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The 5 Most Extreme Off-Road Paths in America

From dune bashing, mudding, rock crawling, to cross-country, off-roading has spread like rapid fire in America. Thanks to Russian influence and a surplus of utility vehicles left over from World War II, Americans soon found how awesome it was to take their vehicles off the beaten path and into the outdoors. The United States has some of the best off-roading paths in the world, thanks to the vast diversity of terrain and climates the country has to offer. Combine your love of trucks, four wheel drive and the outdoors and you have yourself a perfect recipe for off-roading. But before you start planning and hit the road for your next off-roading adventure, check out our guide to five of the best off-roading paths in the U.S.


Rubicon Trail, Northern California

The Rubicon Trail in Northern California is one of the toughest, and most popular, trails in the country. You may recognize the name from a line of Wranglers that Jeep released. In fact, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has proven off-road capabilities and was named “4×4 of the decade” by Four Wheeler Magazine— This being said, you know this trail is serious. If you’re looking for a tough adventure that will test the limits of your vehicle, head to Rubicon to experience some of the gnarliest terrain of any offroad territory in America.

What you need to know about Rubicon Trail:

  • Over 20 miles of trail to explore.
  • Offers some of the best views around.
  • Avoid during the busy season, which is in August.



Imogene Pass, Colorado

Located in the southwestern part of Colorado, Imogene Pass is one of the most exciting and intense off-roading paths out there — if you’re looking for adventure, this is it. Colorado has some of the most stunning mountain terrain, making this a perfect spot to take your vehicle for an off-roading adventure you won’t forget.

Here’s what you need to know about Imogene Pass:

  • Second-highest vehicle-accessible pass in the state (over 13,000 feet).
  • No paved roads, making this an adrenaline-filled adventure.
  • Great for beginning to experienced off-roaders.

Definitely keep Imogene Pass on your list of off-roading destinations, especially in the summer season.
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