As the weather warms up, adventure seekers are looking for exciting outdoor activities. If you're an ATV enthusiast, you don't need to leave North Dakota to find some of the best trails and scenic spots.

Here are five top destinations for riding ATVs in North Dakota.

1. Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area

Location: 120th Ave NE, Walhalla, ND 58282
Phone: 701-549-2444

Embark on an adventure in the stunning Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area. With over 15 miles of trails designed for OHVs 60 inches wide or less, this destination offers breathtaking views of the gorge. The trailhead provides ample parking for large trucks and trailers, as well as restrooms for your convenience. Whether you're a novice or an experienced rider, Pembina Gorge promises an unforgettable experience.

2. Roughrider OHV Trail

Location: Little Heart Bottoms Shooting Range, 14 miles south of Mandan, ND along HWY 1806
Phone: 701-328-5357

The Roughrider OHV Trail is perfect for riders looking for a versatile trail experience. Accommodating most side-by-sides, this trail also provides access to fishing, camping, and other recreational activities. Spend a day exploring the scenic trail and enjoy the various outdoor opportunities along the way.

3. Turtle Mountain State Recreation Area

Location: Intersection of 103rd St NE and Sjule Road, six miles northwest of Bottineau, ND
Phone: 701-263-4651

For a unique ATV adventure, head to Turtle Mountain State Recreation Area. The hilly terrain and dense woodland create a picturesque setting for riding. With over 10 miles of trails and additional play areas, this spot is open to all OHVs. The trailhead offers parking for large trailers, making it easy to bring all your gear.

4. Kimball Bottoms Recreation Area

Location: Desert Road, eight miles south of Bismarck, ND
Phone: 701-549-2444

Known as "The Desert," Kimball Bottoms Recreation Area spans 400 acres and is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This motorized recreation area is ideal for those seeking an expansive and diverse riding environment. Explore the sandy terrain and enjoy the thrill of riding in this unique landscape.

5. Little Missouri National Grassland

Location: Western North Dakota
Phone: 701-227-7800

Experience the vast beauty of Little Missouri National Grassland, managed by the U.S. Forest Service. With over 1,000 miles of country roads to explore, you'll encounter a variety of topography, from prairies and ranch lands to badlands. Scenic routes take you through stunning landscapes and up to the top of Square Butte, offering incredible views. Ride near Theodore Roosevelt National Park or visit the historic town of Medora for a full day of exploration.

Ready to Ride?

With these incredible locations, North Dakota offers a variety of ATV trails that cater to all levels of riders. So, gear up, hit the trails, and discover the natural beauty and excitement that North Dakota has to offer!

If it's going to be a family excursion, find out how old the kiddos need to be in this related article: Minimum Age to Drive ATVS in North Dakota Might Surprise You.

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