Hitting the trails in the heart of Texas Hill Country


In September, 2019, Saskatchewan contributor Lowell Strauss travelled to the Y.O. Ranch Headquarters near Mountain Home, Texas to test drive Can-Am‘s 2020 Defender side-by-sides and put them through their paces in the heart of Texas Hill Country. Here, he shares his impressions on the line-up along with some photos of the people, places and animals he saw along the trail.

Wayne Davis

Built for Adventure


I was one of lucky people to test drive the new Can-Am Defender HD10 Side-By-Side during the BRP Media Event in Texas. This part of the state is called Hill Country for a reason. We traversed the Y.O. Ranch, cruising along a diversity of trails from steep rocky slopes to wide flat plateaus. The dry boulder-filled riverbeds tested my off-road driving skills and showcased the Defender’s all-terrain handling.