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Best Places for Scenic Wheeling

CherBear

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Indiana
I like camping, I like 4x4ing. I would really like to go on a camping/jeeping trip with some of my family and friends and we are looking into different places to do so.

Any suggestions of your favorite places?

Keep in mind I live in Indiana, but I am open to all suggestions.
 
As far a scenic, the San Juan mountains of southern Colorado are about as good as it gets.
 
I like camping, I like 4x4ing. I would really like to go on a camping/jeeping trip with some of my family and friends and we are looking into different places to do so.

Any suggestions of your favorite places?

Keep in mind I live in Indiana, but I am open to all suggestions.

Brown County has some good scenery. There is a nice winery and lots of nice shops there if you are taking you parents with you(mothers enjoy that kind of stuff). Brown county state park is like 40,000 acres and has lots of hiking trails and yellowwood state forest is only about 20 minutes from the park and also offers camping but its primitive IIRC. As for wheeling you're pretty much stuck with the normal Wheeling parks.
 
As far a scenic, the San Juan mountains of southern Colorado are about as good as it gets.

I hope to be out there in May so I may check that out. I am really wanting to go to Pike's Peak and Hope to be able to make it to Moab with you CO guys.
 
Anywhere along hwy 128 north of Moab
 
Brown County has some good scenery. There is a nice winery and lots of nice shops there if you are taking you parents with you(mothers enjoy that kind of stuff). Brown county state park is like 40,000 acres and has lots of hiking trails and yellowwood state forest is only about 20 minutes from the park and also offers camping but its primitive IIRC. As for wheeling you're pretty much stuck with the normal Wheeling parks.

I have been there several times. Mommy never comes. Strickly a manventure.

I guess what I am looking for is a Sedona/Moab type place that ISNT 2k miles away :(
 
I have been there several times. Mommy never comes. Strickly a manventure.

I guess what I am looking for is a Sedona/Moab type place that ISNT 2k miles away :(

Good luck with that. Check out land between the lakes on the KY/TN border.
 
Moab UT
Sedona AZ
Death Valley CA
 
Moab UT
Sedona AZ
Death Valley CA

Big Bear, CA - good network of trails up there and very pretty depending on the time of year.

Or: the Mojave Desert - hell, if you've got two to four days (depending on how you do it) to throw into a trek, follow the Mojave Road. I need to get back to CA at some point to run it again; we did it in two days, but I'd like to do it in three this time.
 
Moab.

Scenery, all level of trails all levels of campsites.

Want closer...try South East Missouri along the Jack's Fork River. You'll know it is time to break camp and get oput of Dodge when the banjoes start playing.
 
Eastern Oklahoma ain't bad. Up north you've got Disney and down south you've got Clayton. Never wheeled Clayton, but I've heard great things about it. Poteau and the Kiamichi Mountains are just an hour and a half away from Clayton and it's beautiful there. Disneys fun to wheel and there is some good camping there. There's also Superlift Offroad Park in Hotsprings Arkansas. Never been wheeling there either but the area is gorgeous.
 
I cant compete with the big dog locations like that. But I enjoy getting lost on public land up north wheel/explore and camp. I'm simple like that.
 
As far a scenic, the San Juan mountains of southern Colorado are about as good as it gets.

YES!!! BEST place in the U.S. !!

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All the trails in the area except Poughkeepsie Gulch can be done in a stock 4x4. ;)

Pics.....

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v455/drifto77/

http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/whitecherokee/

http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i14/JeepPower/Attempt at Clear Lake/

http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i14/JeepPower/Cinnamon Pass to Lake City/

http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i14/JeepPower/Colorado 06/

http://s68.photobucket.com/albums/i14/JeepPower/Down Engineer Pass/

Heres a good site with a little info and more pics...
(click on a trail name)
http://narrowgauge.org/4x4/html/4X4.html
 
And why do I live in Indiana again?!?!

If I had enough gas (and faith in my xj) to make it there, I would be there in a heartbeat.

All those places look amazing, they are just too far away for a weekend type trip.
 
You guys are not helping me here..The wife saw these pics and said WELL? Now i need to plan a trip..Lot's of great place to check out..

Thank you
 
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