For off-road adventures, summer can be the most exciting season for putting your 4×4 Jeep® brand vehicle to the test. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of time to take to the trails before summer comes to a close, and plenty of ways to get muddy before fall arrives. If you’re looking for a last-minute getaway in your Jeep vehicle, we have a few ideas for you.
1.) Silver Lake Sand Dunes | Michigan, U.S.A
Want to beat the late summer heat and enjoy a day of off-road adventure? Head to Silver Lake Sand Dunes on the west coast of Michigan. This unique sugar sand landscape is tailor-made for adventure and for putting your vehicle to the test on the aptly named Test Hill. Plus, the dunes are situated directly on the Lake Michigan shoreline, so you can soak in the beautiful coastal views while exploring your Jeep® 4×4’s duning capabilities.
2.) Big Horn Mountains | Western U.S.A
They say everything’s bigger out west. Well, one way to find out is to attend the 8th Big Horn Mountains Jeep® Jamboree event in Dayton, Wyoming. If you’re into big challenges and conquering the elements — rocky trails, steep inclines and water obstacles — this annual event will provide an exciting challenge. And if you’re into beautiful scenery and fresh mountain air, well, the Big Horn Mountains have that, too.
The 8th Big Horn Mountain Jeep® Jamboree event takes place August 18–20. Learn more and register here.
3.) Catskill Mountains | Eastern U.S.A
Looking for a getaway from the big city? The Catskill Mountains are just 100 miles from New York, and are home to some of the best off-road trails in the eastern U.S. The Catskill Mountains are home to hill climbs, rocky inclines, river crossings and plenty of mud. There’s also a 101 course at the event where drivers can test their off-road skills.
The 19th Catskill Mountains Jeep® Jamboree event takes place September 15–17. Learn more and register here.
4.) Hit the Road | Anywhere, U.S.A.
Drop the top on your Jeep Wrangler or roll down the windows on any Jeep brand vehicle and hit the open road — or better yet, head off-road. Whether you’re taking a Sunday drive around the city or cruising the back roads, making the most of summer is all about open-air freedom.
Here’s a Jeep® Blog rundown on how to remove the hard top and the soft top on the Jeep Wrangler, and tips for taking advantage of summer in a Jeep brand vehicle.