UNDERSTANDING THE MAP
1. Typically packed dirt, sometimes
paved for short distances or long stretches.
Most any stock vehicle (even 2WD ones)
will be able to handle these without any
2. Often a little rocky or uneven,
may feature narrow passes or short creek
crossings. These shouldn’t be any issue
for a stock 4WD vehicle,but 2WD vehicles
will likely have some trouble.
3. Where the challenge starts to get real.
There may be larger rock obstacles, deeper sand
or river crossings, narrow paths with drop-offs,
or other difficult obstacles. Stock 4WD vehicles
should be able to handle most of these trails,
but be ready for some dings and scrapes.
4. For advanced off-roaders only. You will
almost certainly need modifications to your vehicle
to safely navigate these trails. Large obstacles,
deep crossings, steep drop-offs, the risk of tipping
over; these treks are not for the faint of heart!
5. Trails from hell. Do not attempt these trails alone,
or without plenty of tools and experience. This
difficulty often requires an hour of driving for
each mile of trail. You’ve been warned!
Camping in this area is either sparse, with no guarantee that you’ll be able to find a suitable spot, or has more stringent regulations, such as rules regarding how far away from the trail you can camp, where on the trail you can camp, or needing a permit to camp. As always, check with second and third sources to learn more about the areas you will be exploring.
Camping on these trails is abundant, be it in designated camping spots or open camping along the side of the trail. Permits may be required, so double check with resources like the local Bureau of Land Management before heading out!
Camping is not allowed (or possible!) at all on these trails. Plan these as 1-day excursions.