Are you an adventure seeker and love exploring new places in nature? Vacations with your side-by-side UTV may be your best bet! All across the country, there are plenty of off-road trails that provide an exhilarating thrill as you navigate through the wilderness with your trusty sidekick. The possibilities for off-roading are endless, and it’s time that you satisfy your wanderlust. This guide will help you plan your perfect UTV vacation with tips on where to ride, what to pack, and more!
Choose a Destination
The first step in planning your UTV vacation is to choose a destination. The United States offers numerous locations with breathtaking natural beauty that you can explore. Some great places to consider for UTV vacations include Moab, Utah, The Hatfield-McCoy Trails in West Virginia, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Research any rules, regulations, or permits you may need to obtain before you go. Additionally, check for local areas that are seasonal or may have closure due to weather events, as the last thing you want is to arrive and discover closed trails.
Plan Your Route
Once you’ve decided on your off-roading destination, it’s time to plan your adventure. Research the area thoroughly and download or purchase trail maps to plan your route. Focus on the specific terrain you would like to explore and take note of any difficult trails or obstacles. This information is important as it allows you to plan ahead and ensure that you are adequately prepared for your adventure.
Before embarking on your journey, make sure that you have all the necessary gear. Safety gear should be on top of your packing list, including helmets, gloves, and goggles. Also, pack first aid kits, toolkits, coolers for food and drinks, and camping equipment if you plan on spending a night or two camping. As side-by-side UTVing can be bumpy and rough, make sure your gear is well-secured and tied down to the vehicle.
If you have a RotoKAP, you won’t have to worry about the extra steps of securing your gear, as our Ultimate UTV Bed Cover will keep your belongings safe and secure, no matter what adventure you take with your UTV.
As the journey can be taxing on the vehicle, it is essential to keep it well-maintained to avoid breakdowns. Before departing, check your UTV tires, oil levels, and all other fluids.
Carry extra fuel with you, and check the spark plugs. Check out the RotoKAN and mount for a more convenient way to carry fuel with you without sacrificing precious storage space. Additionally, keep extra tools and spare parts in case of any repairs.
Respect the Environment
Do simple things that go long such as packing out what you pack in. Respect the environment, follow the trails, avoid off-roading in prohibited areas, and don’t disturb wildlife. Keep an eye out for any wildlife and give them the necessary space to thrive. The last thing you want is damage to the environment you set out to experience.
UTVing is a fantastic way to get close to nature and feed your adventurous heart. Take advantage of the beauty that America has to offer with the perfect UTV vacation planned. Remember to take all necessary precautions, respect the environment you’re in, and most importantly, have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime while living your best outdoor life!