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Old 07-22-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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Best state to live in for Offroad adventures

Im bored and was wondering whats the best place in the states to live where you have access to a variety of trails and offroad situations. Cause South Florida isnt it lol. Im not looking for anything specific just bored and killing time. Pictures are always welcome!

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Old 07-22-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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Aint been there YET but I'd speculate the best state for off-roading would be Alaska.

I'll let you know when I get backfrom there in September.

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Colorado is probably at the top of the list as far as public wheeling access goes. Can't speak to Alaska as there is much talk about what Alaska has to offer
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:56 AM   #4
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I thought Colorado would be a great place, never even considered Alaska
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:07 AM   #5
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Iowa is bar far the best state to live in for offroading. Bar none this is not debatable.

Let me explain.

Iowa has Zero places to wheel. Sure we have the occasional mud hole, creek crossing or wooded trail. None of which require any skill or a vehicle better equipped than a stock Geo Tracker. This requires Iowans to travel to other places to get their fix. Having to go greater than six hours to wheel in any direction puts more responsibility into wheeling. We also spend more money on fuel, hotels or camping.

So...The best place to live for Offroad Adventures is Iowa. Cold and snow in the winter, hot and humid in the summer. Plan your wheeling a year in advance, then when you go you enjoy it even more.


Disclaimer...I would love to live in Moab.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:31 AM   #6
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So... anywhere but Iowa, got it!
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Oh Ya has to Alaska, like 580,000 square miles of adventure!...not that you can wheel on all of it or even get to all of it, but where you can it is Great!
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:51 PM   #8
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I'm kinda biased towards Colorado.
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I'm kinda biased towards Colorado.
I now own a jeep because we rented a jeep and drove the alpine loop while we were on vacation in Colorado last year. The trails weren't difficult, but damn it was fun and the views were outstanding.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #10
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Im with mo, colorado is by far the best place to wheel but it's a very biased opinion.

Colorado has a bunch of old mine/ghost towns. And every trail has a different story that goes along with it.
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Colorado, Ouray in particular.
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Area in and around Durango, Telluride, Ouray, Silverton loop is Jeep Heaven.
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Iowa is bar far the best state to live in for offroading. Bar none this is not debatable.

Let me explain.

Iowa has Zero places to wheel. Sure we have the occasional mud hole, creek crossing or wooded trail. None of which require any skill or a vehicle better equipped than a stock Geo Tracker. This requires Iowans to travel to other places to get their fix. Having to go greater than six hours to wheel in any direction puts more responsibility into wheeling. We also spend more money on fuel, hotels or camping.

So...The best place to live for Offroad Adventures is Iowa. Cold and snow in the winter, hot and humid in the summer. Plan your wheeling a year in advance, then when you go you enjoy it even more.


Disclaimer...I would love to live in Moab.
Sounds a lot like Illinois.
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Well, I wish I could say it is Rhode Island, but it is not. However, southern New England does have BEAUTIFUL beaches and world class fishing. Rhode Island has about 400 miles of Coastline. Its great for 4 wheelin' on sand if you can gain access (and there is not much legal access). Our neighbor, Massachusetts is similar but probably somewhat better, just by virtue of size alone. There is nothing I enjoy more than wheelin' on the beaches of the Vineyard during the annual "Matha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby." That being said, be grateful AND PROTECTIVE of an area where you have access to a robust 4 wheelin' venue.
OP, great thread, and not trying to hijack, just thought i would shine light on some of the ingredients that make up a great place to wheel. 1. a willing community and 2. access.
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Well, I wish I could say it is Rhode Island, but it is not. However, southern New England does have BEAUTIFUL beaches and world class fishing. Rhode Island has about 400 miles of Coastline. Its great for 4 wheelin' on sand if you can gain access (and there is not much legal access). Our neighbor, Massachusetts is similar but probably somewhat better, just by virtue of size alone. There is nothing I enjoy more than wheelin' on the beaches of the Vineyard during the annual "Matha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby." That being said, be grateful AND PROTECTIVE of an area where you have access to a robust 4 wheelin' venue.
OP, great thread, and not trying to hijack, just thought i would shine light on some of the ingredients that make up a great place to wheel. 1. a willing community and 2. access.
My mom has a duxbury beach pass and although it is pricey, its a blast and a great way to use 4wheeldrive
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I'm partial to Colorado. There are hundreds of trails. Everything ranging in difficulty from stock Subaru Forester to a 1-ton equipped buggy on 40s. Most of the trails are perfect for a stock to mildly modified Jeep. You can hit 90% or more of the stuff in Colorado with 33s and a good driver.






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I dunno cause I'm just getting into this Jeep thing but here in Cal we have the John Bull Trail. The Hammers, The Rubicon, Anza Borrego. Death Valley. Pismo beach. And Topless in the summer crusin on Pacific Coast Hwy. Everything from bikinis to snow within a few hours drive. Plus the Weather.
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I do like having Top Down weather year round... But all thats around here in Florida is swamps and mud. Flat and boring. I am enjoying the pics tho, keep them coming.
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I've got desert sand to mountain snow, and tons of rock, but I would still rather be in Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, or Alaska, I really miss Alaska. Jeepin' in Southern New Mexico.
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Washington State just plain sucks.

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Awesome pics from Colorado. I live, born and raised in PA. I really am considering moving out there when I finish school. It seems like an outdoors mans paradise. what are some nice areas out there to live in the county but still be within a commutable distance to a city. Im going to be doing computer networking.
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Awesome pics from Colorado. I live, born and raised in PA. I really am considering moving out there when I finish school. It seems like an outdoors mans paradise. what are some nice areas out there to live in the county but still be within a commutable distance to a city. Im going to be doing computer networking.
More towards Denver or the springs. As long as your not in the middle of the city you have country real close by
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I lived in both Colorado and Alaska. Colorado is by far better. Most of Alaska is inaccessible and not trailed, so most people wheel at Jim Creek - a redneck stronghold where shootings were frequent. People also drown their rigs in drunken stupors into the Knik River. I would not go there alone, unarmed, or at night.
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wow, awesome pics, i think i might have to move to colorado in a couple of years lol. currently live upstate new york, definitely not a bad place for off roadin, i go at it everyday

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