5 Off-Road Destinations You Have To Visit


Spring is upon us and with spring comes warmer weather and plenty of rain, the perfect mix for taking the 4×4 off-road and ripping up some trails. Pittsburgh is home to some of the best off-road trails in America, with Jeep trails throughout the rural landscape all across Western Pennsylvania, but there are some other off-road destinations across the US that will challenge even the most seasoned 4×4 enthusiast.


1. Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania - Located about an hour and a half from Pittsburgh, the Laurel Highlands, part of Western Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, are the perfect destination for Jeep and off-road junkies. There are tons of trails throughout the Laurel Highlands, some named and others not, but it’s the annual Jeep Jamboree at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort that brings Jeep enthusiasts from all around the country. The Western Pennsylvania area is also special with the Jeep community as it’s home to the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, a celebration of all things Jeep since Butler, PA was the birthplace of the iconic sport utility vehicle.

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2. San Juan Mountain, Colorado - Smack dab in the heart of the old mining country of Colorado lies some of the best off-road trails in the country. The area is full of difficult trails including Black Bear Road, which begins at the summit of Red Mountain Pass with a sign that reads, “You don’t have to be crazy to drive this road – but it helps.”

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3. Superlift ORV Park, Arkansas - With a variety of trails ranging from easy to highly difficult on a five diamond rating system, there’s something for all skill levels in off-roading. The trails run through an area that caters to Jeep enthusiasts, with cabins and campgrounds scattered along the way.

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4. Oceano Dunes at Pismo Beach, California - If there were ever a place that was meant for a Jeep, California would have to be it. The state is packed full of off-road fun and you can enjoy ripping through the snow in the mountains to taking down the canvas top as you grind through the dunes in Pismo Beach.

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5. Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Georgia - Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee… people love to take their SUVs and trucks off road! Located in north Georgia, the national forest with a difficult name is home to over 80 amazing off-road Jeep trails.

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*Please always remember that rock crawling and off-road driving are inherently dangerous activities. Always take proper precautions and exercise discretion before attempting off-road driving, including driving within your ability and experience, using appropriate harnessing devices and having proper safety gear ready.

Source: Jeep.com – 5 Off-Road Destinations You Have to Visit

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