Best Off-Road Places to Take Your Jeep Wrangler

It’s difficult to imagine a vehicle that is more synonymous with adventure than the Jeep Wrangler. And if you’re talking going off-road, well, the Wrangler is “the winner and still champion,” as the saying goes. In fact, when many people think of the Wrangler, they envision it in some rough-and-tumble environment, often with the top and doors shed, and the driver sporting an enduring grin. If you want to join the fun, here are the best off-road places to take your Jeep Wrangler.


Yep, a Jamboree. Each year, dozens of are held nationwide. If you own a Wrangler, you totally should participate in one at least once. Not only do you get to hang out with fellow enthusiasts, but you can put your Wrangler to the off-road test and scope out spectacular new environs. Check the calendar then start packing for a memory-making excursion.

Moab, Utah


For Jeep enthusiasts, a trip to Moab, Utah – Hells Revenge, in particular — is pert-near a requirement for off-roading. After all, this is the place where, over the years, many Jeeps have been tested, and for good reason, as uber-challenging trails abound. Oh, and the views are spectacular. The Colorado River and La Sal Mountains are nearby to entrance you.

If you get the chance to point your Wrangler toward Moab, that’s an opportunity you want to take. There’s a reason it’s known as the nation’s off-road capital.

The trail is four hours in duration.

Sandstone Canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California


The trail in this magnificent desert, with its show-stopping, towering walls, comprises a myriad of rockslides, steep grades, and tight spots for putting your off-roading prowess to the test.   

Sights also include fascinating rock formations, mollusk beds from an ancient river, wind caves, and fabulous examples of tectonic uplifting. 

Time on the trail is around three hours.

Coyote Lake Trail in Sierra National Forest, California


You can do as much rock-crawling here as your soul desires. The trail includes many clamber-worthy rocks and deep-water crossings to satisfy your off-roading jones. The two-hour run winds up in the Sierra National Forest, where you can camp out along Coyote Lake, and fish and swim.

Azusa Canyon OHV Area in San Gabriel Canyon, California


While time on the trail is short – about 10 minutes – the exhilaration you’ll experience at Azusa will persist for some time. This off-highway destination is a must if you’re serious about playing off-road.  Mud runs abound, plus there are river crossings, a hill-climb area, and various obstacle courses. In short, the canyon’s a blast.

White Rim Road in Canyonlands National Park, Utah


Here’s another Utah Destination, this one marked by the pummeled sandstone layers that make up the roads, drop-dead gorgeous red rock cliffs, and canyons with protruding sharp points. This two-hour trail, which also offers serious off-roading, leads you to the state’s storied, and jaw-dropping, buttes, towers, and sandstone arches. If you want to enjoy a bananas time off-road AND bring home knock-out photos, Canyonlands National Park is the place to be.

Now that you know the best off-road places to take your Jeep Wrangler, get on out there and dirty up that ride while putting it through the paces. And take the top and doors off if the spirit so moves. climbing rocks, fording streams, and navigating through the mud. Hey, you almost have a responsibility to do this. That’s how important the lifestyle is to Wrangler’s brand, as well as to its fans.

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Written by Liviu Marcus

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