Everyone needs a break from their busy urban lives and in order to do so, there are many things that you can try like; going on a picnic or planning a vacation. It is an ideal way to revitalize yourself and spend some good quality time with your loved ones. Visiting a hill station, any type of resort or beach house is a great way to enjoy your holidays. But if you love adventure own a 4×4 Jeep Wrangler and want some thrill to get your adrenaline rushing, then these off-road tracks are best suited for you.
Conquer the Wild: 15 Heart-Pumping Off-Road Tracks to Test Your Limits
Below we have described some must-see off-road tracks that you need to visit on your jeep in the U.S.
Tennessee to Oregon TAT:
This track was originally developed for motorcyclists by Sam Correro but this Trans American Trail is also accessible by larger off-roading vehicles like Land Rover LR4 and your Jeep Wrangler. This TAT is a 5000 miles trail from South-Eastern Tennessee to South-Western Oregon. This route mainly consists of farm roads, forestry tracks, gravel, and dirt. You will also find a part of the trail in the desert of Utah. This trail is best suited for adventure-loving motorcyclists and 4×4 off-roaders having powerful Jeep engines like the Jeep Wrangler or Land Rover LR4.
The Alpine Loop Scenic Byway Silverton, Colorado:
This 63 miles long trail winding around the San Juan Mountains is definitely a route worth visiting. This Alpine loop starts in Silverton, Colorado, and is present between Highway 550 and State Road 149. This trail is closed during the winter due to the snow. This route is at an altitude of 12000 feet and covers the crossing of the Engineer and Cinnamon passes. If you want to cover the entire trail then you will be needing a 4×4 vehicle. You can find a variety of alpine tundra and meadows on this trail. This entire loop takes four to six hours to cover and you can find many abandoned mining towns on your way too.
The Rubicon Trail:
It is a 22 miles off-road trail situated in the Sierra Nevada of the Western US. It begins in Georgetown, California. This is the route from which Jeep named its Wrangler Rubicon. It’s one of the toughest trails present in the US. The Rubicon Foundation suggests some major upgrades before going on this trail like larger tires and a lift kit to prevent damage. This trail runs from Georgetown to Tahoma over the slippery and slick granite; that is bound to rush your adrenaline and you will also enjoy the scenic beauty of the Nevada Sierra as well.
Dalton Highway or Alaska Route 11:
The Dalton Highway or Alaska route 11 is the most deadly route in the U.S. probably due to a availability of services. It is a gravelly road that was originally built as a service road for the Trans-Alaska pipeline. There’s nearly no cellphone service throughout the entire route. It is a 414 miles long road in Alaska beginning at Elliot Highway and ending at Deadhorse near the Arctic Ocean. Along this route, you will get to see some of the most amazing wildernesses and the spectacular Brooks Range and Yukon River.
Cape Lookout National Seashore:
It is situated in North Carolina. The Barrier Islands of North Carolina provide some fantastic overland routes. One of the best routes is the 56 miles long Cape Lookout National seashore including North Core and South Core banks along the crystal coast. The South core bank is more remote and you will be required to ferry your vehicle to get there from the mainland. There are no paved roads so you can camp anywhere you like along the beach. Here you can get to see great wildlife like; the Brown Pelican, Banker horse, Great egret, small sharks and many kinds of crabs.
The Rubicon Trail, California, USA:
A 22-mile-long trail through the Sierra Nevada mountains known for its challenging terrain, including steep climbs and descents, rocky paths, and river crossings.
Moab, Utah, USA:
A popular destination for off-roading enthusiasts, Moab offers a variety of trails ranging from easy to difficult, with stunning red rock landscapes.
Old Telegraph Track, Cape York, Australia:
A historic track through the remote Cape York region of Australia, with challenging river crossings and rough terrain.
The Transfagarasan Highway, Romania:
A scenic road that winds through the Carpathian Mountains, with steep climbs and hairpin turns.
The Atlas Mountains, Morocco:
A network of rugged tracks and mountain passes through the stunning Atlas Mountains, with breathtaking views and challenging terrain.
The Canning Stock Route, Western Australia:
One of the most remote tracks in the world, spanning nearly 1,100 miles through the Australian outback, with challenging sand dunes and rocky terrain.
Sani Pass, South Africa/Lesotho:
A winding mountain road that climbs over 9,000 feet to the top of the Drakensberg Mountains, with stunning views and challenging terrain.
The Death Road, Bolivia:
A notorious road that descends over 11,000 feet from the Andes Mountains to the Amazon rainforest, with steep drops and narrow paths.
The Silk Road, Central Asia:
A historic trade route that spans over 4,000 miles through China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkey, with challenging terrain and stunning landscapes.
The Icelandic Highlands, Iceland:
A network of tracks that wind through the rugged and remote interior of Iceland, with volcanic landscapes, glaciers, and river crossings.
Please note that off-road driving can be dangerous and potentially damaging to the environment. Always follow local regulations and guidelines, and take necessary safety precautions.