Many off-roading trails have their patches of mud, but when looking to go mudding you must specifically search out an area. Much like sand, mud demands specific hardware and accessories and rider techniques to successfully navigate through.
ATV riding in mud does pose some interesting challenges: the mud sticks to your off-road vehicle and to you, which can impact your machine’s performance and hamper your visibility. Mud also obscures your view of rocks, logs, and other obstacles and debris, and makes it impossible to visually gauge the depth of sodden holes and mucky waterways.
Mudholes often require a burst of throttle to cross without getting stuck, but that speed can backfire if the depth or underlying substrate isn't what you expected. Slick mud can pose traction problems and especially mucky mud pits can “bog” down your tires and strain your engine. But, all these challenges are what makes ATV/UTV mudding so fun! Make sure to check out some of the best side by sides for mudding for the ultimate adventure.