7 Of The Best Off-Road Destinations In The U.S.

August 27, 2010

Off road enthusiasts are all the rage. The money, time, effort and energy owners of four-wheel drive vehicles put into their hobby is simply astounding. There's always something to install, from running boards to brush guards. Something new to be considered to make your enjoyment of the great outdoors that much better. The availability of legally sanctioned 4x4 trails in the United States is rather amazing.

Here then, is a brief look at seven of the top rated, and best loved destinations that you can have fun driving. If you don't own a truck with the right accessories or a four wheeler, don't fret. Many of the driving trails have rental businesses which are more than happy to provide you with a loner for the day. (And that includes some of the Hawaiian choices as well!)

Seven  4x4 Off Road Destinations You Must Experience!

Molokai Forest Reserve Road (Hawaii): drive the forest road and experience canyons, sea cliffs, waterfalls 3,600 feet high, and the Kamakou Peak up at 4,961 feet.

Allegheny National Forest (Pennsylvania): though inclement weather can close down the trails, from Memorial Day to the last Sunday of September you'll enjoy the river valley in all the beauty fall in western PA has to offer.

Grand Canyon & Monument Valley (AZ & Utah): One of the Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is truly America's finest geological masterpiece. There are a number of trails in and near the canyon and Monument Valley that will provide you with days of off road fun.

Canyon Country (Utah): travel the 100 mile White Rim trail and be wowed by red rock canyons, mesas and 1,000 foot overlooks above the Colorado and Green Rivers. Apply well in advance if you want to camp out.

Munro Trail (Lanai, Hawaii): from the highest mountain peak, Lana'ihale, you'll see four different Hawaiian islands and loads of mountains, valleys, coast line and forest along this 10.5 mile trail.

Mendocino National Forrest (California): why not combine a trip to the Northern California coast with wine tasting and off highway vehicle fun? The forest service, in combination with the California Off Highway Vehicle fund promotes safe, fun and ecologically sound options to enjoy your 4x4.

Death Valley National Park (CA): as ominous as its name, Death Valley can be a real test of your rig and your ability to survive in severely punishing places. Go in the winter or spring when temperatures are unlikely to hit near the U.S. record high of 134 degrees!

These are but seven destinations for outdoor 4x4 off highway vehicle fun. If you're interested in learning more, check out what is locally offered in your area. Chances are you're going to find there is much more off-roading than you ever imagined. Just be sure to only visit officially sanctioned, legal trails. Otherwise, the chances are good you'll either be trespassing or could possibly irreversibly damage public or private lands.

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