While technically made to handle the tarmac, we all know that a Jeep is most at home in the dirt and mud. With locking differentials, excellent clearance angles, and a powerful 4WD system, every generation of Jeep from the Wrangler to the Renegade has been designed to handle tough off-road conditions. Now that summer is well and truly here, it’s time to get out and explore the Alberta wilderness and maybe test your Jeep’s off-road capabilities a bit. The experts here at Great West Chrysler have created this list of some of the best off-roading trails and off-road parks here in Alberta. Lets get started!
Total Off Road Experience
Located in Carvel, Alberta, approximately 40 mins west of Edmonton, this off-road park has plenty of trails for everyone, from complete novices to hardcore experts. The facilities also include camping grounds and even an RC track for the kids! Visit their Facebook page or call 780-983-9936 for more information.
Medicine Lake to Gosling Lake
This trail begins at Medicine Lake approximately 2 hours southwest of Edmonton, and snakes its way north towards Gosling Lake. This trail winds through the peaceful Alberta backwoods and is ideal for a short afternoon trip as its only just under 4 miles long. You can contact the Medicine Lake Provincial Recreation Area for more information at 1-403-721-3975.
Ruby Falls Trail
If you’re looking for more of a challenge, then the Ruby Falls Trail could be what you’re looking for! This trail starts near Grave Flats Alberta (don’t let the name scare you!) and lasts around 31 miles for the entire loop, so prepare to spend a full day out on the trails. This path winds its way towards its namesake, Ruby Mountain, and has plenty of spectacular views.
Lost Knife Trail
Another trail nestled up against the great Rocky Mountains, Lost Knife Trail, is around 1 hr 20 mins northwest of Calgary. Great for beginners, this 13 mile long trail makes for a great day as you drive through the shadow of the mountains. Plus, there are a number of other trails in the area if your thirst for adventure isn’t slaked.
Prepare Your Jeep
Give your truck a clean bill of health before tackling any of the trails we just listed by bringing it to our Service Department. We have the parts and accessories to make your Jeep perfect for dominating Alberta’s outdoors, so visit our Accessible Accessories page for more information.