettable spring with the best off-road trips in America. There are countless off-road expeditions that are ideal in springtime weather, so check out these popular trips and prepare your ride with the latest LED offroad lights, off-road tires and other gear.
Death Valley National Park, California
Death Valley feels like, well, death in the summer, but go in the spring for enjoyable temperatures and an ATV wonderland. The park is 3.4 million acres of roadless beauty, with 1,000 miles of roads to give you plenty of jumping off points. Popular trails include Lookout City, Modoc mine and Wildrose Canyon.
White Rim Trail, Utah
Perhaps the most scenic place in America for your off-road instincts, White Rim Trail is 100 miles of iconic Utah wilderness on the edge of Island in the Sky Mesa, located in Canyonlands National Park. Visit beautiful Native American ruins, see iconic sandstone arches and experience the vastness of the Green and Colorado rivers.
Be sure to take plenty of water with you on this trail. Whether you’re traveling by UTV, ATV or mountain bike, this trail is a demanding jaunt through the desert.
El Camino Del Diablo, Arizona
An off-road experience steeped in history is the classic El Camino Del Diablo, which means The Devil’s Highway. Since the 16th century settlers, miners, missionaries and conquistadors have used this trail from Ajo, Arizona. Pack your roof rack for truck and other cargo areas with plenty of food, water and gear, since you’ll probably be alone except for a few Border Patrol helicopters.
Magruder Road Corridor, Idaho and Montana
For a truly primitive, demanding trail, check out the 117-mile trail through the Magruder Road Corridor. Warnings for this road by the U.S. Forest Service include potential snowstorms, steep and winding trails and a primitive one-lane road. If you’re brave enough to tackle this trail in the spring, be sure you have the gear, skills and confidence you need to safely navigate this wilderness.
If you can wait for summer, you’ll have a better chance of missing snowstorms. Otherwise, pack chains and keep an eye on the weather report. Have a backup plan and plenty of resources to safely handle delays in your journey as you navigate this primitive trail.
Rubicon Trail, California
If you’re lucky enough to drive a Jeep Rubicon, you may be familiar with this famous trail. The 22-mile trail winds through the El Dorado National Forest and Tahoe National Forest and is a tough course for even the most experienced off-roaders. Take your 4×4 and be sure you have at least three inches of lift, 33-inch tires and other gear.
Prepare for an Unbelievable Spring
These trails are just a taste of what you can experience this spring with a well-equipped 4×4, UTV or ATV. Find great truck parts on sale online and start out at a trail that matches your experience level. Work your way up to more demanding trails and enjoy unforgettable views, challenging courses and the beautiful experience of an off-road vehicle doing what it was made to do.
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