I Went Off-Roading in the New 2024 Jeep Wrangler, and It Blew My Mind

I went off-roading in the 2024 Jeep Wrangler in St. George, Utah.  It has made a lifechanging impression on me, and now I want one of my own.

I’ll give all the spoilers up front: now I really get it. I get why Jeep owners love their Jeeps so much, and the reason the information has finally gelled for me is that I did with the Wrangler what Wranglers are built to do.

Driving a brand-new Jeep that did not belong to me up a massive cluster of boulders? I can’t say that was ever a bucket-list item for me, and the closer we got to our afternoon off-road section, the more nervous I became about the experience.

Was I Nervous? Yes.

When I asked Brandon what his most critical piece of advice was for a newbie off-roader, he had this to say: “Go slow. Let the vehicle crawl at a slow pace, maximize ground clearance, keep a tire on the highest point, and maintain momentum.”

The Jeep Wrangler Will Do All the Work

He explained that while my instinct might be to steer around a large obstacle, such as a boulder in the road, the Jeep Wrangler was made to navigate such obstacles. He also stressed following our trail guides, who will be on the course to guide us.

Not all Jeeps are trail-rated, but all of the Jeep lineup has at least one trail-rated model. The 2024 Wranglers have trail-rated badges on both the driver and passenger sides.

The Jeep Wrangler Will Do All the Work

I had some awareness of the trail rating system before I went on the Wrangler trails, but having Brandon describe the qualities was incredibly helpful. He'd wave me over to a tire and demonstrate its articulation.

Trail Rating – Visual & Hands-on Learning

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