15 Best UTV/ATV Trails in the USA

The Best Trails for Off Roading Fanatics

Spring is finally HERE! While for some people that means spring cleaning, here at TMS, we’re thinking about getting dirty! Who needs clean baseboards when you can have muddy riding boots, right? So while you’re praying to the gods of the outdoors for a long and glorious mud season, check out our list of the best UTV/ATV trails in the USA!

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1. Paiute Trail

Located in South-Central Utah, the Paiute trail stretches for almost 300 miles across the Utah countryside. Frequently regarded as one of the nation’s best trails, it was even cited by ATV Illustrated Magazine as one of the best places to visit on four wheels. Spring is notoriously the best time to explore the trails, so make your plans early!

2. Ride Royal Blue Resort

Ride Royal Blue isn’t your typical private resort in Tennessee. You’re bound to see less white robes and towels at the spa and more mud covered boots on the porch. Ride Royal Blue boasts more than 600 miles of trail systems over 200,000 acres of land. Best of all, they have areas for every skill level, so this can be a trip for the whole family as well as all of your friends.

3. Little O ATV Trail

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Located in Michigan, the Little O ATV Trail is an awesome ride through Huron-Manistee National Forest. It is a 41-mile loop with tons of different terrain types. You can tear it up across the sand, open fields and through thick forests. What the Little O trail lacks in size, it more than makes up for in diversity in your scenery. So if you’re looking for a truly scenic ATV experience, this is a great choice.

4. Ocala National Forest

Florida might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of ATV’s and UTV’s, but the Ocala National Forest will make you a believer. The Ocala North OHV trail offers 125 miles of trail systems through the beautiful natural Floridian forests. When you’re done for the day, you can also enjoy any of the 600 lakes, rivers, and springs for a fun summer getaway.

5. Upper Black Rock Canyon

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California is known for its diverse terrain and impressive natural landscapes. The Upper Black Rock Canyon is no exception. In addition to beautiful hiking trails, there is also approved spaces for ATV and UTV usage. The former route for pioneering Americans in the mid-1800s is now also an excellent place to take your ATV and UTV for some great trail runs in your off-road vehicle.

6. Hatfield-McCoy Trail System

Located in West Virginia, the Hatfield McCoy system is laid out over 700 miles of trail systems. The trails will take you all over West Virginia and into many ATV-friendly towns and communities where you can patronize local businesses. The trails are well maintained, and the paved roads into town are just as friendly. Road driving is permitted in some areas, but make sure you know the local laws before you ride by the local jail.

7. Brimstone Recreation Area

The Brimstone Recreation Area can be found in northeastern Tennessee. 300 miles of ATV and UTV trails glide past amazing riverside views and mountain passes that will leave you awestruck.  If you want to challenge yourself with some serious elevation changes in your trails, this is the right vacation destination for you and your land rover.

8. Moab

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Moab, Utah is a scenic destination fit for all sorts of folks, ATV and UTV enthusiasts included. Referred to as the off-road capital of the world, Moab offers views like no one else can offer for your off-roading experience. While there are many approved ATV and UTV maintained trails, it should be noted that riding within the national parks is strictly prohibited.

9. Bar 10 Ranch

The Bar 10 Ranch in Mesquite, Nevada is really bar-none when it comes to ATV experiences. ATV tours of the Ranch which get views of the Grand Canyon can last between 1.5 hours to full day guided tours on their trail system that tops 90 miles of breathtaking views of a natural wonder of the world.

10. Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area

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The AOAA trail system in Pennsylvania is one of the newest ATV paradises in the country and has recently been named one of the top 10 ATV sites you need to visit in the country. The AOAA is a system of trails over 6,500 acres in eastern Pennsylvania, there are over 250 miles of riding trails available for every skill level.

11. Imperial Sand Dunes

Just north of the Mexican border is one of the best UTV/ATV trails in the USA , also known as the Imperial Sand Dunes. Off-road vehicles are permitted on nearly 120,000 acres of sand dunes stretching across the desert, with dune heights reaching up to 300 feet! While the park is open year-round, we also need to keep in mind we’re talking about the desert, so the summer months are typically too hot to ride. So if you’d like to visit the sand dunes, plan a trip outside of the peak summer months.

12. Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

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The Oregon dunes are a fun experience for almost anybody. There are hiking trails, place to swim and take the boat out, and most importantly, riding trails. The dunes extend over 40 miles, and can be as tall as 500 feet, making it not just fun, but also challenging. This is another great place for the whole family, whether everyone rides, or it’s just you, there’s something for everybody.

13. Kipu Ranch

I don’t know about you, but I think I’m in need of a tropical vacation. If you’re feeling the same way, you might want to check out the Kipu Ranch in Kauai, Hawaii. As one of the best UTV/ATV trails in the USA, this private ranch hosts off road and 4×4 vehicle tours of the nearly 150-year-old site on this gorgeous Hawaiian island. Also, for the film buffs, you might even recognize some scenery from your favorite films like Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Descendents, which were all filmed here!

14. Maine

The entire state of Maine is like a sanctuary for mud. If you want to have a religious experience with dirt this riding season, look no further. There are 6,000 miles of trails (seriously, 6,000) across the state  and countless social events associated with riding. There are more than 200 social clubs for riding, so if you’re looking for a mud Mecca, you’ve found it.

15. North Country ATV Trail

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The North Country ATV Trail located in Stratford, New Hampshire, near the Canadian border, is the most beautiful part of the middle of nowhere. If you’re looking for a peaceful ride in the beauty of pure, unfiltered nature, this is it, my friend. Find out why New Hampshire is home to so many gasoline-enthusiasts this Summer and on the list of best UTV/ATV trails in the USA. An important note about this trail is that is closed during mud season due to the environmental impact. It is open almost year-round, but closed from early spring to early summer to help conserve the trails.

This Isn’t Your Dad’s Bicycle Trail

Sure, mountain biking and hiking are fine, but if you’re looking for a place to fling some mud and see some beautiful country, check out these awesome places. If you’re looking to have a real adventure, meet us where the trail starts!

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