10 Best UTV and ATV Off-Road Trails in US

The United States of America has some of the most diverse climates, natural features, and topographies anywhere on Earth, covering nearly 3.8 million square miles. There are a lot of places to go off-road, and there is one for everyone, whether you're just starting out, want to conquer rock, dirt, and sand, or have been exploring for years.

1. Arizona Peace Trail

  • Location: Mohave, La Paz, and Yuma Counties, Arizona
  • Length: Over 675 miles
  • Fees: Free

This trail is great for off-road driving and is generally regarded as moderately challenging. While exploring, you are unlikely to meet many other people.

2. Poison Spider

  • Location: Moab, UT
  • Length : 13.5 miles
  • Fees: Free

As this is a popular area for off-road driving, mountain biking, and hiking, you'll probably run into other people as you explore.

3. Imperial Sand Dunes

  • Location: El Centro, CA
  • Length : more than 40 miles
  • Fees: Permits are $35 per week in advance and $50 per week if purchased onsite. Season permits are $150

The dunes are a popular destination for people who enjoy riding off-road vehicles (OHVs), and they also provide stunning scenery, opportunities for solitude, and the home of rare plants and animals. The recreational area, which is accessible to all types of vehicles, is where the majority of off-road activities take place south of Route 78.

4. Paiute ATV Trail System

  • Location: Fillmore, Utah
  • Length: 275 miles
  • Fees: Free

This is a loop with no beginning and no end. It passes through several towns and has branch roads to other towns. Riders can even spend an entire week on the trail—riding from town to town. More suitable for leisure and family riding.

5. Beasley Knob OHV Trail System

  • Location: Blairsville, Georgia
  • Length: 13.4 miles
  • Fees: $5/day

Open from Mid-March - January 2

The system consists of interconnected dirt roads, climbing hills and gravel roads through the Chattahoochee National Forest. Due to its challenging terrain and steep uphill climbs, it is recommended for experienced riders only. It is important to note that bolted connections, inlaid bolts or chains cannot be used.

6. Ocala OHV Trail System 

  • Location: Ocala, Florida
  • Length: 125miles
  • Fees: Trail pass required ($10/3-day pass, $25/7-day pass)

There are 125 miles of trails in the Ocala North OHV Trail System, including a 14-mile motorcycle-only trail; 35 miles of trail less than 50 inches wide that motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and utility vehicles (UTVs) can use; and 76 miles designated as "mixed use," where OHVs and licensed vehicles share the trail.

7. Bangs Canyon

  • Location: Grand Junction, CO
  • Length: 27.7 miles
  • Fees: Free

It's a relatively easy OHV route and a great mountain bike route. This area is close to Grand Junction and offers excellent views and scenery.

8. Mill Creek OHV Trails

  • Location: Elkins, Arkansas
  • Length: 49.5 miles
  • Fees: $3/vehicle/day year round

The rider will pass through some of the Ozark National Forest's most remote areas on the Mill Creek Trail, which features beautiful mountain scenery, lush upland hardwood forests, unusual rock outcroppings, and clear mountain streams. Riders who want to customize their trips can do so by connecting the main trail and the inside loops. The rough and rocky terrain of the Trail is gravel or unsurfaced. The level of difficulty ranges from very easy to difficult.

9. Aroostook Valley Trail

  • Location: Aroostook County, Maine
  • Length: 1000+miles
  • Fees: Free

Explore the numerous options for a hassle-free ATV getaway or weekend retreat by hitting the trails in Northern Maine. Aroostook is an off-road paradise with excellent lodging, a vast trail network, delicious food, and breathtaking views at every turn.

Over a thousand miles of marked trails and numerous restaurant and lodging establishments that are directly accessible from those trails make up the extensive trail system. This picturesque trail system is sure to please enthusiasts of off-roading.

10. Drummond Island ORV and ATV Trails

  • Location: Lake County, Michigan
  • Length: 41-miles
  • Fees: Free

Open from April 15 to December 1

The trail passes through flat hills and rolling hills, through a dense understory of oaks, maples and pines and shrubs, grasses and ferns to open meadows. There are several bridge crossings along the way.


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