Hurricane, UT
– Trail Hero continued Friday with trail rides across the southern Utah landscape outside Hurricane. Friday also included the Low Range Off-Road and Red-Desert Off-Road Bounty Hill climb, which proved to be a bit harder than everyone anticipated.

Jeep just upped the ante of the off-road prowess of the Grand Cherokee SUV, as it will offer a new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk version for 2017.

The inaugural All-Pro Off-Road Trail Breaker Challenge brought the top 10 competitors from around the world to tackle a slot canyon in Sand Mountain SRMA (Special Resource Management Area). The canyon has never been driven, or even thought about being driven, until Trail Hero.

Hurricane, Utah
– Trail Hero, presented by CargoGlide, is an off-road rock sports event benefiting the Utah Public Lands Alliance (UPLA) for one reason, and one reason alone: To keep our public lands accessible to the public. Sand Mountain OHV Area is in danger of closing if the BLM moves forward with a land swap. The new owner has plans to develop Sand Mountain Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA). His current property has the Mojave desert tortoise inhabiting it, which is an endangered species, and the BLM want to protect the tortoise. Sand Mountain SRMA is where Trail Hero will take place October 5 – 8, 2016.

5 Signs Feature
If you’ve hit the trails over the weekend or plan to soon, these are clear-cut signs that you have a successful off-road excursion.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition is highlighting upcoming meetings this week regarding proposed action for the Rio Grande National Forest in Colorado. See below for more information.

The Rio Grande National Forest invites public input on the Proposed Action for the forest plan revision. The Proposed Action is not a proposed plan; the public will help develop the proposed plan through input on the Proposed Action. Public input will also help identify issues and develop alternatives to the proposed plan that will be analyzed in the draft environmental impact statement.

Flex Friday Feature

Get ready for the weekend off-road fans and check out these seven off-road vehicles doing their best #FlexFriday pose. Have your own great flex shot? Tag us on Instagram on our new page @OffRoadDotCom.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition just noted the Forest Service inviting OHV enthusiasts to meeting to discuss sign content for the McKinney Rubicon kiosk. See details below.

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) invites Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) partners and enthusiasts and interested members of the public to attend a meeting to discuss sign content for the McKinney Rubicon kiosk.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150.

Silver Lake Truck Jump
It’s hard to say just what types of videos get our blood pumping the most, but big air videos are near the top. Props to this guy for hanging it all on the line and for saving what could have been a big crash. We’re guessing he’s going to think twice next time… assuming he gets his truck all put back together.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition has sent out a note regarding the information surrounding the Navy’s application to expand the Fallon Range Training Complex. See the details below.

The U.S. Navy has applied to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to continue to use the site of the Fallon Range Training Complex and to expand it to include more than 600,000 acres of additional public land. As a result of the Navy’s withdrawal application, the BLM has segregated the proposed expansion area from appropriation under the public land laws. The two-year segregation is obligatory while the Navy prepares an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on its expansion and extension proposals for the Fallon site about 65 miles east of Reno.