All roads lead to Overland Expo?
Mark Stephens over at AdventureParents.com has published an excellent guide to the 10 best dirt roads in the American West. Coincidentally many of them lead to or are right near Overland Expo.
- Point Sublime, Grand Canyon National Park, above.
- White Rim Trail, Utah
- Alpine Loop, Uray, CO
- Chaco Canyon, NM
- Lippincott Road, Death Valley, CA
- Alstrom Point, Lake Powell, AZ
- Burr Trail, Capitol Reef NP, UT
- Mohave Road, CA
- Beef Basin, UT
Here is the link to all the destinations, with Mark's outstanding photography.
Overland Route Guides
Plan an exploratory trip with friends during the show, or create some loops for before or after the event. Special thanks to Mark Ordway for putting these together for us!
The trails are suitable for an adventure motorcycle or 4WD vehicle.
Click image to open PDF; download using your right-click (or other option) to download.
**UPDATE MARCH 2013: The Coconino National Forest Service closes some trails for administrative or conservation purposes so it is advised to consult their most recent maps before driving or riding on trails. They have the maps posted online and you can order copies free through this site:
Overland to the Expo
Some are fee some are free.
NMBR’s Ghost Divide: Overland to the EXPO 2014
Looking to go on the road less traveled to the 2014 Overland Expo? Join Jake Quiñones and his small group from southern New Mexico on a five day adventure that will traverse some of New Mexico and Arizona’s loneliest backroads. The route will cover two unique and rugged areas; New Mexico’s Gila National Forest (Continental Divide) and Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (Mogollon Rim). Scenery along the route will include desert, canyons, grasslands and forest. Over two-thirds of the 475-mile route will be comprised of dirt roads. This trip is limited to participants of Overland Expo.
Planning an overland route to Overland Expo? Email us with details.