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RIDE SPOT: WASHINGTON STATE

RIDE SPOT: WASHINGTON STATE There are over 5000 miles of OHV-legal trails and dirt roads in the state of Washington that we can all enjoy exploring in a UTV. The problem is that it’s hard for visitors to find out where they are. Washington Hometown has worked with user groups and managing agencies to gather data on places to ride, and used that information to create OHV WA, a web map and smartphone app where you can access all that information in the palm of your hand. Users can filter for specific vehicles: dirt bikes,…

ROCK PIRATES: PREMIER POLARIS OUTFITTER

ROCK PIRATES: PREMIER POLARIS OUTFITTER As the country reopens after the COVID-19 lockdown, Polaris Adventures assures the riding public that it’s ready to “Keep on Adventuring.” To support the reopening of local businesses and provide a helpful guide to restaurants, lodging and activities nearby, Polaris Adventures has created an online listing of things to do locally, utilizing its expansive network of Outfitters across the U.S. Rock Pirates: Premier Polaris Outfitter is part of this curated collection of businesses and…

NEW DUNE ACCESS TO DOWNTOWN LAKESIDE, OREGON

After the recent election, voters approved a new OHV legal dune access route from the Northern tip of the Coos Bay Dunes at the Spinreel Campground, into the town of Lakeside, Oregon. From the dunes, the route is; North on Spinreel Rd under Highway 1 where it turns into Wildwood Drive. From there you are allowed to turn right on Airport Way and then right again on South 8th Street. From there you can turn left on Park and go as far as Tenmile Lake County Park. The new dune access route gives you access to…

GUIDE TO THE OREGON DUNES

GUIDE TO THE OREGON DUNES The dunes themselves total approximately 40,000 acres and stretch 54 miles down the Oregon Coast from Florence in the north to Coos Bay in the south. UTV Action's guide to the Oregon Dunes tells you everything you need to know about the whole area. They all vary from one to three miles wide. Since it’s continuous sand dunes, there are no figures on how many acres each ride area contains, but Winchester and Coos Bay are pretty much equal in size and larger than Florence. Here’s what you need to…

NEW HATFIELD-McCOY TRAILS OPENING

NEW HATFIELD-McCOY TRAILS OPENING Hatfield-McCoy trails (HMT) has 700 miles of OHV trails across West Virginia, and with new Hatfield-McCoy Trails opening,  the trail mileage is about to increase to 820 miles as two new trail systems open this year. UTV Action joined Kawasaki on a Hatfield-McCoy adventure in the 2020 Teryx KRX 1000. Pressman Chris Zeto told us that the Ivy Branch trail system was returning after a hiatus, and that the Cabwaylingo trail system is also going to open sometime this year. The new Hatfield-McCoy…

TOP TRAILS OHV PARK

TOP TRAILS OHV PARK Located in north Talladega County, Alabama, centrally located between Birmingham and Atlanta just a 15-minute drive off I-20, Top Trails OHV Park has 2,800 acres of excellent terrain for riding with nearly a hundred miles of trails for UTVs, ATVs and dirt bikes. RISING UP FROM THE FLAT LAND Positioned at the foot of Alabama’s highest point on the old Coosa River/Brecon Annex property, challenging hill trails climb to breathtaking vistas. Twisting routes make their way through Top Trails’ densely…

BEST TRAILRIDING GPS APPS

BEST TRAILRIDING GPS APPS There are literally hundreds of hiking and camping navigation apps out there, but few are designed with off-roading in mind. Fortunately, however, there are a few low-cost or free smartphone apps made just for us. The best trailriding GPS apps allow you to view terrain, trails and roads, track your ride, mark waypoints, and even share the rides you have been doing with others. We have put together a list of great off-road apps that we have been using over the last couple of years. Some do certain…

INDEPENDENCE IN NATIONAL FORESTS

INDEPENDENCE IN NATIONAL FORESTS Hopefully, the coronavirus pandemic is on the downslope this month as we Americans celebrate our independence from the British monarchy. As for myself, I’m also celebrating independence from COVID-19 and the lockdown this nation endured this spring in response to the virus. We were told to shelter in place, to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus. The thing is, Los Angeles is so densely populated that many felt the need to escape to the unpopulated outback of Los Angeles County. I…

NORTHWEST OHV PARK, TEXAS

The Texas city of Bridgeport, with the help of several enthusiast groups, began converting 300 acres surrounding a rock quarry into an awesome OHV park in 2007. Completed in 2009, Northwest OHV Park opened to ATVs, dirt bikes, Jeeps and custom 4x4 rigs. UTVs are now part of the fun, and Bridgeport is making good on its goal to provide a safe, enjoyable trail system. Due to the terrain, the quarry has even attracted the Southern Rock Racing Association. The group held a series round at Northwest OHV this past February 23rd…

BRIDGEPORT, CALIFORNIA OHV RIDING

Bridgeport is a well-known destination for fishing situated in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is also one of the most scenic spots to ride in the whole state. Some riding can be found to the west of town, but the majority of it is east and stretches all the way across the Nevada border with miles of spectacular views. Here's what we found when we went to Bridgeport, California for some OHV Riding. We accessed the eastern half of the trail system directly out of the Bridgeport Reservoir Marina & RV Park.…

UTV ACTION MAGAZINE 2020 TOP UTV JAMBOREES

While the High Lifter Mud Nationals have been postponed to a later date, the 2020 UTV Jamboree season is starting this weekend with the Tri-State ATV/UTV Jam in Hurricane, Utah. The Tri-State jam has trail rides in Utah, Arizona and Nevada with beautiful scenery and great weather. The www.atvutah.com website lists eight jamborees in 2020 with many utilizing Utah's Paiute Trail System, plus there are the Moab Rally on the Rocks in May and the SxS Adventure Rally in Hurricane in November. In late April, the UTV Takeover…

GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN

For most of us, going riding starts hours before you buckle your belts and twist a UTV’s ignition key or push a start button. There’s loading up, gassing up, checking routes, picking up friends, and sometimes fishin’, fightin’, fixin’ flats and depending on your routine and the characters you ride with, who knows what else. UTV Action editors have to ride to where we ride just like you do most of the time, in a hurry in vehicles that have big numbers on their odometers. We’ve had our share of ride-delaying tickets,…

10 KOA CAMPGROUNDS YOU CAN RIDE RIGHT TO THE TRAILS

One of Americas favorite activities is camping and of course riding. We have put together a list of ten KOA campgrounds you can stay at and while you are there hit the trails all in one trip. We will add to this list as we discover more KOA properties that are OHV friendly. What sets KOA’s apart from other campgrounds or RV parks is the extra amenities they typically offer like pools, showers and laundry. Furthermore, they are very kid and pet friendly which we also like. Enjoy your vacation and send us a postcard or tag us…

WHERE TO RIDE: MICHIGAN

-- Great places to take your UTV -- Story & photos by Mike Bennett The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page. This story actually starts out 30 years ago when, as a teenage boy, I read an article in a magazine featuring the sand dunes of Silver Lake, Michigan. In the days before the World Wide Web, printed stories and word of mouth were how we found out about new places to ride. The pictures were stunning, and it was certainly different from the terrain I was used to riding in Ontario, Canada.…

UTV RALLY ON THE ROCKS

-- Joining the fun at Moab, Utah --    Before the very first Rally on the Rocks, promoters questioned people about five possible rally locations, and the majority voted for Moab, Utah’s famous slick rocks. Moab is a worldwide vacation destination boasting awesome red-rock formations and vistas overlooking the Colorado River. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks draw millions to Moab, and the myriad of trails surrounding Moab have long been a favorite of 4x4 fans, long before there were UTVs. Moab hosts the Easter Jeep…

STREET LEGAL UTVs in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky & West Virginia

-- The road riding rules for each state -- With more and more states wanting to attract OHV tourism to boost local economies, like West Virginia has with its Hatfield-McCoy Trail System and Utah has with its Paiute Trail System, many of these states are adopting more lenient regulations regarding licensing UTVs and ATVs for limited street use. Other states with agriculture-based economies treat UTVs and ATVs as farm vehicles, but urban areas generally don’t allow street use of UTVs and ATVs. Let’s check out requirements and…