By Penny Fox
ATV off-road adventures present the thrill of fast-paced action and challenging trails that test your abilities and boost your adrenaline. There are many places where you can have your chance to experience this outdoor fun, but rules and regulations apply. Check out our great adventure roadmap and several other suggestions about where to find food and coffee, other exciting things to do in the area, and even overnight lodging in case you decide to stay longer!
What a classic spot to start off your day. While a good portion of their menu features lunch-time eats (Who says you can’t kick off your off-roading day with a hearty burger?), they have several breakfast options served until noon on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends! Their breakfast sandwich features eggs, cheese, and a choice of ham, bacon, or sausage. But their Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich includes two eggs, Swiss and American cheese, ham, bacon, and the special Wally sauce. Throw in a side of hash browns, too!
Even though there are some limits and restrictions on the vehicles used for off-road recreation, being knowledgeable and having your vehicle up to applicable state laws for compliance and safety will enable you to have an unforgettable time. Open year-round, Evans Creek ORV Area near Buckley, Washington, gives you 40 miles of trails from which to choose and you can decide the level of ride you want from easy to hard. Mount Rainier can be seen along several scenic overlooks and the stop is worth taking. Riding passes are required and can be purchased at local Chevron Gasoline stations or any U.S. Forest Service office. A parking pass is needed, also, and if you plan to stay the night, there are camping fees.
You’ll probably have worked up quite an appetite after your off-road experience, so you’ll want to find a place that offers great food and fast service. Rainier Bar & Grill in Enumclaw, Washington, has just that. Serving lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every night except Friday and Saturday when they serve for an hour later, you’ll have a hard time choosing from steaks, seafood, or burgers.
If you’re spending the night in the area and want to escape for a little adult time to relax, Room 25 in Enumclaw is a great choice. On tap beer selections, wine and the best liquors combined with a comfortable and cozy environment will be just the thing after a fun day off-roading. There are drink special every night, including Happy Hour, Men’s Night, Ladies Night, and Half-Off Apps Night.
This GuestHouse Inn makes for an excellent place to rest your head after a long day of riding! The executive king rooms feature king-sized beds, Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, coffeemaker, and microwave and refrigerator (in case you have leftovers from dinner!). Unwind and relax in a comforting environment after your day on the trails.