There are plenty of backroad scenic drives throughout the Pocono Mountains region, but if you really want to get off the grid and get a little mud on the tires (and maybe on you, too!), then an ATV and off-roading adventure is the way to go.

Splash through the streams or dash through the snow: ATV and UTV rentals in the Poconos are offered throughout all four seasons. All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility-terrain vehicles (UTVs) are designed to be driven over rough terrain, from dirt tracks to rocky trails, and it's a great way to add some excitement to a day enjoying the great outdoors.

For both types of off-road rentals, drivers will need a valid drivers license. Younger guests may be able to participate as riders; be sure to double check your tour's minimum age and height requirements. Reservations are recommended! Keep in mind you may need to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled tour departure, and many operators have a 48-hour cancellation policy. All local operators provide an introductory briefing before the tour to go over vehicle operation and safety instructions.

Ready to go ATVing or UTVing in the Poconos? Keep reading to find the best off-roading rental for you.

Pocono UTV Rentals

Pocono UTV Rentals

Utility-terrain vehicles are caged, often with netting strapped around the sides of the vehicle. They offer side-by-side, automobile-style seating and can accommodate 2-6 guests in double-seaters, four-seaters or even six-seaters.

Pocono Outdoor Adventure Tours

Family-operated Pocono Outdoor Adventure Tours offers UTV trips right next door to Pocono Raceway. Catch a glimpse of the grandstands at "The Tricky Triangle," cruise through the wooded trails and see how you fare on the challenge course. Equipped with roll cages, seat belts and side restraints, these UTVs provide a safe and fun experience.

Switchback UTV Tour

The Switchback UTV Tour is one of many exciting outdoor offerings at Camelback Mountain Adventures. Perfect for groups of four to six participants, this two-hour experience includes a 30-minute training. Participants will need to be at least 62" in height, and drivers must be 18 years or older and present a valid U.S. driver's license. Helmets are required and will be supplied.

Pocono ATV Rentals

Pocono ATV Rentals

How are ATVs different from UTVs? ATVs are typically more maneuverable with motorcycle-style seating that can accommodate one driver and one rider behind.

Alvin's Offroad Playground

The trails at Alvin's Offroad Playground stretch across 70 acres. Each tour is different and customized to the skill level of participants, with the property layout geared towards beginner to intermediate guests. Available ATVs include the Polaris Sportsman and the Kawasaki Brute Force; there is also limited availability for those looking to bring their own vehicle. Don't forget to wear long pants and close-toed shoes!

Pocono ATVs at Memorytown

Hop aboard a full-sized 4x4 at Pocono ATVs at Memorytown to explore 200 wooded acres with your guide. Why not make it a party? Pocono ATVs at Memorytown can accommodate groups of up to 20 participants. Located in Mount Pocono, the property is also home to Lake View Tavern restaurant as well as event space and lodging at Memorytown Lakeside Inn and Cottages.

Even More High-Energy Experiences

Even More High Energy Experiences

Can't get enough adrenaline? Find even more high octane experiences in the area! Pocono Slingshot Rentals allows you to get behind the wheel of a sleek, three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot. Race fans will want to live out their NASCAR dreams with a Stock Car Racing Experience at Pocono Raceway.

No matter what time of year you'll be visiting the Pocono Mountains, an ATV or UTV tour will be something you'll be talking about for years to come! Whether you're an old pro or brand new to off-roading, find out what it's like to explore the region's scenic beauty on a four wheeler.

Start planning that trip: find a place to stay, and discover even more exciting things to do including great seasonal events. See you in the Poconos!