Trips & Trails

Trips & Trails: Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route
Running from Jarbridge, Nevada, just below the Idaho border, up...
Trips & Trails: Bodie Ghost Town
If you haven’t explored U.S. Route 395 through California, you...
Trips & Trails: Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route
Iconic is an understatement when you set out on an...
Trips & Trails: Titus Canyon, Death Valley National Park
Titus Canyon is the most popular backcountry road in Death...
Trips and Trails: Utah Backcountry Discovery Route (UTBDR)
The Utah Backcountry Discovery Route traverses the eastern side of...
One-Tank Adventures: Harquahala Mountain, Arizona
What could be better than switchbacking your way to the...
Trips & Trails: Valley of the Gods Loop
Stunning geologic formations, vast vistas, and quietude make up Valley...
One-Tank Adventures: Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona
One Tank Adventures are all about leaning into your locale...
Trips & Trails: Dalton Highway, Alaska
Originally blazed in 1974 to support the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline,...
Trips & Trails: Washington Backcountry Discovery Route
The 593-mile Washington Backcountry Discovery Route is a five- to...
Trips & Trails: Green Country Oklahoma Adventure Tour G.O.A.T.
The Green Country Oklahoma Adventure Tour (GOAT) is a 458-mile...
Trips & Trails: Colorado Alpine Loop
Colorado’s scenic Alpine Loop, in the heart of the San...
Trips & Trails: Whipsaw Trail, British Columbia
Just four-and-a-half hours north of Seattle, outside the town of...
Trips & Trails: White Rim Road
In the heart of Utah’s Canyonlands National Park is the...
Trips & Trails: Magruder Road Corridor
For those seeking an easy but incredibly scenic starter overland...
Trips & Trails: Mojave Road
The Mojave Road is a trail ideal for overlanders looking...

One-Tank Adventures: Harquahala Mountain, Arizona

What could be better than switchbacking your way to the top of one of the highest peaks in the southwestern Arizona? Harquahala Mountain is a challenging 4×4 road that climbs 3000 feet over the course of ten miles and offers amazing views and fun driving in the Sonoran Desert.

Trips & Trails: Valley of the Gods Loop

Stunning geologic formations, vast vistas, and quietude make up Valley of the Gods, a novice off-highway loop that begins just 9 miles from the town of Mexican Hat, UT (where you can stock up on fuel and food supplies before hitting the backcountry.)

One-Tank Adventures: Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona

One Tank Adventures are all about leaning into your locale and doing something brief but amazing: fill up once, do something awesome, get home before the gas light comes on. I set my sights on the Chiricahua Mountains in Southern Arizona for my latest OTA and the area is incredible for riding, hiking, and exploring.

Trips & Trails: Dalton Highway, Alaska

Originally blazed in 1974 to support the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, the 414-mile-long Dalton Highway runs between Livengood and Deadhorse on the Prudhoe Bay. There are only three small towns along the highway, which should demonstrate just how remote it is. The world’s northernmost truck stop at Coldfoot is your last stop for fuel and, well, anything else for 240 miles.

Trips & Trails: Green Country Oklahoma Adventure Tour G.O.A.T.

The Green Country Oklahoma Adventure Tour (GOAT) is a 458-mile backcountry adventure route through the rolling foothills of Northeast Oklahoma. Experience fast gravel roads, twisty asphalt, and plenty of water crossings to keep you cool in the sweltering Oklahoma heat.

Trips & Trails: Colorado Alpine Loop

Colorado’s scenic Alpine Loop, in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, is a great starter overland trip. It is just five hours southwest of Denver, moderately difficulty. and is supported by a trio of mountain towns.

Trips & Trails: Whipsaw Trail, British Columbia

Just four-and-a-half hours north of Seattle, outside the town of Princeton, British Columbia lies one of North America’s off-road treasures: Whipsaw Trail. This 68-mile track can be traveled in two days. And because of its moderate difficulty and plenty of camping spots, it’s a great trip for overlanding families.

Trips & Trails: White Rim Road

In the heart of Utah’s Canyonlands National Park is the 100-mile White Rim Road. No fires, hammocks, or pets are allowed along the road. But despite those limitations, White Rim Road offers some of the most scenic views in the southwestern US.

Trips & Trails: Magruder Road Corridor

For those seeking an easy but incredibly scenic starter overland trip, check out the Magruder Road Corridor. This 101-mile primitive road runs east-west from Idaho into Montana.

Trips & Trails: Mojave Road

The Mojave Road is a trail ideal for overlanders looking to cut their teeth on a long but moderately difficult trail. Due to extreme temperatures in the region, Springtime is the ideal time to plan this trip.

Photo by Brett Willhelm

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