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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.

From forest-laden mountain roads to wide open sand dunes, the terrain in Idaho is diverse and ready for you and some friends to explore.

Destination Yamaha

If you are looking for an off-road adventure in Idaho but you don’t feel like towing an ATV or UTV all the way there, Destination Yamaha has a pair of locations in the state where you can rent a machine.

These rental partners have everything you need for an amazing off-road experience aboard a Yamaha ATV or UTV on some of the best terrain in the state.

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.

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. With its nearby town of Pocatello, amenities, including lodging, supplies, and gasoline, are all within close distance to the riding area.

ATV Trails Idaho

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

Those of you 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 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. 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. Several campgrounds are near the riding area, and the city of Rexburg has everything you need to enjoy your stay!

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