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EVENT: RALLY ON THE ROCKS

Rockier than usual By Lane Lindstrom After having to deal with a worldwide pandemic that shut down just about everything in 2020 (and parts of 2021), the Rally on the Rocks (ROTR) event organizers were told by the city of Moab and Grand County that they would not grant an event permit for the annual rally. Fortunately, event organizers were able to stage the 2021 Rally on the Rocks in Utah’s San Juan County in early May. The event was noticeably down in attendance, although there were a decent number of vendors,…

EVENT: 5TH ANNUAL RUGGED RADIOS UTV RALLY AT MORMON LAKE

Time to get dirty in the pines By the staff of Dirt Wheels The fifth annual Rugged Radios UTV Rally at Mormon Lake returned to Mormon Lake Lodge. It was listed as being in the high-altitude forests near Flagstaff, Arizona. In truth, Mormon Lake is 20 to 30 minutes from Flagstaff. Continuing with truth, it isn’t really what you think of as a lake, either! Especially in a dry year like 2021, the “lake” looks more like a short-grass meadow. In wet years the lake area acts as a natural flood control. The actual water…

DESTINATION: THE BEST OF SOUTH DAKOTA

Exploring the famous Black Hills By Lane Lindstrom South Dakota’s Black Hills are famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for a myriad of reasons—from well-known characters (good and bad) to hills once laden with riches to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse to awesome landscapes to games of chance (read: gambling). We would add off-roading to that short list of what makes the Black Hills such a popular year-round haven for visitors. Long gone are Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, Al Swearengen and Wyatt…

BEST ATV/UTV TRAILS ON EARTH

BEST ATV/UTV TRAILS ON EARTH The US arguably has some of the most thrilling ATV trails in the world, but if you want to explore trails in different climates, you will find plenty of excellent ones in various countries.  But have you ever wondered where the BEST ATV/UTV TRAILS ON EARTH are? Here are picks for the top five trails on the planet, outside of the USA of course. The Dirt Mania Circuit, India Located in Nelaguli, Bangalore, the tour company Dirt Mania provides ATV tours through the tropical forests, fields,…

BRIMSTONE RECREATION AREA OPEN AGAIN

By the Staff of Dirt Wheels We are happy to report, Brimstone Recreation Area is Open Again! Located in Huntsville, Tennessee, this is one of the premier places to ride, east of the Rockies. It has now fully reopened. Load up your toys and head down to enjoy hundreds of miles of trails, beautiful scenery, waterfalls, and more. The cabins, camping, headquarters, rentals, and showers are all open. Unfortunately, the White Knuckle Event scheduled for Memorial Day weekend is still canceled. However, the park and all…

UTAH OFF-ROAD RENTALS & GUIDED TOURS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels UTAH OFF-ROAD RENTALS & GUIDED TOURS Utah has everything from stark salt flats to lush forests and mountain meadows, but when off-roaders think of the state, most mentally see red rock vistas. Areas like Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, and Moab have burned this impression on our minds. But after riding with Utah Off-Road Rentals and Guided Tours, we found that red slick rock is sweet, but Utah has more to offer off-roaders. Utah Off-Road is based out of La Verkin, Utah, not…

UTV TAKEOVER INVADES OKLAHOMA

UTV TAKEOVER INVADES OKLAHOMA It was tons of fun for everyone when the UTV Takeover Invades Oklahoma event came to Little Sahara State Park in Waynoka, Oklahoma. This was back in September of 2020. Cara Miller was nice enough to send us some good photos of the action. From the looks of things, it seems like a good time was had by all.  Kevin Morris and his RZR put in some quick laps around the Short Course Competition. Tyler Hill put on a good show in the Wheelie Competition. Rusian Yankilevich catches some big air…

Ken Block Shares His Favorite Ride Spots!

"Stop number two of my guide to awesome Can-Am riding spots! We’re in Sand Hollow state park in Utah this week, because it’s one of the absolute best places to go ride with these things." To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels

WHERE TO RIDE GUIDE:

By the staff of Dirt Wheels WHERE TO RIDE GUIDE: The vast Missouri River is born just west of Bozeman, Montana, where the Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison rivers converge at Three Forks. It traverses more than 2300 miles, becoming America’s longest river before dumping into the Mississippi at St. Louis. Closer to the beginning, after crossing Montana and North and South Dakota, the Missouri serves as a boundary and border between Nebraska and South Dakota. Nebraska has plenty of open land, but not state-owned…

RIDING ACROSS WILD CANYON

RIDING ACROSS WILD CANYON There are certain things that make a place one of your favorite places to ride. Something to give the riding experience a bit of a unique feeling. Perhaps an unusually beautiful view or maybe a section of trail that raises your heartbeat into the turbo zone. Having to connect the trails by riding across a bridge like this would certainly give you a rush. It's not unusual to come to make-shift bridges on a trail to help you get across a deep creek or a big ditch. However, this one here…

WHERE TO RIDE: SAND HOLLOW STATE PARK

-- Off-road wonderland in Hurricane, Utah -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Many of us live in states that seem driven to limit or even fully eliminate off-road recreation. In light of that, it is satisfying and rewarding to visit Utah and experience a state park teamed with BLM land like Sand Hollow. Sand Hollow is not far from the state’s southern and western borders and likewise relatively close to Zion National Park. You’ll find the typical yet spectacular southern Utah red rock inside the park, as well as be…