BFGoodrich Launches Outstanding Trails Program

BFGoodrich, maker of some of the best off-roading tires available on the market today has recently announced that it will partner with Tread Lightly and United Four Wheel Drive Associations to launch the Outstanding Trails program. The Outstanding Trails program will highlight some of the best off-road trails in the country and will be dedicated to the responsible use and preservation of the off-road trails that we all like to enjoy.

With the popularity of off-roading exploding, BFGoodrich thought that it was important to bring some of the best trails to the attention of many off-roaders who may not be familiar with some of them. The program will choose five of the best trails in North America which can range from mountainous terrain to desert trails. All of the trails that are chosen are deemed to be unique and offer the drivers a challenging and enjoyable off-road adventure.

The trails that were chosen this year are five of the best off-roading trails out there. First is Black Bear Pass which is located near Ouray, Colorado. This trail offers beautiful scenery located in the San Juan Mountains. Next is Pyeatt Draw which is a scenic and thrilling trail located in Payson, Arizona. The third trail is Hell’s Revenge which features slick sandstone slopes located in Moab, Utah. Next on the list is Naches Pass which is also known as the Longmire Wagon Train trail lets off-roaders drive over some of the most beautiful mountains in Naches, Washington.

The final trail on the list is Upper Tellico OHV Area, Trail #4 which is located in the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina where Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia meet.

The program runs from May through October, BFGoodrich will host several events designed to highlight the different aspects of each trail as well as educate off-roaders on how to responsibly use the off-road trails. BFGoodrich will also give a grant to a selected off-road clubs to help with the costs of associated with conservation of many off-road trails. This is a program that will help keep off-road trails open for years.

Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."


  1. I live in Telluride, which is also near Black Bear Pass and I’ve been there several times in the last couple of years. It’s challenging and in places could be considered dangerous, especially for novice drivers. I would have to agree with Goodrich about it being a high ranking off road area. If you get anywhere near, take the time to check it out. You won’t regret it.


  2. I run Goodrich tires on all 4 of the family vehicles and I’ve never been disappointed with their products. It makes sense that they take an interest in the people who buy from them. I’ve heard of the sandstone slopes in Utah but that is one of the few states I’ve not been in. I’ve heard sandstone can be tricky to maneuver and I hope to make it there some day. I’ve started a list of possible destinations and that one is pretty high on it. Thanks.


  3. The San Juan Mountains are really a great place to visit. No matter what you’re doing. We spent a week exploring this past summer. Did some off road, camping and a lot of hiking. We’ll go back. I appreciate you high lighting some of the other spots in the US. Always something to look forward to.


  4. I’ve never even heard of the Nantahala National Park. Of course I’ve never been to either of the Carolina’s or to Tennessee. I’ve driven across the lower corner of Georgia so that doesn’t count either. I’m always looking for new places to try my skills. Appreciate the info.


  5. Leave it to B.F. Goodrich to spearhead a project like this. The first thing I did when I bought my Jeep was to switch tires. I would never leave the road without them. Your Jeep is only as good as your tires will allow and I know from years of off roading that Goodrich is top of the line.


  6. Leave it to Goodrich to have the low down on the outstanding trails. It doesn’t surprise me a bit. The design of their off road tires tells me that they have spent a fair amount of time in off road testing. Their recommendation of outstanding trails is bible to me.


  7. I live in Central California and cut my Jeep ‘teeth’ in the Sierra National Forest. I doubt I would ever make it all the way to the Nantahala National Forest but I would sure like to. I work 2 jobs so it’s hard to get enough time off to travel very far but in the Spring I’m planning to try my luck at Ouray, Colorado. There are 5 of us talking about making the trip. It’s great to be able to read about all the off road places there are in the US, even the ones I’ll never get to see.


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