Winter can be a downer for off-roading adventurers. Fortunately, there are still plenty of opportunities to give your truck wheels some time in the snow. You just need to know where to look. Here’s a guide of the top places you can find 4×4 snow adventure in 2019.
Big Horns Mountain, Wyoming
The Big Horns mountain range is absolutely breathtaking in spring and summer. In winter, it becomes an adventurer’s playground. The beautiful peaks have a wide variety of features, including sheer mountain walls, vast meadows, rolling hills and sharply contoured valleys. There are more than 1,500 trails to choose from, which gives you plenty of choices. The canyon stays open through some of the winter, but may be closed to traffic during times of extreme snowfall.
St. George, Utah
While you won’t find snowdrifts in St. George during the winter, you’re likely to see skiffs of powdery white draped over the stunning red rocks. It’s just enough to give you that jolly wintry feeling while still giving you the freedom to take your 4×4 over boulders and across desert expanses. It’s important to note that not all off-road trails remain open year-round, but many of them do. Make sure your vehicle is equipped with quality Bilstein struts before you go!
Do you want to take your truck tires to some of the most challenging off-road trails in all of the United States? Head to Lake Tahoe. Most vehicles can’t get anywhere near the ski resorts without four-wheel-drive. You can take it a step further by exploring off-road areas that are blanketed in snow. Check the weather beforehand to make sure roads are open when you arrive. Stay long enough to take advantage of the world-class skiing opportunities offered there.
Death Valley National Park, California
Death Valley can reach sweltering temperatures in the summer, so it’s best to visit it in the fall and winter. The park has just under 1,000 miles of dirt and paved roads. There are plenty of opportunities to explore areas that are hidden from the average traveler who sticks to main roads. Before you go, you may want to print a map of the area’s most famous hidden gems, including the Modoc mine, Manson Ranch and Charcoal Kilns.
No winter adventure guide would be complete without mentioning Moab. It is a world-renowned destination for exciting 4×4 escapades. Winter is the perfect time to visit this destination because temperatures are very mild when compared to the scorching summer heat. Keep in mind that many off-roading trails in this area require significant mechanical and physical skills to navigate. You may also want to invest in quality lift kits Denver to make sure your vehicle has plenty of clearance when you go.
What could be better than combining off-roading with ghost town exploration? Take to the trails in Calico, California, to discover the eerie remains of Calico. The town has been restored and recreated to look just like it did in the 1880s when it was abandoned.
Who said winter isn’t compatible with truck wheels and off-roading? These are just a few of the top destinations you may want to add to your winter travel list in 2019.