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Off-Road Trails: Idaho

More than just a potato farmer’s paradise, Idaho is an off-roaders paradise, too!

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Idaho is a recreationalist’s paradise with endless possibilities for off-road riding. Idaho literally has everything you need to off-road adventure. Plus, all of the riding areas are scattered all across the state, making for a wide range of opportunities no matter where you are stationed. In Idaho, life is better with Honda.

From forest-laden mountain roads to wide open sand dunes, the terrain in Idaho is equally as diverse as the Honda Talon, which is a perfect vehicle to explore many different areas in this state. Two seats offer an opportunity to enjoy the experience with someone else by your side, and a reliable powertrain system gives you the confidence to explore locations and know you are going to make it back to the trailer. Let’s go explore!

Distance 50+ Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Hansen, Idaho

South Hills – Cassia Division

Distance 50+ Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Hansen, Idaho

Just south of Twin Falls, Idaho, the popular “South Hills” is an off-road rider’s paradise with vast valleys and tall peaks, all in one area. Top mountain peaks rise up to an elevation of 8,400 feet, and the area is covered with a wide variety of forest land and trails. Several campgrounds dot the area, and the proximity to the major city of Twin Falls allows you to have options for more camping, eating, and supplies if needed – it’s a great place to bring family and new riders along. Because of the sometimes tight trails, the Honda Talon 1000X is the ideal vehicle for this terrain, especially because of its 3-link trailing arm rear suspensions that allows you to traverse ruts and other rough terrain with ease.

Honda Talon Idaho

Distance 40+ Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Pocatello, Idaho

Pocatello ORV Area

Distance 40+ Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Pocatello, Idaho

With riding up to 7,000 feet in elevation and plenty of designated routes to ride your side-by-side, the Pocatello ORV multi use trail system is a multi-use trail that has several different staging areas. Within this area, the Blackrock Canyon Recreation Site offers over 40 miles of trails for OHV enthusiasts, and it is the perfect place to take your Honda Talon 1000X with its compact 64” width. The 3-link rear suspension design will be much appreciated in this area because of its great ground clearance and ample suspension travel to soak up the trail bumps. With its nearby town of Pocatello, amenities, including lodging, supplies, and gasoline, are all within close distance to the riding area.

Distance 101 Miles

Skill Level Expert

Trailhead Near Elk City, Idaho

Magruder Road Corridor

Distance 101 Miles

Skill Level Expert

Trailhead Near Elk City, Idaho

SXS drivers who love long distance adventures will instantly fall in love with the Magruder Road Corridor, which is located in the northeastern part of Idaho. This is a trail that winds its way through rough backcountry and wilderness areas that most people won’t see in their lifetime. It is a must to be prepared for anything on this trip, and most side-by-side drivers will attempt to complete the trail in a matter of two days with a stay in the middle of the trail at one of the remote campgrounds. With great fuel mileage and the ability to shift the vehicle, the Honda Talon 1000R would be a great vehicle for this adventure. It’s sure to be an experience, that’s for sure! Be advised that the nearest city, Elk City, does not have much there, so you are advised to pack all of your essentials in the larger city of Grangeville. Be sure you plan to either return the way you came, or have someone drive your trailer around the mountain to the other side of this trail.

Size 10,600 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Egin Lake, Idaho

St. Anthony Sand Dunes

Size 10,600 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Egin Lake, Idaho

One of the most dramatic dune fields in the continental United States lies in Idaho, and it is named the St. Anthony Sand Dunes. This set of dunes are some of the largest and most fun in the entire county, that is if you’re a sand fanatic and like SXS vehicles like the Honda Talon 1000R that are purpose built for this type of high speed driving while keeping everyone safe. Riders of St Anthony will appreciate Talon’s I-4WD system and fully automatic 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission for the ultimate in control. Luckily, the Talon has plenty of suspension travel to soak up the bumps and keep the wheels on the ground, making sure you get all of the horsepower in the sand. Several campgrounds are near the riding area, and the city of Rexburg has everything you need to enjoy your stay!

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