Did you know that human beings are biologically wired to seek adventure? Veering off the beaten path can improve your mindset by giving you a sense of personal empowerment and identity as well as self-competency.
If you like to travel and love the outdoors, off road trips might be right for you. We're going to talk about some of the places that you can go to get this rush. Read on to learn more about some great trips that you can plan for 2022.
1. Lake Havasu City, AZ
Looking to explore the open desert? Lake Havasu City lies on the Arizona side of the lake and offers opportunities to explore canyons like never before. Hop behind the wheel of your 4x4 and take off through miles upon miles of sand dunes, desert scenery, and trail networks.
This is also an amazing place to engage in water sports, boating, and fishing. If you're an outdoor enthusiast and want to indulge these whims, crawl through the risks and speed through the sand to watery areas. Make sure that you don't go in the dead of summer, though- Arizona can get really hot in July and August.
2. Big Bend, TX
Want to head out to a remote location in the biggest mainland US state? Big Bend National Park is located in Southwest Texas. Like its state, it's huge- in fact, it's considered to be one of the biggest national parks in the nation.
Despite its size, though, it's one of the most remote destinations in the country. It has long dirt roads that are primitive enough to require a four-wheel drive. You also can drive along the Rio Grande at the southernmost point of the national park, which is pretty amazing (and gives you a lengthy but rewarding adventure).
3. Calico, CA
If you're a fan of the American Southwest, the appeal of a ghost town likely isn't lost on you. Calico was a silver mine town that was left behind in the 1800s.
Fortune seekers carved hundreds of miles in tunnels into the mountains, which lead to the abandonment of this Old West town. It since has been made into a historical landmark that you can visit.
Calico has some awesome land outside of it that off-road enthusiasts love. You can roll through the canyons and hillsides to get a natural look at the Old West. Going off the beaten path allows you to explore these trails in a more authentic way than you could by driving around paved roads.
Plan Your Off Road Adventure Today
While there are tons of amazing places to take an off road trip in the USA, you can't go wrong with these awesome destinations. There's so much to see and do when you trek off the beaten path, so don't miss out.