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Top 10 Places for Winter 4x4 Adventure!

Here in Colorado many of our favorite trails are in the high alpine area, see feet of snow, and are closed for the season.
Luckily there are literally dozens of places around the country that are open year round, here are 10 of our favorites:

number 1

Moab (Utah)
What can be said about Moab that you don't already know? Depending on the weather (yes, Moab gets snow), trails you may have explored in the past can present an entirely new challenge. The crips, cool (by Moab standards) weather is a welcome relief from the 90+ temps of summer. Be prepared for snow & ice, and have fun in the center of the 4x4 universe. Want to know where to go? Get the FunTreks Guidebook!

 Toytec Lifts in Moab, UT

number 2

Death Valley NP (California / Nevada)
The lowest point in North America is located in this epic destination park, and their back-country road map will guide you to many remote areas. Make sure you're prepared for harsh desert conditions, since the dry climate can take a toll even in the cooler winter season.

 Photo by flickr user jesse?

Photo by Flickr user jesse?

number 3

Barwell Mountain Recreation Area (Texas)
Located near Glimer Texas, BMRA is home to another great annual Toyota event, the Lone Star Jamboree which is usually held in the spring. The park is operated by the Texas Motorized Trail Coalition and includes full camping facilities with RV hookups if that's how you roll.

Toytec FJ Cruiser at Lone Star Jamboree

number 4

Las Cruces (New Mexico)
BLM Land around Las Cruces is perfect for exploring year round, but in the winter you'll enjoy cooler (perhaps cold) temperatures while still finding plenty of challenging routes to explore! Las Cruces is also home to the epic Chile Challenge rock crawling event.

 Photo by Flickr user Samat Jain

Photo by Flickr user Samat Jain

number 5

Tuscon (Arizona)
From Gunsight Pass to Chimney Rock, the Tuscon area is perfect for winter-time wheeling. The cool temps and great terrain will ensure a fun trip. Why not stay a few days & explore around Phoenix as well?

Photo by flickr user Nate Merrill

Photo by flickr user Nate Merrill

number 6

Anza-Borrego State Park (California)
This well known SoCal state park has dozens of trails to explore featuring everything from difficult wheeling to easy Sunday drives. You can easily spend your Christmas break exploring Borrego and still not see everything.

 Becauseracetruck in the desert

number 7

Ocala National Forest (Florida)
Want to get a little sun in Florida this winter? Why not visit the 81 miles of the Tread Lightly! Four Wheel Drive Way in Ocala National Forest? If you ride OHV's, there are plenty of riding areas in Ocala as well. Just get the free Motor Vehicle Use Map and enjoy your visit!

Ocala NF in September by Flickr User Trishhartman
Photo by Flickr User Trishhartman

number 8

Johnson Valley (California)
Home to King of the Hammers (the 2016 Event happens Feburary 5th), this area is known for challenging rock crawling as well as ultra-fast desert tracks.

Photo by Flickr user Spidertrax

Photo by Flickr user Spidertrax

number 9

Katemcy Rocks (Texas)
Home to the annual Lone Star Land Cruiser Roundup (Article), Katemcy Rocks features epic trails to meet your every rock-crawling desire. KR isn't open every weekend, so check the schedule on their website before planning your trip.

 Photo by Phillip Jones, TCT Magazine

Photo by Phillip Jones, TCT Magazine

number 10

Hot Springs ORV Park (Arkansas)
This 1254 acre park has trails of every variety and is open 51 weeks per year (sorry, no Christmas trips to Hot Springs). The park also has cabins, RV, and tent camping sites so you can enjoy plenty of time exploring the trails.

 Photo by YouTube User Johnny Waldo

Photo by YouTube User Johnny Waldo


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