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Off-Road Adventures - Alberta

Where is a good place to ATV in Alberta? Alberta has everything you would want for a day out on the trails. This is your best resource for ATV riding in Alberta.

McLean Creek

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Explore this 35.6-kilometer loop trail in Alberta's Rocky View County. You won't run into many other people while exploring this trail, which is great for off-road driving and mountain biking. For going mud romping, a wide range of OHV are allowed between May 1 and Nov 30. It is limited to vehicles with three or fewer flotation tires and weighing no more than 450 kg (1000 lbs) between December 1 and April 30. Snowmobiles are not allowed between January 1 and March 31.

Bighorn Dam East

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Take this 38.0-kilometer loop trail near Nordegg, Alberta, and set out. Range Road 171A splits at a fork, so make sure you go the right way, not the one that leads to Lake Abraham Camp. This is a fantastic dirt bike and quad trail with numerous parking, day trip, and camping spots. Since there are no technical or advanced sections, it is ideal for beginners. The beautiful escarpment, Abraham Lake, and the North Saskatchewan River are all visible from this clear trail.

Fish Creek

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Try this 26.9-kilometer loop trail in Alberta, near Bragg Creek. In the vicinity of Bragg Creek, a fun opportunity for off-roading and OHV riding is Fish Creek and Valley Trail Loop. Even though there are trails in this area that can be hiked on, most of them are used for off-road driving. If you want to use the trail, please keep this in mind. It includes Fisher Trail West, East, Valley Trail, and OHV Trail segments.

Racehorse Pass

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This multi-use trail winds through the valley between Racehorse Peak and Mount Racehorse. This 28.0-kilometer out-and-back trail is close to Crowsnest Pass in Alberta. The road up is rough in places, especially near the bottom, but eventually smooths out. The views open up to include nice views of Racehorse Peak, Mount Ward, and Mount Racehorse once you cross the tree line. Campers will appreciate the peace and quiet of the pass itself. The Alberta-British Columbia border is traversed by this trail. Before the pass, some sections are a little narrow, but quads can get through them. Along this trail, watch out for motorized vehicles.

Abasand Loop

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Explore this 39.9-kilometer loop trail close to Fort McMurray, Alberta. You won't run into many other people while exploring this trail, which is ideal for off-road driving. This trail is only for off-road vehicles and off-road driving. Some sections of this trail have fallen trees and large puddles as a result of recent wildfires, making travel more difficult. whereas other areas have a lot of overgrowth. This trail travels around the back of the trappers' cabins after crossing the Horse River once more before returning.

Caw Ridge

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Explore this out-and-back trail of 44.3 kilometers near Grande Cache, Alberta. This popular off-road driving trail is always in excellent condition.

Castle Park Area

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This extensive backcountry area includes Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Park. It starts in the north from Waterton Lakes National Park and ends just south of Crowsnest Pass. ATV-friendly trails can be found all over the region, with over 130 kilometers (80 miles) of trails in the Carbondale area alone. The best time to visit is from June to October. The Beaver Mines Lake Area, the Goat Creek Loop, which is 32 kilometers long and 20 miles long, and the South Drywood Creek Trail, which is 29 kilometers long and 18 miles long, round out this location's other highlights. This riding area is home to a wide variety of campsites, ranging from remote wilderness locations to fully developed campgrounds.

Dutch Creek Area

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Riders can explore a network of trails that wind their way up to Elkford north of Coleman. The Dutch Creek Road has 18 kilometers (11 miles) of riding and many off-road trails; the North Fork Trail has some difficult routes that climb into the mountains and into the North Fork Pass; and the Sugarloaf Fire Lookout Trail climbs 990 meters over 8 kilometers to reach the highest active viewpoint in Canada! The scenery is spectacular, and the riding is excellent.

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