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Best Off-Road ATV Trails

June 26, 2020
By Chad Wall

When it comes to experiencing the best terrain, off-road trails are where it’s at. Taking on the mud, gravel, and sand will let you put your ATV and stamina to the test. Below are some of the best off-road ATV trails across the United States.

Imogene Pass – Ouray, Colorado

If you can handle the altitude, Imogene Pass is an incredibly scenic off-road ATV trail in Colorado that will provide an unforgettable adventure. Getting to the trail is unforgiving and requires a high-clearance vehicle, so leave the trailer at home and plan on loading your ATV into the truck bed. This trail is not for the faint of heart as there isn’t a hospital or access to a doctor nearby once you’re on the trail.

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area – Oregon

As one of the most extensive stretches of coastal sand dunes in the country, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is a must-see if you plan on riding off-road in Oregon. Some of the dunes can reach up to 500 feet tall, so it is a big attraction for thrill-seekers. It is located on the southern Oregon coast extending over 40 miles long from the Suislaw River to Cape Blanco.

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A forest ATV ride thanks to MadRamps systems

Drummond Island – Lake Huron, Michigan

Riders can experience the massive closed-loop off-road ATV trail system with plenty of distance to roam and explore at Drummond Island. You can experience the rugged yet scenic terrain beneath a canopy of trees throughout the miles and miles of trails. It is full of challenging trails set deep in the woods, so be sure to take some food, water, first aid items, and tools with you, just in case. Unfortunately, riding along the beach, shore, or in the water is not allowed, so be sure to stay on the well-marked, designated trails.

Poison Spider Mesa – Moab, Utah

The Poison Spider Mesa offers around 12 miles of trail that can be ridden as a loop or an out-and-back if you combine it with the Portal Trail. Throughout the trail, you’ll find variations from gravel, to sand, and bare slickrock. Riders can climb washes and impressive switchbacks all the way to the top. Once you reach the heights of the mesa, you will be presented with incredible views of the Moab Valley, Moab Rim, and the La Sal Mountains.  

St. Joe State Park – Missouri

St. Joe State Park boasts 2,000 acres of hills, trails, flatlands, and play areas to go off-road with your ATV. Ride the sand flats and wooded trails through gravel, mud, dirt, sand, and trees. You can even ride the water crossing at St. Joe. There are also two different campgrounds here and two different swimming beaches so you can stay and explore for more than just a day.

Hatfield-McCoy Trail System – West Virginia 

As one of the most famous trails in the country, the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System is one you’ll want to put on your bucket list. With over 700 miles of trails, you will get a variety of scenic views from twists and turns through the woods to majestic mountain views. Many of these trails connect to ATV friendly towns so you can stop for a quick bite if you work up an appetite. It is open 365 days a year with something for every skill level. 

Ocala National Forest – Florida 

If you want to head south for some off-road ATV riding, Ocala National Forest in Florida has over 200 miles of ATV trails and more than 600 rivers, lakes, and springs. There are several staging areas and trails that form interconnected loops. These trails are open for day use only, but if you haven’t had enough once the sun goes down, you can set up camp at the Delancy West Campground and head back out in the morning. 

A family riding their ATVs in the mountains thanks to MadRamps

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