Explore the most popular off road driving trails in United States with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
14 hours ago

Confirmed from Andrews experience. Went today and didn’t get very far after that first big switchback. Don’t get stuck, wait a few mor weeks!

off road driving
14 hours ago

Traveled 4/24/18. Giant puddles a plenty. TRD 4Runner Off Road stock with KO2’s. Fun easy trip near denver to hold you over till the higher elevation trails open up this summer

off road driving
17 hours ago

Did it in a modified 2008 land cruiser. It was really easy. Went through the narrow fallen rock with a roof top tent without any clearance issues. Air down and have fun!

We absolutely love this trail. We haven't gone the whole rout . But for offroading it is not to be missed. After the water crossings and tight canyons the trail opens up to a vast meadow with incredible views. Do not miss it.

Great hike. Great view.

Gate was finally open to Santiago peak but there was a mountain bike race so we had to pull over a bunch of times to let the bicycle riders go by...

Fantastic views. Very heavily trafficked, but to be expected for the area.

hiking
22 hours ago

Great workout from start to finish. The trail inclines along an old 4-wheel road. In the summer, the trail can be quite dusty. Have hiked this 3 times and each time I'm amazed by the views of Mt. Shasta and the Trinity Alps. If you're hiking on a warm day, bring plenty of water. At the top, there are a few little short trails that you can explore to find a perch for lunch/snacks.

hiking
1 day ago

Breathtaking !!! My fave place soo far.

Great first hike! Gorgeous!!!

Plane crash trail is closed as of last weekend. I don’t have much experience off-roading and thought Bunch school road was easy to moderate in my stock Tacoma TRD Off-road. Ironclads was challenging, and I was very glad to have a spotter with me. Very fun trail and definitely worth the drive from Denver.

off road driving
1 day ago

Definitely one of my favorite passes in Colorado. I lived there for about 7 years and have traveled over many. This one is not difficult at all with the exception of a spot or three. A must is a side trip from Camp Bird to the west up to the base of Mt Sneffels and the high alpine lakes there. IF your lucky and are there end of July early August you might catch the wildflower explosion. On a good snow pack year it might not be clear until end of July. On July 4th, they have the July 4th Ski Race at summit of the pass. Fun event.

The waterfall was stunning. We parked on the Mass side but also chose to go along the NY side and back. It was a lovely hike!!

Hiked almost 2miles of this trail on 4/17/18. Beautiful trail! Great views (and spots for pictures)! Easy to find with the directions provided. It really is like being on another planet - walking on all the lava rocks! Make sure to wear proper footwear; there can be sharp rocks at times. Take extra water and sunscreen (even if there are a few clouds out, the sun WILL burn you!)

I wish we would’ve had more time to finish the hike. I will definitely return to finish!

Very much agree with Jon’s review below. A little uncomfortable at times. Drove a stock SR5 4x4 with Nitto Grapplers. Kept up with both buddy’s lifted FJ’s.

off road driving
1 day ago

Absolutely beautiful!! Took 5 RZRs thru this on a Saturday. Took 3 to 4 hours. One of the best! Creek was not too full and it was evening when we came out at the Hwy. Gets pretty rough during the last 2 to 3 miles. Take your time and stack a few rocks. Maybe a winch as there are some large ledges you have to climb towards the end.

off road driving
1 day ago

So why does it say off-roading if there is nothing to off-roading too??????

Great view!

I really liked it. But since it had rained the day before, crossing the creeks was extremely difficult. The water got up to my waist in some parts. 9 total so you go through creeks 18 times. IMPORTANT!! So I got there at 6:30, but the park was closed and I didn’t see a sign with the hours of operation. I ended up going down the road to Burgess Falls. There was a state park officer, he told me Windows Cliff OPENS AT 8:00 am!!!! Plan accordingly!

off road driving
1 day ago

Not a bad trail, however be careful of the cranky old man in the red jeep... he seems to think he owns the road and has the right to tell people they can't stop 10' off the trail for 5 minutes to wait for someone to catch up.
he came charging down the road and got out of his jeep and had a gun on one side and a hunting knife on the other side and told us we were driving over 15 mph and we had no right to park there because we could only be within 50' of the road ( we were 10' ) off the in a turnout waiting for a friend.
he said i was honking at you and you didn't leave ( he was 1/2 mile away at his house )... he seems to think he has law enforcement ability on a public trail and means to do it with attempted intimidation tactics... yea good luck with that.

still a fun trail with the exception of Mr Grouchy

Nice flat asphalt trail with plenty of wildflowers and birds. Doggie bags supplied and benches occasionally. Very quiet and nice scenery.

snowshoeing
1 day ago

Hiked 4/21. Broke fresh trail as it had snowed about 5 inches overnight. Definitely needed snowshoes for the top 1/3. This trail is far more beautiful covered in snow than in the summer time, so get it while you can!

Beautiful hike. I did not go to the mountain area due to Turkey hunting season but will definitely try next time. You can also go boating in this area. All the sailboats where a pleasure to watch.

backpacking
1 day ago

Skyway Trail to Chinnabee Silent Trail to Pinhoti Trail

This is mine and my wife's second time completing this loop. The first time (going counter-clockwise) was a nightmare. We got lost around the trail change from Chinnabee to Skyway and ended up having to spend an extra night out.

Clockwise was a much easier to navigate route. On Day 1, we went from the Adams Gap trailhead to the Turnipseed Campground just off US 281. You get deep in the woods pretty quickly on this section. Occasionally, there's a nice view of just how secluded you are; the surrounding hills will peek at you as you crest a hill only to disappear as you go down the other side. There is no lack of water as there are several easy stream crossings. As you approach mile 7, the Skyway trail gets narrow and steep leading down to the Cheaha Creek crossing just before it flows into Lake Chinnabee. This crossing can be tricky if there's been recent rainfall but a patient rock hop will keep you dry. Once over the creek, you'll be on the Chinnabee Silent Trail. The Chinnabee Lake parking lot with restrooms is a relatively short walk NW, but the trail continues E. The Devil's Den area after this is a steady, rocky ascent. Once through this area, you'll resume the steady up and down that characterizes the Appalachians and their foothills until you arrive at the Cheaha Falls shelter followed by the beautiful Falls themselves around 9.5 miles in. This is the same water source that flows through Devil's Den and into Lake Chinnabee that you crossed a few miles back. Just over one more mile gets you to the Turnipseed Campground where there is plenty of space to pitch a tent (finding a flat area is a trick, though). There is a $5 honor system fee to camp here. Just past the campground there is a small creek at which I'd advise you fill up your water cache for the night and for the day ahead.

On day 2, we finished the loop with a pretty grueling climb and descent of Talladega Mountain (actually a mountain mass of which Cheaha Mountain is the highest peak). From Turnipseed, you'll gain ~917' in just under 2 miles (a 9% grade on average). As you crest that climb, you're at the Little Caney Head Campground at which you'll take a right onto the Pinhoti Trail. A less steep ascent gets you to 2,217' of elevation, the highest point on this loop (for comparison, Cheaha is at 2,411'). There's an almost unimpeded 180 degree westerly view from this point and it was a much needed 45 minute lunch break for us. After this ridge, you dive down immediately losing 752' of elevation in 0.9 miles (approx. -16%). The Pinhoti undulates but continues to lose elevation for another 2 miles after this. As the loop nears completion, nearly a mile of climb appears out of nowhere, the trail reasserting its dominance as if the earlier ridge weren't enough. To finish up, you fall 0.3 miles downhill back to your car.
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With GPS for reference after some of the creek crossings, through campsites and at trail junctions, the trail is relatively easy to follow. There are a few service roads that cross the trail near the outset; take care not to let your feet get distracted by them.

Happy trails!

Would say this is about a 4/10 trail no higher (in difficulty). Similar to Gold Camp Rd and Old Stage it has great trails that branch off along the drive. As of last weekend, the gate at the bottom of Garden of the Gods is now open again.

very peaceful as always

off road driving
2 days ago

Great trail run for moderate rating (a stock 4Runner didn't have issues). Could be very narrow for some full size trucks going out. Also came across the 311A sunken boat, just be aware the ice is melting and could get worse but me and the group of 4 hugged the outer path and made it fine.

'99 4RnR 33 KO2 3" Toytech 5100

on Coyote Buttes South

2 days ago

Spent a beautiful earth day wandering among these beautiful outcrops and hills. Road up to paw hole is definitely only 4x4 and you will need good tires for sand.

Beautiful views in all directions

Awesome hike, amazing views. Definitely worth it.

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