3 Spectacular Destinations for Winter Overlanding

3 Spectacular Destinations for Winter Overlanding | Outlander Motorsports in Maritnez, CA. Image of two camper vans parked on a beach in Baja California.While winter may spell adventure for snowboarders and skiers for our northern neighbors, this season hasn’t always been ideal for overlanding enthusiasts in Martinez, CA. However, it doesn’t mean you should put your plans into hibernation. It’s all about knowing where to find the best overlanding routes, trails, and destinations!

We’ve outlined some of our favorite overlanding trails and destinations you can explore for your warm escape this winter.

Baja California

Who says your overlanding adventures must be confined to the United States this winter? No one! Venturing to Baja California (a state in Mexico) from Martinez, CA can open the door to some of the most beautiful overlanding trails and destinations.

Whether you want overlanding routes through the desert or isolated beaches, Baja California offers it all. You can engage in water sports, like scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and more. The margaritas, beach time, and breathtaking scenery also won’t hurt.

It’s utterly legal to camp and drive on the beach. Because Baja California is popular in the overlanding community, finding the perfect route suggestions should be easy.

Mojave National Preserve

If you don’t want to leave the country for overlanding destinations, you don’t have to! The Mojave National Preserve welcomes you. It’s less than 500 miles from Martinez, CA and is rated as one of the best winter overlanding trails. 

The Mojave road is about 140 miles long. The steep portions will likely be covered in snow during winter, but the lower regions shouldn’t be. 

Through these routes, you’ll be descending and climbing mountain ranges. You get to experience some of California’s best natural visuals. You can immerse in vibrant fragrances, views, and sounds as you explore hundreds of less-traveled roads.

Death Valley Natural Park

Death Valley Natural Park carefully straddles Nevada and eastern California. It’s known for housing North America’s lowest point—Badwater Basin’s salt flats at 282 feet below sea level. These salt flats cover almost 200 square miles. Death Valley Natural Park is also known for Titus Canyon and its colorful rocks and ghost town.

Traveling to and through Death Valley is the perfect way to evade winter and embrace the warmth. While it’s one of the most remote places in the country, there are simply stunning mountain views to explore as you roam the desert landscape. The different overlanding trails can keep you occupied for weeks on end.

Get the Best Overlanding Gear & Accessories at Outlander Motorsports

There are so many exciting destinations you can still explore and traverse this winter. But before you set off for your next adventure, it’s crucial to have the right gear to make the most out of your trip. 

The overlanding specialists at Outlander Motorsports can help with everything you need. We offer and install lift kits and suspension upgrades. We also have tents, awnings, trail jacks, winches, storage, and travel gear for overlanding and off-the-grid camping

Give us a call at (925) 839-4144. You can also fill out this online form or stop by our shop at 1424 Shell Ave., Suite D, Martinez, CA 94553.