Best Off Road in Alaska

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Alaska, Fairbanks North Star County

01 :12 hrs
6.5 mi
454.38297 ft

The Circle Fairbanks Historic Trail follows an old mining trail with beautiful scenery in all directions. It begins at the Cleary Summit Staging. Expect several sharp rocks, creek crossings. A spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.


Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna County

01 :18 hrs
7 mi
167.86499 ft

The Purinton Creek Trail is part of the Chickaloon-Knik-Nelchina Trail. It is a difficult trail but offers some beautiful scenery. Expect lots of deep mud and water puddles. A spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.


Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna County

01 :05 hrs
5.8 mi
305.56805 ft

Hatcher Pass is a popular snowmobiling area that has a variety of snowmobiling. This route begins at the Fishhook Parking Lot and Trailhead. It follows alongside Archangel Road and is groomed and well signed. It is an easy ride with beautiful scenery with some off-trail riding.


Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna County

02 :41 hrs
14 mi
228.29599 ft

This route was once an old wagon road used by miners. It is popular for ATV enthusiasts and leads to the historic mining town of Petersville. Expect a pretty smooth road with excellent mountain views, several water crossings and you may see some old mines. It is usually covered with snow until July so plan accordingly.


Alaska, Kenai Peninsula County

00 :54 hrs
5.3 mi
1027.7781 ft

Crown Point ATV trail follows a steep road that is narrow and overgrown for the first part of the trail. There are sharp rocks, and tight switchbacks that can be tricky to navigate. You will reach almost 4000’ with amazing views in all directions. Snow can cover the trail into June. Stock SUVs with high clearance and 4WD are recommended.


Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna County

00 :53 hrs
4.7 mi
280.904 ft

This route follows along the banks of the Kings River and up to Ruby Lake. There can be some muddy sections and hills that are challenging. Fishing is good and the views at the lake are beautiful. There are bypasses for most mud holes that are big. Stock SUVs with high clearance and 4WD are recommended.


Alaska, Kenai Peninsula County

02 :07 hrs
11.3 mi
556.714 ft

This trail is rich with a history of gold mining. It follows a bumpy road that climbs from sea level to almost 2000ft. There are no obstacles and there is a good chance to see wildlife including bears and moose. It is suitable for stock SUVs. Coeur d”Alene Campground is located at mile 7.


Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna County

01 :21 hrs
7.1 mi
296.30603 ft

This route is located within Eureka Trails System. There are several access points and be aware that rails can bet muddy. Some sections can get very muddy during the summer. There is plenty of room in the parking for large trailers and unloading. The trail has a little bit everything including steep hill climbs, ruts, mud, water holes, and rocks. A spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.


Alaska, Anchorage County

00 :57 hrs
5 mi
185.345 ft

From the Bird Creek Valley Trailhead, there is access to about 6 miles of ATV trails. There is the main trail that runs along a creek up to Bird Pass. There is a possibility of seeing grizzly bears, moose, bald eagles, and wolves. There is a maximum of 64 inches wide.


Alaska, Kenai Peninsula County

00 :46 hrs
4.1 mi
169.978 ft

Located in Nikolaevsk, this trail follows a mellow dirt road. It begins just off Knob Hill Road.

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