Top 10 Best Places to go Off-Roading This Summer

Top 10 Best Places to go Off-Roading This Summer
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Silver Lake Dunes, Michigan

With so many places on this list falling to only a few states, it’s imperative to look outside the Colorado/Utah/California four-by-four haven.

They’re popular for a reason, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find incredible off-roading elsewhere.

Take the Silver Lake Dunes on the western shore of Michigan, for example. Mountain views are great, but there’s nothing quite like cresting Test Hill — named for being the biggest in the park — because you can see for miles. It doesn’t hurt that the sand is sandwiched between Lake Michigan and the relatively pond-sized body of water it’s named after.

Beware: your vehicle needs a dune flag to enter. Attaching it is up to you.

  • 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?