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Tread Lightly! is Ready For Adventure With 5 Fantastic Trails to Wheel

Posted in News on May 5, 2016
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With the snow melting and days growing longer, it’s time to pack up the rig and hit the road for some adventure. And thanks to the team at Tread Lightly!, these five trails are perfect places to stretch the legs on your 4x4. With programs such as Ride On and Respected Access, Tread Lightly! has been instrumental in promoting responsible trail use and helping keep land open for all OHV users. All that hard work has paid off and now is the time to enjoy it, so gas up, lock the hubs, grab that T-case shifter, and sling some dirt at one or all of these awesome trails.

Kane Creek Canyon, Utah

Moab is known for it’s epic wheeling, picturesque scenery, and plenty of trails. One particular trail that offers a little bit of everything from rock ledges, water crossings, and shale, this is a must-wheel trail when you make it to Moab.

Red Mountain Pass, Colorado

Colorado is know for living the outdoors lifestyle to the fullest, with plenty of famous trails here and all types of terrain, you can give your tires and good workout. The Red Mountain Pass, between Ouray and Silverton, gives off-roaders a challenge with views that can’t be beat. With an elevation of more than 11,000 feet, this trail is a test for man and machine, so make sure your rig is in good working order and check the forecast before heading up.

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Georgia

If you’ve ever wanted to wheel your rig in a National Forest, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests have you covered. With more than 430 miles of trails and an expansive array of terrain, it would impossible to get bored here. While it may seem like easy trails don’t be fooled, ground clearance and power are necessary to make it through this beautiful terrain.

Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Michigan

If you want a little softer ride with a lake view, the Silver Lake Sand Dunes are for you. With more than 2,000 acres of sand to blast through along Lake Michigan’s shoreline, this is a perfect spot to get sandy over a long weekend. At the end of a long hot day in your rig, you can take a dip in the cool lake and then enjoy a relaxing evening on the beach.

Rausch Creek Off-Road Park, Pennsylvania

This 3,000-acre park has trails and obstacles for every skill level, with rocks, bowls, hills, and plenty of dirt that you can flex your suspension on. The best part of Rausch Creek is that after a long challenging day of rockcrawling, you don’t have to go far to sleep thanks to on-site camping. This is a must-wheel location if you are anywhere near Pennsylvania.

Now that you have five kick-ass destinations to get dirty, you have no excuse to not get off the pavement. Remember when you’re on the trail to stay on the marked route and be respectful of the surroundings. We want to keep land open for everyone including future wheelers. See how you can do your part by visiting treadlightly.org.

Source: Tread Lightly!

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