Thrills in the Hills offers ATV games, such as hill-climbs, drag
racing, mud bogs and poker runs. One night there is an after-dark trail ride and fireworks show.
California’s Eastern Sierra Jamboree is four days of guided
trail rides featuring mountain deserts and high-mountain
New Hampshire’s ATV club puts on the Ride Up Mount Washington Motorway
during the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
east). Showers available in Genoa at
the city park pool.
Food trailer vendors will be on-site,
cafes and restaurants open in Genoa
and other nearby towns.
Cost: $35 singles, $60 family
Directions: Two miles southwest of
Genoa, NE, at the Headworks OHV
Park on state Hwy 22. Follow the signs
Contact: (308) 381-2143, www.atv
QUADNA MUD NATIONALS NORTH
Hill City, Minnesota
Promoted by the same good ol’
boys who bring you the original Mud
Nats, this event just has a northern
flair. This event takes place at the
Quadna Mountain Ski Resort in Hill
City, Minnesota. Here you will see
dirty activities such as mud bogs,
obstacles courses and power runs.
The terrain is very different than the
Southern event, so trail riding is more
abundant. Lodging is nearby in town,
or you can ride right from a rental
apartment or condo complex. Contact
(800) 422-6649 for those reservations.
Cost: $60. Kids under 6 are free.
Directions: From Grand Rapids,
take Hwy 169 South just past Route
200 in Hill City and turn on Quadna
Rd. You won’t miss it.
Contact: (800) 699-0947, www.quad
THRILLS IN THE HILLS
Burning Rock, West Virginia
Thrills in the Hills is an off-road
festival celebrating all that is good in
the woods: ridin’, racin’, muddin’ and
fellowship. ATV games such as poker
runs, mud bogs, hill-climbs and drag
racing will be the highlights of the
event. Other activities include a kids’
zone, and zip-line adventures are sure
to keep you coming back to the great
West Virginia ride area. One night is
capped off with an after-dark trail ride,
and the other offers a fireworks show.
Primitive camping is available.
Cost: $40. Kids under 5 are free.
Directions: From I-64/77 take exit 42
and follow signs for Sophia. Once in
Sophia, turn right on W. Main Street.
Drive for 3 miles and Burning Rock is
on your left.
Contact: (304) 683-9240, www.burn
EASTERN SIERRA JAMBOREE
California’s only jamboree for the
past eight years includes four days
of guided trail rides! ATV and UTV
drivers will experience high-moun-
tain deserts, forests home to beautiful
Pinion and Jeffrey pines, Aspen-lined
meadows and streams, high-moun-
tain lakes, a full breakfast each morn-
ing, Saturday-night dinner and so
much more. Some rides go from 5000
feet to almost 12,000 feet of elevation
in about 30 minutes with views, sights
and sounds that you would never for-
get. New for 2016 are many new trails,
including two overnight rides! Virginia
City is one of the two new overnight
rides. Enjoy great riding and the night-
life of the old west on this great ride!
Directions: Walker is just below
the Nevada border on Hwy 395. It’s a
short drive down from Reno, NV, or a
bit longer one traveling up from Los
Angeles but well worth it.
Contact: (530) 208-6078, www.east
We have had the pleasure of
attending one of the longest-run-ning ATV jamborees, and it is still
going strong after a quarter century.
The National Jamboree has six days
of guided rides with over 20 routes
to choose from—from beginner to
advanced skill levels. Special trips
include an all-female ride, night rides
and an overnight campout for the first
25 riders who like a little adventure.
Most rides are UTV-friendly too. Other
activities such as a poker run, ATV
drag races, mud bogs and ATV pulls,
ATV triathlon, car show and burnout
contest. Fillmore is one of the gateway towns with direct access to the
famous Paiute trail system.
Directions: Fillmore is located 150
miles south of Salt Lake City on I- 15
Contact: (800) 441-4ATV, www.mill