Thursday, July 20, 2017

Four Must-Drive Jeep Trails

It’s time to hit the trails! We’re sure you’ve already been making the most of this amazing Jeep weather (Isn’t all weather Jeep weather? Yeah, you’re right!). So, we wanted to highlight some of our all-time favorite trails to inspire our readers to venture out and enjoy a few new experiences. If you haven’t tried these trails yet, now’s the time!

Rubicon Trail - Georgetown, CA

The Rubicon Trail in north-central California is an iconic Jeep trail that dates back hundreds of years as an Indian trading route. The trail consists of over 22 miles and contains some of the most challenging and scenic terrain in the country. This course is a rite of passage for hardcore Jeep enthusiasts and is great for learning how to navigate a wide range of terrains from rocky, dry ground to powering through thick mud. The Rubicon Trail is a true treat for anyone with a Jeep.

Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah has hundreds of miles of Jeep trails for adventurers of every experience level. This incredible area is famous for its picturesque sunsets and pleasant weather, not to mention the extremely challenging terrain. Moab trails vary in difficulty to accommodate a wide range of experience levels, allowing Jeep drivers to sharpen their skills quickly. If you need to take a break to stretch your legs, Moab also boasts some of the most impressive bike trails in the nation.

Black Bear Pass - Telluride, CO

Black Bear Pass is a gorgeous 9-mile stretch outside of Telluride, Colorado. Overall, this trail is listed as difficult, but there is an almost mile-long stretch that is extremely dangerous. The trail boasts a series of dangerous switchbacks on the way down that does not allow for turning around. Therefore, once you reach the top of this trail, it is important to know your limits. While challenging your skills is an important and exciting aspect of Jeep ownership, there is no need to put yourself in a position of danger or uncertainty. Always proceed with caution.

The Coast

Visiting your favorite (or nearest) coastline is a great way to enjoy off-roading within just a few minutes or hours of your home. Sand dunes are always changing and you never truly visit the same beach twice. This makes for a truly unique experience each time you visit.

If you plan to enjoy any of these trails or new trails in your area, make sure your Jeep has all the gear you need to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. You’ll want to be equipped with the tools necessary to help you out of a jam including (at least) a wench and towline, a snorkel system if deep water will be encountered, at least one spare tire and tire repair kit, a CB radio or safe means of communicating with civilization, additional gas if necessary, a reliable compass and first-aid kit.

What are your favorite trails and gear for off-roading? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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