Are you interested in off-roading the Americas this summer? Read on to learn more about the best automotive adventure travel ideas for 2023.
Weekend Trail Excursions
A simple weekend trail excursion is the first off-roading adventure worth planning this year. These types of trips are often very local and rarely require overnight lodging or amenities. Instead, you and some friends can jump in your trusty 4×4 vehicle and spin some mud in familiar destinations. These excursions are best conducted during the weekend to maximize your time overlanding before returning home for the evening. You can tack on an extra day or two to cover larger areas and find lodging or a suitable campsite along the way. Luckily, weekend off-roading excursions don’t require much equipment or many resources—simply pack a recovery kit, first aid supplies, some food and water, and a handful of versatile overlanding tools.
Long-Distance Off-Roading Adventures
Of course, you can’t possibly see the Americas without venturing away from home. That’s why it’s worth planning a more intense, long-distance off-roading adventure that takes you and your favorite 4×4 anywhere you want to go. You probably can’t hit all 48 contiguous states, but if you divide the country into regions, you can certainly experience a good handful of unique off-roading locations. The American Southwest and Northwest regions are both full of tremendous off-roading destinations worth visiting. Consider checking out Death Valley National Park, the Grand Canyon, Bears Ears National Monument, and San Rafael Swell in the Southwest. In the Northwest, make sure you visit Walker Valley, Bennett Pass, and the Rubicon Trail. With careful planning, you can maximize your destinations and experiences in one to two trips. Don’t forget to hit the road again to explore off-roading throughout the Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, and more.
Camping With Your 4×4
Are you looking to plan long-distance off-roading trips but don’t want to spend a ton of money on lodging accommodations? Consider outfitting your 4×4 with additional equipment and supplies to support a comfortable and successful camping road trip. With the right aftermarket accessories and camping resources, you can easily modify your Jeep Wrangler or other off-roader to make it the ultimate camping shelter. Certain aftermarket stores offer compatible camping modifications, including attachable awnings, pop-up tents and sleeping chambers, and survival/cooking kits to increase your camping experience. With enough investment and effort, you can create more comfortable accommodations while on the road than most motels or B&Bs could offer.
Hopefully, this guide to off-roading the Americas will inspire many wonderful adventure travel ideas for you and your loved ones in 2023. If you don’t currently own a dependable 4×4 overlanding vehicle, consider upgrading to a newer model or renting an automobile upon arrival. The latter isn’t available at certain destinations, so be sure to research vehicle rental companies before traveling to your preferred location.