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Posted on: December 21st, 2022

Garmin Overlander and now TREAD Overland Edition, same?

Short answer… no. Garmins’ attempt at creating an “all-in-one” device for offroaders is like so many other brands and apps claiming to have everything you will need. To this day, we at FunTreks believe claiming “all-in-one,” “one device for everything,” or any other gimmick tagline is a massive disservice to the offroad community. It simply…

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Posted on: December 21st, 2022

FunTreks Updated App

FunTreks updated our app, and we think you will love the improvements. Some of the more significant changes are More detailed background maps for offline use. Simple map downloads. All trails are now visible on the map and selectable directly from the map. Submit trail updates from inside the app. If you haven’t updated your…

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Posted on: March 19th, 2019

Scouting Arizona

Scouting Arizona A field report from author Charles Wells Matt Peterson and I are in Arizona driving trails to update our Arizona 4×4 book. We are hoping to have our 3rd edition Arizona book ready for sale early next year. This follows completion of two new 4th edition Colorado books, which are available for pre-order…

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Posted on: September 5th, 2018

Help! More Trail Updates Needed

To all our 4-wheeling friends…we need your help with more trail updates, especially in Arizona and California. It’s more challenging for us to keep up with changes in states farthest from Colorado. We do our best to keep our ear to the ground through the Forest Service, BLM and 4-wheeling news, but there is nothing…

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Posted on: July 13th, 2018

Trails Are Changing

Trails Are Changing A field report from author Charles Wells Co-author Matt Peterson and I are in the process of re-driving trails for our two Colorado 4×4 books. We are about seventy percent done with the driving and should be finished in the next few months. We hope to have the new 4th edition books…

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Posted on: February 6th, 2018

Powerful planning tools #1

Using Google Earth with FunTreks GPS Did you know that you can use our data cards with Google Earth to research an area or trail? In the video, we show you how to utilize this powerful pair of tools for planning and preparing.  

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Posted on: November 9th, 2017

Offroad driving resources

The online world (read: forums, blogs, dozens of websites) is full of information for the new and experienced off-road driver. While there’s no way to discuss them all, we did find this article from the Art of Manliness a useful read for those just beginning their exploration of our preferred hobby. “Remember, the most important…

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Posted on: November 9th, 2017

Colorado Overland trip

Red Cone – Radical Hill – North Fork Swan River We wasted no time getting into our trip by tackling Red Cone. Whatever notions I had of this trip being epic were very quickly exceeded entering this difficult trail. Red Cone was very fun with a few nice switchbacks and rutted out sections with larger…

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Posted on: October 9th, 2017

Box Canyon Hassayampa River, Az

Just northwest of Phoenix, AZ sits the small town of Wickenburg. The landscape is made up of undulating desert and low foothills. Trails in this area can be dangerously hot in the summer to drive. However, there is a trail here that allows drivers to relax in the shade of canyon walls and get a…

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Posted on: October 9th, 2017

The Swell, Utah

While researching and driving trails in Moab, UT we had heard from a local Moab veteran about The Swell, an area to the west of Moab that offered amazing trails with unique scenery for unlicensed vehicles. It had been his go-to spot for years. He lent us the only map he had ever found, on…

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Posted on: June 20th, 2017

Wagon Wheel Rendezvous

Meeker Colorado OHV Event Rich history and beautiful scenery best describe the Wagon Wheel Trail system located outside the small town Meeker, Colorado. Established in 1883, the town is located in the White River Valley on Highway 13, just 42 miles north of Rifle and Interstate 70. We were attracted to the area because the…

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