Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 North Carolina Off-Road Adventure

 

From the beautiful coastline to the grand mountains, North Carolina is rich with off-road trails and terrain. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has the best car for all of your off-road adventures with the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.

No matter your skill level North Carolina is sure to have terrain for you with the beaches and the mountains.

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Uwharrie National Forest in Troy, North Carolina has several public OHV Trails, a pass is required there is the option for a $ 5-day pass or $ 30-year pass. The trails are open from April-December. Uwharrie was founded as a national forest in 1961, prior to becoming a national forest the land was used for hunting, gold mining, logging, and farming. From prior activities, a collection of roads and trails were made which are now used by off-road enthusiasts and has become the foundation of for the OHV trail systems.

Dutch John (TR90) is an easy-moderate 2.1-mile trail with diverse terrain and scenery which includes several creek crossings, trenched hill climb, which has become one of the picturesque locations in Uwharrie.

Falls Dam (TR96) is an easy 2.8-mile OHV trail located in Uwharrie National Forest. Drivers are exposed to almost every terrain while winding their way through the forest. This trail is ideal for beginners and anyone who wants to take in a gentle ride and soak in the brilliant surroundings. The “soup bowl” is toward the northern end of the trail and one of the more notable attractions in Uwharrie. The “soup bowl” is a deep pool of muddy water that is technically named “Lake Leigh”. There is a degree of risk if you take the plunge, the entire pool including the rim is slick clay, and the water level can exceed four feet in areas at times, so be safe but have fun!

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Rocky Mountain Loop (TR92) is an easy-moderate 1.9-mile OHV trail located in Uwharrie National Forest. Unfortunately due to the closing of one of the sections the Rocky Mountain loop no longer makes a complete loop. However, it circles around the northern part and intersects with Sawmill (TR93), Slab Pile (TR79), Dickey Bell (TR91) and Daniel (TR390) along the way. This trail can be explored by any skill level, and if you spend the day in Uwharrie National Forest you’re sure to run into it.

Sawmill (TR93) is an easy 0.9-mile OHV trail in Uwharrie National Forest. Although it is a relatively short trail it carries drivers through the wide mix of terrain and connects them to other trails of varying difficulty with beautiful sceneries.

Slab Pile (TR79) is an easy but fairly rough 1.1-mile OHV trail. Slab Pile is a scenic trail that can be driven with any level of a vehicle. It takes you by “poser rock”, which is a massive rock that sits in the middle of the clearing is a popular spot for people to push the vertical limits of their vehicle to the extreme. This is one place on the Uwharrie bucket list that you shouldn’t miss!

Wolf Den (TR89) is a short easy 0.95-mile OHV trail that provides an opportunity for novice drivers. Wolf Den is popular to experience Uwharrie’s magnificent landscape on wheels and access other trails.

Conditions permitting the rustic 8-mile road of the Smoky Mountains at Parsons Branch Road has 18 creek crossing and tough mountain terrain making for a field day for experienced off-roaders. This road also connects to “Tail of the Dragon,” which is notorious for having 318 curves in 11 miles.

The only OHV area in the Pisgah National Forest is Brown Mountain offering 34 miles of designated trails. It is close to Morganton and Lenoir, passes are required for purchase $5 a day or $30 a year.

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With the beautiful coastline of North Carolina, it is time to take a drive to the beach. There are many driveable beaches all along the coast. Lowering the tire pressure it is recommended to lower their tire pressure, that off-roading on the beach will want to bring a low-pressure tire gauge, as well as a jack and a shovel, as required by the National Park Service.

In Wilmington, we have Freeman Park with beautiful sand dunes, wildlife, and the majestic beach. At Freeman Park, there is overnight camping at the beach which must be reserved in advance and passes must be obtained for driving on the beach. It is a trash free park, so no littering, we want to keep our beaches safe and beautiful.

If you’re actively fishing night driving as well as overnight parking is accessible year-round on Corolla. During peak vacation time between the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, a parking permit is required.

Just south of Corolla is Kill Devil Hills a beautiful location which only allows driving between October 1st and April 30th. All vehicles must have insurance, registrations, current safety inspections and driving permits which can be obtained through the
Town of Kill Devil Hills or Nags Head. Nags Head is just south of Kill Devil Hills and they share the same requirements along with the schedule for beach driving. They will both honor each other’s beach driving permits.

Cape Lookout is just a 3-mile boat ride off-shore where horse watching, shelling, fishing, birding, camping, lighthouse climbing, and touring historic villages can be experienced. To drive on the beach you must obtain a permit and a free ORV certificate.

On the Outer Banks, there are 17 vehicle access ramps along the shores of Cape Hatteras.

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While off-roading can be a lot of fun remember it can also be dangerous so be sure always let someone know where you will be and when you expect to be back because some location may not have cell service. Check with the National Park Service to make sure it is safe to ride the trails or beaches. Stay in the designated areas as some areas are protected wildlife and could be dangerous to you or others if going off the trails.

If you are looking for a vehicle that can do it all Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has a great Colorado ZR2 which comes ready to ride any terrain and look good in town.

Take the New Colorado ZR2 Bison Home Today

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Are you ready to take your off-roading adventures to the extreme? Chevrolet has teamed up with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV)for the first time to bring you the new Colorado ZR2 Bison and we have it right here in Wilmington, NC at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet.

Protection

This Bison will be ready to take off-roading as soon as you take it off the lot, as it comes equipped with many protective features straight out of the factory.

5 skid plates which cover the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case, and both front and rear locking differentials. The 5 skid plates are constructed of hot-stamped Boron steel which is a rarity for a production vehicle.

AEV- designed stamped steel front and rear bumpers is also a key focus on off-road protection. The steel bumpers give you excellent protection while traversing obstacles like rocks and logs.

Other key components are; trail recovery with the front featuring winch provisions and recovery points which are integrated into the rear. Another one is standard fog lights below the traditional headlights.

Exterior

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Rather than the traditional Chevrolet bow-tie, the Bison will have an exclusive flow-through “CHEVROLET” lettering grille. “Bison” decals are on the bedsides along with an “AEV Bison” logo on the tailgate of the new Colorado variant.

Wrapping the all-new ZR2 Bison-specific 17×8 inch aluminum tires wheels are the 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires. A standard all-terrain ZR2 Bison spare tire comes with the truck along with special larger ZR2 Bison fender flares, the Bison-specific wheels and fender flares were co-developed by AEV.

  • Bedliner, Spray-on, Black with Chevrolet logo (Includes ZR2 logo.)
  • Bumpers, rear, Black
  • Cargo box light, back of the cab
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Glass, windshield shade band
  • Headlamps, projector type
  • Mirror, spotter, located in corner of driver-side outside mirror
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Moldings, Black beltline
  • Pickup box
  • Tailgate handle, Black (Not available with (SCZ) Chrome tailgate handle, LPO.)
  • Tailgate, EZ-Lift, and Lower
  • Tailgate, locking
  • Tire, spare P265/65R17 all-terrain, blackwall
  • Tires, P265/65/R17 all-terrain, blackwall, 31″ Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac
  • Wheel, spare, 17″ x 8″ (43.2 cm x 20.3 cm) aluminum
  • Wheels, 17″ x 8″ (43.2 cm x 20.3 cm) aluminum
  • Window, rear-sliding, manual

Interior

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The Bison features embroidered AEV-logo floor liners and headrests. Along with all of these other features:

  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Console, floor, front compartment, custom
  • Console, overhead
  • Cruise control, electronic, automatic
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Display, driver instrument information enhanced, multi-color
  • Door locks, power
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Floor mats, carpeted front (Not available with (ULV) Colorado ZR2 Bison Edition.)
  • Floor mats, carpeted rear (Not available with (ULV) Colorado ZR2 Bison Edition.)
  • Handles, door release, front, and rear, Chrome
  • Lighting, interior, dual reading
  • Lighting, interior, roof, rear courtesy and dual reading lights (Crew Cab models only.)
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Remote Keyless Entry, extended range
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Seat adjuster, 4-way power front passenger
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
  • Seat adjuster, power driver lumbar control
  • Seat adjuster, power passenger lumbar control
  • Seat, rear folding bench (Crew Cab models only.)
  • Seats, front bucket
  • Seats, heated driver, and front passenger
  • Speedometer, miles/kilometers
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel controls mounted audio controls
  • Steering wheel, heated
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Theft-deterrent system, immobilization
  • Theft-deterrent system, unauthorized entry
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated sliding vanity mirrors
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and Down
  • Wireless Charging for compatible cell phones (expanded capability)

Want to take this beauty for a test drive or even better take it home? Come by Jeff Gordon Chevrolet to check it out! See all of the awesome features, and plan your new off-roading experience with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison.

Testing Out a Colorado ZR2 with GearOn™ Accessories

The Perfect Combination for Making the Most of Your Outdoor Adventures

For Summer of Chevy 2018, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is exploring our coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina and surrounding areas with a different vehicle every week all summer long! For the first week of Summer of Chevy, we are having fun with the 2018 Colorado ZR2 and just a few of the many available GearOn™ accessories that Chevrolet has to offer.

Water Sports

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And, for those who enjoy bigger toys during the summer, the Colorado ZR2 has a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds to get your boat or jet skis to the ramp with ease. Not to mention, with the new tow hitch guideline feature available on the new Chevy Trucks, you can get your trailer hooked up in no time.

While shopping Chevy Accessories for our Colorado ZR2, we discovered just how versatile the GearOn™ accessory line really is with its customization options. We were able to showcase its ability to cater to bikers and water sport enthusiasts on this truck, but it also has plenty of options for other outdoor activities. So, if you happen to live closer to the mountains than the coast, GearOn™ has you covered year-round.

Winter Sports

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For those who enjoy winter sports, there are plenty of options to secure your gear and equipment separately and securely. With the Flat Top (above) or Hitch-Mounted (right) Ski/Snowboard Carriers by Thule®, you can anchor up to four snowboards or six pairs of skis in the back of the truck without sacrificing any cargo space in the bed.

Camping

PhotoFor those who enjoy camping any time of the year, one of our favorite GearOn™ accessories is this Sportz® Camping Tent by Napier that is designed to fit perfectly into the bed of your Chevy Truck, and can be put up and taken down with ease. Since you’ll have your Chevy Colorado with a 4G LTE WiFi hot spot, there’s nothing stopping you from uploading a peaceful Boomerang of yourself being one with nature to your Instagram story.

Whatever your camping style, Chevrolet offers a wide array of accessories including cargo bed dividers, nets, and roof-mounted cargo carrying options to make sure your camping trip goes just as planned. And you’ll be rest assured that whether you’re driving out on the sand, snow, or up the side of a mountain, the Colorado ZR2 won’t leave you stuck in the mud.

So by now, we’re sure you’re wondering where to get one of these amazing trucks and some handy accessories to go with it. Jeff Gordon’s Chevy dealer in Wilmington has you covered! Come join the JGC Family like the dozens of smiling faces below. Shop for your Colorado or Silverado, pick out your accessories, and have them installed all under one roof.

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For all your kayak, paddleboard, and fishing needs, go see Chris and Finn at Hook, Line, & Paddle at 435 Eastwood Rd in Wilmington!

 

Note: All links to GearOn accessories in this post are meant to fit the specific truck featured. When shopping, make sure you select your Chevy Truck’s year, make, and model to ensure a proper fit.