2018 Gold Hitch Awards: Which Is The Best Off-Road Pickup Truck?

2018 chevy colorado zr2 ford raptor ram power wagon off-road comparison
Chevy Colorado ZR2 vs Ford Raptor vs Ram Power Wagon

TFLtruck will be announcing the 2018 Gold Hitch awards winners on Tuesday next week (April 3, 2018). This award recognizes the best towing trucks and SUVs, but we also pick the best off-road pickup truck. We base our decision on how each truck does on our Cliffhanger 2.0 off-road trail in the Colorado Rockies.

The Cliffhanger 2.0 trail is a steep (over 20%) incline with many large loose rocks, a Truth or Dare split (the Dare side is a lot more rocky), and a large rock obstacle near the top we call Razor’s Bend. We take all of our contest competitors on the Dare side of this trail.

This year’s competitors are: 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2, 2018 Ford F150 Raptor, 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 HD All Terrain X, and 2018 Ram Power Wagon.

Which truck will be victorious in 2018? We will let you know our decision by publishing our deliberations and voting video next Tuesday. In the meantime, here is the video of the four trucks tackling the mountain.

Here is the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 All Terrain X, which we could not get to the trail the same day as the other trucks.