Best Rides: 8 All-American Honda ATV Adventures [Sponsored Post]

Take life off-road with these top trails and trips

Are you thirsting for pure off-road, off-trail adventure? Looking for an exciting new ride to conquer? Searching for a family-friendly trail offering plenty of natural beauty and solitude?

It’s time to take life off the beaten path. Start with these 8 American treasures, then get planning your biggest and best off-road excursion yet. Some of these trails offer the simple joy of the open trail. Others take you into unforgiving environments where only bravest dare go. A few explore magnificent backcountry where wildlife abounds. Whether you want to live life on the edge, or maybe just on the edge of comfort, there’s a trail-and a tale-waiting for you.

KNIK GLACIER ADVENTURE, ALASKA

Just east of Anchorage, on the northern end of the Chugach Mountains, is an ice field 25 miles long and 5 miles wide. The Knik is one of the largest glaciers in south-central Alaska. Ride across beautiful meadows, through streams, past majestic mountains and waterfalls, and maybe even to the face of this towering glacier. atv-alaska.com

DO THE DUNES, OREGON

Explore the result of millions of years of wind, sun, and rain erosion on the Oregon Coast, home to the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America. Some dunes tower up to 150 meters above sea level. Choose thenorthernmost section near Florence for the least-crowded trails featuring exciting, steep dropoffs for advanced riders. riderplanet-usa.com

SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST, CALIFORNIA

The San Bernardino encompasses more than 800,000 acres and offers the best riding in Southern California. There are trail opportunities for every skill level, offering a variety of experiences. One must-see trail starts near Idyllwild and is flanked by majestic Tahquitz Peak and Suicide Rock. www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf

DRUMMOND ISLAND, MICHIGAN

Experienced riders will appreciate the true wilderness setting, along with the scenic and rugged trails. the island trails form a loop of nearly 120 miles, and run along stone ridges carved out by Lake Huron during the last ice age. Don’t miss the Knobs- open, windswept meadows with sudden changes in elevation. drummondislandchamber.com

MALLORY SWAMP, FLORIDA

Find an American alligator, great egret, black bear, wild hog, or whitetail deer in this stunning swamp that features open vistas of natural grassland with scattered pine and cypress trees. The designated ATV trail is open from late April to late September. It is an easy ride well suited to families and leisure riders. www.srwmd.state.fl.us

GRAND CANYON, UTAH

A Honda ATV is the best way to appreciate the unparalleled beauty of the 217-mile-long, 6,250-foot-deep Grand Canyon. Tours are available to match all experience levels, and offer adventures from a couple of hours to an all-day ride. bar10.com

JACKMAN-MOOSE RIVER, MAINE

The Jackman-Moose River Region features over more than 300 miles of trails in unspoiled wilderness and scenic vistas. You might see moose, deer, bears, and foxes. Start from the shores of Enchanted Pond and ride to the Canadian Border, right into Quebec. These trails are for more experienced riders. jackmanmaine.org

OAKEY MOUNTAIN, GEORGIA

This is one of the most rugged rides you will find in the South, with steep, rocky, and mountainous terrain providing big challenges to the most experienced rider. Rest up afterward at the comfortable campground. www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/conf/recarea/?recid=10495