Ready to start planning some entertaining winter offroading adventures in your 4×4 or Jeep? We have some excellent suggestions for you! We know our winter offroading destinations as well as we know how to mod and repair 4x4s and Jeeps, and we want to help inspire your next adventure!
St. Joe is one of just two off-road vehicle parks in the Missouri park system and offers a variety of trails for a range of off-road vehicles (permit required). There are also many outdoor activity attractions, including four lakes, two swimming beaches, horse riding trails, hiking, biking, and campsites.
Potawatomi is located in Fulton and is open to ATVs, motorcycles, and 4×4 vehicles and offers three motocross tracks, ATV trails, and 4×4 trails. You’ll find campsites at the park next to the lake and a staging area near the entrance off Bartley Lane. There’s a small fee for vehicles and passengers, and primitive camping is available for those who are adventurous enough during the winter.
Pruitt Mountain is located in Caledonia and is one of the tallest mountains in the Ozark Mountain range. The park, which is open to all vehicle types, offers 900 acres of various terrain from steep hills to open fields and allows camping in certain areas. There is a $15 per-person fee for entry, so keep that in mind when taking the whole family during the wintertime.
Flat Nasty is about two hours from St. Louis and has over 850 acres of off-road trails with amazing views of the Ozark Mountains. This is a popular off-road destination, and camping is permitted, plus there’s a log cabin on the premises that’s available to rent. This park has plenty of events happening throughout the year, so make sure to follow them on Facebook.
Located in Sullivan, Moonlight Racing offers over 12 miles of offroading fun for you, your friends, and your family. There are various types of terrain to tackle with your ATV, UTV, dirtbikes, and most importantly 4×4’s. There’s even a repair shop available in case any parts need to be fixed or replaced. Make sure to check out their social media accounts to learn about their upcoming New Year’s Eve bash!
Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch
The ranch is located about five miles south of Seymour, MO on HWY K. There are miles trails ranging from level 1 easy to level 6 hardcore across over 940 acres, giving every skill level a challenge — new trails are cut daily. From their website: “Black bear, whitetail deer, turkey, and the occasional armadillo frequent the trails – so keep an eye out for our local residents and be sure to let us know if you see any.”
All vehicle types and experience levels are welcome at this 70+ acre ranch in Pineville, MO. The ranch also boasts 28 campsites with hookups and 12 rustic cabins, plus four boathouse cabins and even Jeep driving lessons.
Plan your next 4×4 camp outing, bring your friends and enjoy some of the best off-road trails in Arkansas at Byrd’s. It boasts one of the most challenging 4WD obstacle courses in the nation and was the first ORV park in Arkansas. They offer 4×4 trails for all skill levels, from beginner to expert.
This east-west route in Arizona and California is rough and sandy, and roads can become slick, muddy, and impassable after rains. All vehicles operating within Mojave National Preserve must be street-legal per California DMV requirements.
This Colorado trail is 63 miles long and passes through seven ghost towns. There’s a rich history in the area and countless scenic views, with a stop-off that’s been dubbed as the “Switzerland of America.”
There’s a reason that Jeep devoted a whole line of vehicles to this California trail. It’s moderately difficult and better for experienced riders who won’t be upset should some minor damage occur as a recreational hazard.
Starting outside Elk City, Idaho, this trail takes around two days to travel on the way to Montana. Along the way, you’ll have great views of a variety of landscapes and opportunities to camp.
This is arguably the most scenic route in Utah, and it’s moderately difficult for even Jeeps with plenty of ground clearance. It’s nearly 100 miles of breathtaking sandstone views and a challenging expedition.