Jeep jamborees are an off-road tradition!
As Jeep Jamboree USA points out, the first jamboree was organized in 1953 when a group of Jeeps trekked across the Sierra Nevada Mountains via the Rubicon Trail.
Today, there are tons of Jeep jamborees across the country. Here are some of our favorites.
Rubicon Trail | California | August
Of course this one has to be on the list. This 22-mile trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is one of the roughest and most scenic routes in all of America. It’s a must for any serious Jeep off-roader. Jeep Jamboree USA offers a trip through the trail every August. Jeep has tested many of its products here including the 2011 Wrangler Rubicon.
Drummond Island | Michigan | June
This three-day event in June is a classic. The Drummond Island Jamboree regularly attracts anywhere from 200 to 300 participants. This is the first and only trail in Michigan that really caters to Jeep off-roading. The jamboree snakes through the rocky southeast end of the island and offers scenic views of Lake Huron. While you’re driving through Michigan, don’t forget to stop by Jeeperz Creeperz!
Moab | Utah | October
At this jamboree, you’ll get a taste of the red rocks of Utah. You’ll travel through dusty canyons and more! One of the neat things is the beautiful terrain of nearby Arches National Park. It’s one of the best jamborees out West!
French Lick | Indiana | October
Driving a Jeep in the backcountry of the Midwest is a great way to spend three days in October. It’s amazing to drive through the scenic woods during the fall. You’ll battle rocks, mud holes and more! It’s one of the better jamborees in the Midwest!
Cajun Jamboree | Louisiana | April
Get a taste of the bayou at the Cajun Jamboree. The trail includes deep ravines, sandy beaches and forested areas. One of the highlights includes a 30-foot downhill descent. It’s definitely worth visiting if you live in the South!
These are just a few of our favorite jamborees. You can see a complete list of Jeep jamborees on the Jeep Jamboree USA page. We’d love to hear from you! What is your favorite Jeep jamboree? Leave your comments below.