Originally Posted by kioti
Hey guys I am from the Manchester and have been looking for places to wheel and other jeepers to share ideas with.
unfortunately, I don't believe there are not any public areas in the state to do any real offroading. Outside of public land, the only option is level B roads (unmaintained) which is basically short runs of mud after rain. The farmers aren't too happy with people tearing these up. The closest place I've been to is Hannibal Rocks in Missouri, but looking at their website, it does not appear they have many days for open trail riding. The next closest place that I am aware of is The Cliffs in Illinois, but I have never been there. The Badlands in Indiana is around five hours from Cedar Rapids. There is all sorts of stuff over there from mud pits to rocks and is actually a pretty good time. The only other place I have wheeled is Colorado, more for scenery than challenging trails due to having to drive back home.
With that being said, is there any interest in a group from Iowa/Eastern Iowa heading out to the Badlands for a weekend? I hope to have my newly aquired ZJ on 31's soon and will be itching to go somewhere. I am hoping to get out to Colorado late summer but I am looking for something to quench my hunger before then.