Spring Riding Destinations
You’re right, there are SO many places to ride in North America. But, how do you choose which place to go? We are here to help with 5 destinations that you are sure to enjoy at almost any time of the year. Whether we like it or not, spring riding season is right around the corner. So, let’s get ready to rock! Here are our Top 5 Spring Riding Destinations.
Top Trails OHV Park – Talladega, Alabama
The state of Alabama has a bunch of different places to ride your side-by-side, and there are a few locations that stand out. One of those spots is Top Trails OHV Park, which is a perfect destination if you like everything from rolling trails to gnarly rock climbs. Not all trails have the hard stuff, which makes this spot great for beginners as well. But if you’re a seasoned driver and like to push your machine to the limit, then Top Trails will offer you plenty of tight and technical trails, along with rock-laden terrain. All of these mix in well with the steep hill climbs and fun descents. These details aren’t meant to scare you away from Top Trails – this ride spot is a great place to visit, and they have all of your camping necessities, too.
Hatfield McCoy Trails – 7 Trail Areas and over 600 miles of OHV riding in West Virginia
Offering some of the most diverse terrain on the east coast, the Hatfield McCoy trail system will leave you excited to return, every time. With 7 different trail networks scattered across the state of West Virginia, this is a diverse network of trails that offer something for every driver’s skillset and every vehicle on the market. Your UTV OffRoad staff have all been here multiple times, and this place leaves us wanting to go back every single time. It’s the riding, it’s the people, and it’s the UTV-friendly towns that make this state, and specifically the Hatfield McCoy trails, so special. If you come for multiple days, there are plenty of camping spots, hotels, and UTV-friendly bed and breakfast spots. Load up and get yourself and your family to West Virginia!
Fun video: https://youtu.be/2qCFRLYGriQ
River Run ATV Park – Jacksonville, Texas
With over 2000 acres of land available in this private park, River Run ATV Park is located just outside of Jacksonville, Texas. They have 156 RV sites that include power and water hookups, and they have plenty of tent and RV primitive camping sites if that is more of your jam. There are also 39 cabins available to rent. In addition to great trail riding, which includes dry trails, muddy sections, and many scenic views of the Neches River, this area provides great recreational activities like fishing and swimming. In case you want to visit with a host of your friends on a busy weekend, River Run has a bunch of events scattered throughout the year that are sure to make your experience fun and memorable.
Gordy’s Hill OHV Area – New Mexico
New Mexico is not a state that gets a whole lot of attention in the OHV press, but it is a state that is full of great riding opportunities. Gordy’s Hill OHV Area has a really cool story attached to it, one that involves a man who enjoyed this riding area for many years before the BLM designated it as an OHV destination. In honor of his love for the spot, they named it after Mr. Gordy himself. He loved the area because of its diverse terrain, including hill climbs, small sand dunes, open two-track trails, and fast washes. Open, primitive camping is available in this area. 6000 acres are open for your side-by-side use, how could you go wrong?!
Resource (history of the area): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6YsriX6TRc
There are a ton of riding areas in Arizona, but one of the most popular spots is Quartzsite. This small town, which comes to life in the winter with tens of thousands of visitors, is located right along the I-10 freeway, which makes it easy to get to with plenty of amenities. The main thing you need to be aware of when planning a trip to Quartzsite is the fact that this spot is HOT in the summer time – I’m talking temperatures in the range of 100 to 110 degrees – and not exactly great riding weather. So, plan your visit for the fall, winter, or spring times. There are plenty of RV parks in the area, or there is a ton of open camping around the city as well. In terms of riding, there are literally thousands of miles of trails! You want rock crawling? You want sandy two-track trails? How about some hard pack dirt trails? How about old mines and rad places to see on the trails? Yeah, Quartzsite has just about anything for your off-road fun. Put it on your list to visit, Quartzsite doesn’t disappoint!