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 |  Jul 16 2013, 10:01 AM

Top 10 Places to go Off-Roading This Summer

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Wrangler sales are climbing, both month-over-month and year-over-year. Causing consternation among its fan base, the brand is also preparing to revive the Cherokee nameplate.

It rides on the same underpinnings as the Dodge Dart, but Chrysler swears on the Rubicon Trail that its new small SUV will be off-road credible.

True, this is the same brand that calls its stodgy Compass a “trail rated” vehicle. Ignoring the foibles, some of the coolest off-road machines come with a Jeep badge.

Bearing that in mind, here’s AutoGuide’s list of the 10 best places in the U.S. to take your Jeep (or any other off-road capable machine) in no particular order.

  • John

    Some of those views look gorgeous. Too bad I drive a Civic!!! Won’t be going there any time soon. Trolololol.

  • Allen

    Nothing about Glade Run Recreation Area in Farmington, NM? This list is a joke.

  • gooner

    Higher than the riff raff? What an idiot.

  • Fast Ed

    That is not Gold Butte, NV. I’ve been going there annually for 12 years. It’s not torn up as presented in this photo – more WILDERNESS green propaganda??

  • Desert Dude

    More importantly than this does not appear to be Gold Butte, is DO NOT LEAVE TRACKS LIKE THIS OUT THERE – especially in Gold Butte. This is precisely the ammunition that is being used to close down the area. There are plenty of trials out there to explore – STAY ON THEM!

  • caprob

    You’re a whimp Desert Dude. GO HUG A TREE somewhere…Just not here!

  • jeepguy

    Judging by the photo of Gold Butte, it’s no wonder they want to close it. Anyone heard of ‘tread lightly’.

  • NJ-JK

    o goody we should all move to the west coast ~.~ feel bassist

  • CapNCraigAgain

    Granted, those are some very challenging scenic trails out west. To bad the author never travelled out east. We have some very challenging, scenic trails in the George Washington and Thomas Jefferson National Forest in Virginia, Uhwarrie National Forest in North Carolina and many others up and down the mountain range and seaboard.

    Glad to see Silver Lake Sand Dunes, located on the other west coast. The West Coast of Michigan, that is. I grew up in “Troll” land and have been there many times.

  • Rancherinaz

    It’s that kind of attitude that makes closures happen .

  • fngaz

    No love for the East Coast?