Trips & Trails

Trips & Trails: The Cinder Hills of Northern Arizona
If you’ve ever wanted to overland on the moon, this...
Trips & Trails: Enchanted Creek Along the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway traverses 469 miles through Virginia and...
21 Strangers, 11 rigs & 400 Miles: Memories from the Overland Trail Tour
Six journalists, guests of Overland Expo for the first-ever Overland...
Trips & Trails: Aspen Ridge
For this Trips & Trails, Sterling Noren of Noren Films took...
Overland Trail Tour, Day 2 Recap: Marble Canyon
Camp was quiet, as the sun crept over the horizon...
Trips & Trails: Colorado BDR Segment 4
By: David Hilgendorf For this Trips & Trails, David Hilgendorf rode...
Trips & Trails: Overlanding in Oklahoma
Within its borders, Oklahoma holds ten distinct ecological regions, four...
Trips & Trails: Cinnamon Pass & Engineer Pass
A loop of 63 miles of semi-technical four-wheel-drive trail, the...
Trips & Trails: Medano Pass Primitive Road
The 22-mile long Medano Pass Primitive Road connects Colorado Highway...
Trips & Trails: Storm Mountain, Bear Gulch
You’ve seen the Alabama Hills many times before in movies,...
Trips & Trails: The Puppy Dog Route
Deemed by riders all over New England to be one...
Trips & Trails: Washington Backcountry Discovery Route, Section 1 – Oregon to Packwood
We've covered the entirety of the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route...
Trips & Trails: Georgia Traverse
While there are plenty of opportunities to explore across Georgia's...
Trips & Trails: Movie Road, Alabama Hills
You’ve seen the Alabama Hills many times before in movies,...
Trips & Trails: Geronimo Trail
The Geronimo Trail stretches across a remote swath of southern...
Trips & Trails: Ochoco Mountains
Established in 1911, the Ochoco National Forest is located in...
Trips & Trails: Beef Basin
If you’re into the high desert and historic Native American...
Trips & Trails: Delmar Ghost Town
Nevada is home to more ghost towns than any other...
Trips & Trails: The Lost Coast – Usal Road
There isn’t a trip that is more uniquely Northern California...
Trips & Trails: Santa Rita Mountains
The Santa Rita Mountains are located in the Coronado National...
Trips & Trails: The Road to Hana and Beyond
The Road to Hana is perhaps the most iconic route...
Trips & Trails: Schnebly Hill Road
If you love the Flagstaff / Sedona area as much...
Trips and Trails: Hole in the Rock Road
Hole in the Rock Road begins near Escalante, UT and...
Trips & Trails: Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route
Running from Jarbridge, Nevada, just below the Idaho border, up...
Toyota 4Runner on Alpine Loop

Trips & Trails: Cinnamon Pass & Engineer Pass

A loop of 63 miles of semi-technical four-wheel-drive trail, the Alpine Loop in Southwestern Colorado may not seem like an overland route, but it is the heart of an area that can provide days and days of exploration and adventure

RAM pickup climbing section of forest road.

Trips & Trails: Storm Mountain, Bear Gulch

You’ve seen the Alabama Hills many times before in movies, TV, and on the ‘gram, but maybe you’ve never experienced it from the driver’s seat?

Located off picturesque Highway 395 on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near the town of Lone Pine, Movie Road encompasses viewpoints of high desert and Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States within its 24 beautiful miles.

Trips & Trails: The Puppy Dog Route

Deemed by riders all over New England to be one of the most accessible and scenic rides in Vermont, the BMW MOV Puppy Dog Route takes riders from the Massachusetts border through the lush forests of the Green Mountain State all of the way to the Canadian border.

Trips & Trails: Movie Road, Alabama Hills

You’ve seen the Alabama Hills many times before in movies, TV, and on the ‘gram, but maybe you’ve never experienced it from the driver’s seat?

Located off picturesque Highway 395 on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near the town of Lone Pine, Movie Road encompasses viewpoints of high desert and Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States within its 24 beautiful miles.

Trips & Trails: Geronimo Trail

The Geronimo Trail stretches across a remote swath of southern Arizona and New Mexico. Covering over 80 miles of rugged high desert, you’ll follow in the footsteps of the Chiricahua Apaches, outlaws, and revolutionaries who passed through this region centuries ago.

Trips & Trails: Ochoco Mountains

Established in 1911, the Ochoco National Forest is located in the Ochoco Mountains in north-central Oregon. It spans more than 850,000 acres and has lots to offer an overlander: golden canyons, beautiful rivers, geologic oddities, streams teeming with fish, high deserts dotted with sage grass, and 95,000 breath-taking acres of old-growth forest – just to name a few.

Trips & Trails: Beef Basin

If you’re into the high desert and historic Native American ruins, the 94 easy miles of Beef Basin Road is just the trail for you. Located southwest of Moab and northwest of Monticello, Beef Basin is circled by amazing places to explore in their own right including; The Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Manti-La Sal National Forest, and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Trips & Trails: Delmar Ghost Town

Nevada is home to more ghost towns than any other state in America and Delamar Ghost Town’s haunted history makes for a great overland journey an hour and a half north of Las Vegas. With endless dirt roads, abandoned mines, and free camping on BLM land, this area is prime for your next adventure.

Trips & Trails: The Lost Coast – Usal Road

There isn’t a trip that is more uniquely Northern California than the Lost Coast, a collection of mostly dirt roads that starts at Highway 1 between Westport and Leggett and traverses CA State Land Trust lands and Sinkyone Wilderness State Park which includes a collection of beautiful hikes, beach access, and (paid) camping at Usal Beach.

Trips & Trails: Santa Rita Mountains

The Santa Rita Mountains are located in the Coronado National Forest in south central Arizona, just north of the Mexican border. They’re zigzagged with a series of winding, mountainous trails. The trails vary in length and difficulty. None is long enough in and of itself to make a full trip out of. However, you could string together a couple to make for a several-day trip.

Trips & Trails: The Road to Hana and Beyond

The Road to Hana is perhaps the most iconic route in all of Hawaii, made famous (or infamous) in the 70s when long stretches of the cliff-clinging road were unpaved and subject to frequent landslides that flowed down to the Pacific Ocean. While the route is now paved, it remains a ride to remember – especially when driven in a Jeep Willys – overland style.

Trips & Trails: Schnebly Hill Road

If you love the Flagstaff / Sedona area as much as we do you inevitably know of Schnebly Hill Road, a phenomenal dirt trail that has arguably the best view of Sedona one can get. If massive red rock buttes and ponderosa pine forests get you pumped, this is the trail for you.

Trips and Trails: Hole in the Rock Road

Hole in the Rock Road begins near Escalante, UT and is home to fantastic rock formations, beautiful slot canyons, and quintessential canyon country scenery. Bring plenty of water and come prepared to explore some of the most remote back country in the United States.

Trips & Trails: Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route

Running from Jarbridge, Nevada, just below the Idaho border, up to the Canadian border, the IBDR is 1,233 miles long and broken into eight sections. This is likely more than you can accomplish in a weeklong overland trip. That is, if you want to take your time and enjoy the region’s hikes, scenic views, hot springs, and quaint towns.

Trips & Trails: Bodie Ghost Town

If you haven’t explored U.S. Route 395 through California, you have no idea what you’re missing. I can honestly say that from Socal to Norcal it is an adventurer’s paradise with trails, experiences, lakes, camping, and hiking to appease anyone’s wanderlust.

Trips & Trails: Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route

Iconic is an understatement when you set out on an adventure that covers three different deserts, the Colorado Plateau, Grand Canyon and Navajo Nation. Spanning nearly 750 miles of diverse western terrain, the Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route makes for an epic off-road experience for motorcycles and 4WD vehicles alike.

Trips & Trails: Titus Canyon, Death Valley National Park

Titus Canyon is the most popular backcountry road in Death Valley National Park – and for good reason, on the Titus Canyon Trail, you’re treated to colorful rock formations, rare plants, rugged mountains, Bighorn Sheep, narrow canyons, ancient petroglyphs, and Rhyolite ghost town!

Trips and Trails: Utah Backcountry Discovery Route (UTBDR)

The Utah Backcountry Discovery Route traverses the eastern side of the state through red-rock deserts, over high-alpine mountain passes, and through some of the most remote and beautiful landscapes in the lower-48. Riders and drivers alike can put their skills to the test in the challenging Lockhart Basin and beginners will find plenty of alternate routes to explore.

Trips & Trails: High Water Mark Trail

The High Water Mark Trail is an often overlooked 140-mile route through the Ozark Mountains of Central Arkansas. Named for the numerous water crossings along the way, this trail is an exciting overland ramble through the Ozarks.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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