Looking to take your 4×4 camper van off road? Or just get out into the wild and away from crowds, but not quite sure where to go or how to route your trip? Overland Trail Guides has GPX and KMZ map files that’ll help you find new adventures.
OTG breaks down the maps into categories by region and type, including a group of routes drivable by custom Sprinter vans and Ford Transits. This is key, because even with 4WD or AWD, some trails and roads are simply too steep or rocky or off camber for taller, heavier vehicles like camper vans.
As of this post, we count 37 amazing looking routes that are adventure van friendly. They include a lot in Utah, the Pacific Northwest, and California. But there are a few in Canada, plus one each in Georgia and Kentucky.
Some maps are free (you’ll have to create a free account to access them), like the Telkwa Pass Trail shown above (not Van friendly, unfortunately). For full access to all of the maps and downloadable map files, you’ll need a full or Canada-only annual susbscription. One good trip and it’s worth it, though, as both are under $60 USD each.
The KMZ files are supposedly uploadable into Google Maps and will keep all of the waypoints and other markers, too. Routes range from about 130 miles to over 1,500 miles in length, with many having a recommended time of 2-3 days minimum to complete. Worth a look if only to help discover new areas to get off the asphalt.