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Mudding ATVs and Side-by-Sides

Take on the deepest, gnarliest pits with a mudding machine that gives you the power, torque and control to confidently churn through the slop. It’s time to get filthy.

Choosing the Best Mudding Locations

The Southeast, stretching from Texas to Florida, is a prime mud belt region with plenty of mud trails and parks to sink your wheels into. Just a little farther north, the Midwest is home to many mud trails to put your mud-modified four-wheeler or side-by-side to the test.

Detailed close-up of a Polaris Ride-Command screen

Know Where to Go

The RIDE COMMAND® GPS navigation system is available as a downloadable app or onboard select vehicles. Use it to help you discover new places to mud, plan and map your way, and even set up a group ride that keeps track of other riders in your party.

Destination Mud

Destination Polaris showcases some of the best places to ride on this earth with several episodes focused on the down and dirty art of mudding. Check them out and get inspired to plan your next off-road adventure into the heart of mud country.

Mudding 101

Many trails offer up an occasional patch of mud — but if you’re looking to tackle a route that’s more bog than trail, you’ll want to know some of the basics of mudding that will put you and your machine to the ultimate test.

Mud Everywhere

What Ride Is Right For You

It’s not always easy to know exactly what you might need. So, use our Help Me Choose tool to get the dirt on what mud machine is right for you. Answer a few questions and get some personalized recommendations.

The Ultimate Mud Ride

Check out these essential accessories and vehicle upgrades for the type of riding you plan to do.

Mud Accessories

Close-up of a Polaris Off-Roads Tires across the mud

Mud Tires

Get battle-tested tires in a mud/trail crossover for a smooth ride on the trail plus aggressive traction in the mud. Or add mud-focused tires for pro performance in the pits.

Close-up of the bumper of a Polaris RZR vehicle

Bumpers & Guards

Mudding requires a well-armored ride with fender flares, front and rear bumpers and more to handle everything from inevitable slides to hidden obstacles under the surface.

A rider pulling a Polaris RZR vehicle with help of a winch


Half the fun of mudding is pushing your vehicle to the limits, which means you’ll need a good strong winch to pull you out of those sticky situations you threw yourself into.

Two RZR Highlifter vehicles in the mud with their lights turned on


Essential for mudding, not only to help illuminate the contours of the terrain in low-light conditions, but to help you be seen by other riders day or night.

Close-up of a Rockford Fosgate Audio Speaker inside a Polaris Off-Road Vehicle

Premium Audio

A mudding party isn’t a party unless there are some tunes to go with the adventure. Crank it loud on a premium Rockford Fosgate® or MB Quart® sound system.

A group of riders taking out some refreshments from a Polaris Off-Road Vehicle


Mudding is a challenging, physical activity. Keep you and your crew hydrated with a tight-sealing cooler full of beverages. It’s essential on any adventure.

Mudding Resources

Two Ranger Crew SP 570 vehicles crossing a muddy trail

Best Mud Pits or Trails for ATVs & SxS UTVs

There’s no shortage of awesome mudding trails and parks across the U.S. Check out this article for some of our favorites to get dirty.

Top view of a Polaris Off-Road rider on a Sportsman XP 1000 Highlifter in the mud

Cleaning Your UTV After a Day of Trail Riding

Cleaning your vehicle after a ride is a must — especially when mudding. Follow these steps to keep your ride clean and running longer.

A man riding a Sportsman XP 1000 Highlifter Edition in the woods

What To Wear Off-Roading

There are some essentials everyone should wear whenever they’re off-roading and that goes for mudding too. Gear up for the challenge.