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Off-Road Trails: North Dakota

North Dakota might have smaller riding areas, but big fun awaits in this northern state

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North Dakota is located at the very top of the continental United States. While most of us might think that it is cold here year-around without any break from the snow, that is far from the truth. Off-roading here is a favorite pastime for many residents, and the two parks listed are great for families and new riders to tackle the trails. In North Dakota, life is better with Honda.

Like many of these northern areas, North Dakota is filled with awe-inspiring scenery throughout the year. As you’ll see, below, there is one OHV area in the state that is located right along the Missouri River. This premier placement delivers unmatched scenery in the area and provides a fun and entertaining spot to enjoy vehicles like the Honda Talon.

Load up, gather your supplies, and we’ll see you on the trails!

Size 400 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Bismark, ND

Kimball Bottoms OHV Area

Size 400 Acres

Skill Level All

Trailhead Bismark, ND

Located right along the Missouri River, Kimball Bottoms OHV Area consists of 400 areas of open recreation lands. A vehicle like the Honda Talon 1000X is ideal for this terrain as you navigate through the trails and then open it up in the river areas. If you can fit it on your tow rig, boating is another popular pastime in this area. No matter what type of recreation you enjoy most, this is a great spot to camp with your RV in the primitive camping sites along the main entrance, right next to the boat ramp. One note is to check with the Army Corps of Engineers before you head out to recreate because this area is known for flooding when the river waters creep up the banks.

Honda Talon North Dakota

Distance 12 Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Bottineau, ND

Turtle Mountain State Recreation Area

Distance 12 Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Bottineau, ND

Small in size but still very fun, Turtle Mountain State Recreation Area has about 12 miles of trails for drivers to enjoy. The location is just six miles northwest of the city of Bottineau, which has a full host of supplies for your camping trip to this state park. There is also lodging in the town, along with parts resellers just in case anything goes wrong out on the trails. Of course, if you have a vehicle like the Honda Talon 1000X with its stronger CV joints, prop shafts and all-metal gears, that gives you a little added peace of mind. If you have kiddos learning to ride, the youth trail at this state park is a great place to teach them the ropes.

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