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Alaska Backcountry
Alaska Backcountry

Alaska Backcountry

An Alaska Backcountry Adventure ATV tour group crosses a stream on the trail to Knik Glacier. 960 1280

  

Crew Members

Crew Members

Crew members make their way up to a new position on Matanuska Glacier with the aid of the MICA guide. 960 1280

  

Snowcapped Mountain

Snowcapped Mountain

A view of a snow-capped mountain in Girdwood, AK. 960 1280

  

Matanuska Glacier

Matanuska Glacier

Kevin O'Grattan, Kristine Janda, and Ellie Southworth (left to right) take in the spectacular view while climbing Matanuska Glacier. 960 1280

  

Knik Glacier

Knik Glacier

The cameraman films the guide driving his ATV next to Knik Glacier. 960 1280

  

Backcountry Adventures

Backcountry Adventures

The Alaska Backcountry Adventures tour group enjoys a hot lunch next to Knik Glacier. 960 1280

  

Camera and Sound

Camera and Sound

Camera and soundmen are rigged to film ice climbers on Matanuska Glacier. 960 1280

  

Machine Guns

Machine Guns

A Browning 50-caliber machine gun is loaded and ready to be fired at a shooting event held by the Alaska Machine Gun Assoc. at the Birchwood Recreation and Shooting Park in Chugiak, AK. 960 1280

  

Talkeetna River

Talkeetna River

Jetboat driver, Isreal Mahay, steers his way through Class VI rapids in Devil's Canyon on the Talkeetna River. 960 1280

  

Floatplane flying

Floatplane flying

A floatplane flies over Knik Glacier. 960 1280

  

Shooting Event

Shooting Event

Multiple bullet cases fly as a competitor fires at various targets during the shooting event. 960 1280

  

Mahay's Jetboat Adventures

Mahay's Jetboat Adventures

A view of the Class VI rapids in Devil's Canyon from the bow of one of Mahay's Jetboat Adventures tours. 960 1280

  

Panning for Gold

Panning for Gold

Crew members pan for gold at Crow Creek Mine in Girdwood, AK. 960 1280

  

ATV Tours

ATV Tours

Alaska Backcountry Adventures guide, Kevin Kidder, leads an ATV tour to Knik Glacier. 960 1280

  

A Beautiful View

A Beautiful View

A beautiful view of Knik Glacier. 960 1280

  

A Gold Nugget

A Gold Nugget

A crew member shows off a gold nugget he found at Crow Creek Mine in Girdwood, AK. 960 1280

  

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Hollister Hills SVRA (Hollister, CA)
Hollister Hills SVRA (Hollister, California)

Hollister Hills SVRA (Hollister, California)

Hollister Hills SVRA (State Vehicular Recreation Area) has 24 miles of trails, including a man-made obstacle course that features a mud bog, which attracts big crowds on the weekends. Located in the mountains dividing the city of Hollister from the Salinas Valley, many of the routes at this off-road course are impassable when wet -- and always a challenge. 960 1280

Peter Kemmer, flickr  

Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

Moab in Southeastern Utah, is an iconic off-roading destination in the US. The terrain has been a battleground for off-roaders, mountain bikers, hikers and rafters -- so much so that some trails have been fully or partially closed to off-road vehicles. However, there’s plenty of space for 4x4 trucks and other modified off-road rigs. Guided trail tours and Jeep rentals are available in the area. State resident or non-resident Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) permits are required. 960 1280

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The Cliffs Insane Terrain Off-Road Park (Marseilles, Illinois)

The Cliffs Insane Terrain Off-Road Park (Marseilles, Illinois)

Looking for muddy fun? Head to Marseilles, IL, where off-road enthusiasts converge on The Cliffs Insane Terrain Off-Road Park. This heavily wooded park features large fields, creeks and 1 treacherous mud hole -- you’ll have to ask park personnel where it is. Just a few words of wisdom: Watch out for deep holes disguised as easy mud puddles. 960 1280

Cheryl Lindo Jones  

Whipsaw Trail (South-Central British Columbia)

Whipsaw Trail (South-Central British Columbia)

Close to Coalmont, Princeton, in British Columbia, the Whipsaw Trail should be on your list to visit between July and August, when the rainfall is lowest. Winner of the BFGoodrich Outstanding Trails award, this trail is an active mining and logging road, so watch out for traffic! Some areas of the trail are challenging and may require a winch and tow strap if your 4x4 or rig gets stuck. 960 1280

Travelcedric@flickr  

Redneck Yacht Club (Punta Gorda, Florida)

Redneck Yacht Club (Punta Gorda, Florida)

Welcome to the Redneck Yacht Club Mud Park in Punta Gorda, FL. This is the ultimate destination for mudding and off-roading enthusiasts. The 800-acre park has 3 mud holes, a mud track, drive-thru buggy/ATV wash, camping, food vendors and much more. The Redneck Yacht Club has 4 mud holes to choose from depending on your riding preferences, including Hog Waller and Gator Slough. 960 1280

  

Shiloh Ridge (Alto, Texas)

Shiloh Ridge (Alto, Texas)

It’s known as the first and original off-road park in Texas. Shiloh Ridge is home to the Texas Redneck Games, a 4-day event that includes mudding, camping, live entertainment, wet T-shirt contests and more! Located north of Alto, TX, this park -- open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- welcomes owners of ORV (off-road vehicles), ATVs and motorcycles. 960 1280

Charley  

Azusa Canyon (Azusa, California)

Azusa Canyon (Azusa, California)

This is the only state-owned-and-operated mud mecca in Southern California. Fed by the San Gabriel River, the bogs here are deep with silt from the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains, making it a perfect spot for mudding. In order to get in, your rig should be legal to drive on the street. 960 1280

Rodney Wills, flickr  

The Mounds ORV Area (Mt. Morris, Michigan)

The Mounds ORV Area (Mt. Morris, Michigan)

Located in Mt. Morris, MI (near Flint, MI), The Mounds is a large complex with soft, sandy soil and small- to medium-sized ponds scattered throughout the park. High horsepower isn’t recommended; rig with 33-inch mud tires and waterproofed electronics will suffice. 960 1280

Daniel May  

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Off-roading is so big in Las Cruces, NM, that there’s a club, the Las Cruces Four Wheel Drive Club. We recommend attending the Annual Chile Challenge Off-Road Trail Event that is usually scheduled during the last week in February. Although there isn’t a competition, participants follow an experienced trial leader to complete a challenging run over significant obstacles. 960 1280

Chris Faivre  

Truck Night at Yankee Lake (Brookfield, Ohio)

Truck Night at Yankee Lake (Brookfield, Ohio)

Prepare to go off-roading in some of the most challenging bogs in the US. In Brookfield, OH, Truck Night at Yankee Lake attracts huge crowds who want to watch high-horsepower trucks compete in gritty mud pits with fun activities like the rock crawl, log climb, car crush and tug o' war. Truck Night is on Friday nights from May through September. We recommend off-roading fans check out the season opener event, Trucks Gone Wild. 960 1280

John Hinley of Truck Night  

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