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nocibur2 05-02-2013 08:43 PM

Which state offers the most opportunities?
 
Just curious which state people might think offers the most Jeep off-roading opportunities? Might be neat to hear everyone's opinion on this matter.

Z-TJ 05-02-2013 08:50 PM

I would say Colorado, Utah, California. But not in that order

jeepers29 05-02-2013 10:24 PM

Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Cali. all seem to be very wheeler friendly. I know Texas will not be at the top of the list. LOL

PHILDABEAST 05-02-2013 11:33 PM

I can't let you guys leave out New Mexico.

2JeepsThatRun 05-02-2013 11:34 PM

If your on the other side of the country it's Kentucky Indiana and a little of Ohio

Teague242 05-02-2013 11:36 PM

Pennsylvania is half decent. I can go wheeling pretty much anywhere as we are allowed on most coal mine properties with a proper permit. It's a heck of a lot of land in these parts.

PrecisionPowder 05-28-2013 11:13 PM

old thread, but i can tell you maine is at the bottom of the list. its against state law to cross through running water (ie, streams, rivers, brooks). also if you want to bring a jeep on a wheeler trail it must be registered as an ATV. which sucks because atv laws state you can only ride on ATV posted trails, which as they are only wide enough for at best a side by side. mostly just dirt rods and loggin roads here.

rockinkuwait 05-29-2013 05:19 AM

Might be a bit of a homer here since I live there, but Colorado gets my vote. All sorts of mountain and alpine rock, dirt, snow, and mud trails, Great Sand dunes national park if you like playing in the sand too. Ouray is just amazing. I took Imogene pass in my truck a few years back, and that is one of the most amazing drives you will ever have.
Nothing beats the trail where your passenger looks down out the window at a sheer drop of thousands of feet. Or being able to see for hundreds of miles at 13,000+ feet on a trail as you head to an abandoned gold mine hidden in the mountains.

Everything from dirt roads you can take in a car up a mountain to stuff around Buena Vista with the 1 mile in 10 hours type stuff you'd only try in a rock buggy and measure success not in how few dents, but how few hard parts you lost.

Plus you gotta love the number of places where there is no fee, no registration, etc. Just drive up to the trail and drive it. Some are in state parks ($7 day pass) or national parks, but there are hundreds just out there for free.

And Moab is only about 6 hours away...

Jeeper515 06-14-2013 03:55 PM

I would think Colorado or Utah is probably at the top of the list.

My home state of Iowa is at the bottom. There is no where in the state to drive on public land, only private. Thanks a lot douchebag ATV lobbyists.

Wondertwin1 06-14-2013 04:03 PM

Not the panhandle of Florida. I have over 100,000 acres of Air Force reservation to play on. But over the last year and a half the rules have gotten so strict and stupid that I find it hard to have fun, and I get in trouble with the law way to much over stupid crap, such as. Under no circumstances are you to leave a trail. Even if there is a massive clay pit that looks like a wheelers paradise, and you won't hurt anything by going in it, it's well over a $300 ticket and probably get your privileges removed. Florida fish cops and Air Force security forces are out there so much it's sickening. And anytime they come up to its a full on interrogation, weather you have a proper permit or not.

Cons_Table 06-14-2013 04:09 PM

I may be a little bias...but California. Not only do we have a ton of trails everywhere...we also have a few big ones. The Hammers/Johnson Valley, The Rubicon, The Dusy...

xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42 06-17-2013 12:21 PM

Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin has a great many trails as well.

Owen_TJ 06-17-2013 12:43 PM

Colorado, hands down...

after that then i'd say utah, wyoming, california, arizona, or new mexico.

xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42 06-17-2013 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Owen_TJ (Post 3869464)
Colorado, hands down...

after that then i'd say utah, wyoming, california, arizona, or new mexico.

If you live in CO we should do some wheelin end of august! I'll be down for some fun! Hell we should just have a meet up!!!

sevenservices 06-17-2013 12:58 PM

lol Michigan is the best. Everyone is going to say their home is the best of course ;)

But, these JK guys get out and travel. Check out some of their videos. They've done moab, the mid-west, etc...

HEARTLAND : The 2012 JK-Experience - Redbird, Indiana [Part 1 of 3] - YouTube

it_felt_so_good 06-17-2013 04:58 PM

Alaska.

It has everything you can think of. Depending where you are, weather swings can be negative 50 degrees in the winter to 80 degrees in the summer. It also pretty much has every landscape you can think of. If you don't live in the cities then the only pavement you'll see is the runway at the airport.

Plus we barely have any automotive laws. Just your standard tint, etc. laws. Lift laws, emissions laws, etc. are non-existent. You don't even need to get anything inspected here. Just register online & you're good to go. Lol. Did I mention you can carry without a permit? Comes in handy for the bears & wolves you'll see on some trails.

Tdog02 06-17-2013 05:13 PM

I can tell you what's on my list, Colorado Utah Nevada and Alaska would be awesome. I'm in Texas, and while we have an incredible parks system we lack a little in major off road attractions. There are still so gems out here if you look for them.

tom h 06-17-2013 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by nocibur2 (Post 3712472)
Just curious which state people might think offers the most Jeep off-roading opportunities? Might be neat to hear everyone's opinion on this matter.

Southern California will have the top places because (1) the desert scenery is spectacular and (2) it is surprisingly rugged. And, because there are no forests in the desert, and the air is clear, you can see for hundreds of miles in the right conditions!

tom h 06-17-2013 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by nocibur2 (Post 3712472)
Just curious which state people might think offers the most Jeep off-roading opportunities? Might be neat to hear everyone's opinion on this matter.

I also want to note that eastern and southern San Diego County will be vastly more interesting than Los Angeles or Orange Counties. There is more open space and, while the mountains are not necessarily taller, more of the land is run by BLM which tends to let jeepers use all the old access roads. Not the same with National Forest Service land or state land.


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