Several off-road parks dot this state, which is known for its iconic races
When I think of Indiana, I think of racing. Growing up watching the Indy 500 was a right of passage with our family and it’s been a source of entertainment for millions of people. What we failed to recognize or understand, though, is that there is so much more to Indiana than one race at one infamous track. The state is home to many off-road tracks and riding areas as well and is a good attraction for those wanting to visit the area. Why not trailer your off-road vehicles, ride, and then check out the Indy 500? After all, life is better on a Honda in Indiana.
Located just an hour from Indianapolis Motor Speedway (just saying), this 800-acre park offers a variety of riding and terrain for everyone. Sand dunes, wood trails, gravel, mud, water crossings and rocky areas are available for riders of all skill levels. For SXS drivers, check out the rock quarry / SUV park that is sure to challenge you. Challenging terrain is what a vehicle like the Honda Talon feeds off of, especially when you consider that this capable side-by-side has technology like I-4WD which features a brake traction control system that manages the amount of slip between left and right front wheels, applying power to the one with greater grip, making it easier to get up and over the obstacles with confidence and the most traction possible. Grab your buddies and test your rock climbing abilities at the Badlands Off Road Park or stay with your family at one of the on-site cabin rentals.
Rural riding at its finest! Haspin Acres Off Road & Motocross Park offers 750 acres of play space, featuring wooded hills and trails. Plus, if you’re in the mood for it, SXS vehicles are welcome to test out the 300-foot loose dirt drag strip! With a 6-speed fully automatic Dual Clutch Transmission, the only DCT in the SXS industry, the Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve is more than capable at tackling this terrain, or the drag strip! Add in mud pits, hill climbs, and two motocross tracks, this place really does have something for everyone. The park is open daily and year-round, and also offers amenities like camping, rest rooms, fishing, swimming and more.
Redbird State Recreation Area was named after the Redbird Coal Mine, and consists of about 1,400 acres of coal mine land that has become a favorite ride spot for many off-road enthusiasts. This OHV area has offered riders so many great experiences; however, the land has presented some challenges resulting in a closure until summer 2019 to assist with land upgrades and construction, which will ultimately add and improve the current off-road trails. The area offers beginner riding along with technical terrain through thick wooded forests, down steep ravines, across rocky areas, and through mucky mud bogs.