All-Terrain Tire Options with a Mountain/Snowflake Symbol

If you're heading into the winter season with your truck or SUV and dedicated snow tires are not an option, you would be well suited to take a look at tires in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain performance category. These tires offer a significant amount more biting edges compared to a traditional Highway All-Season. The best among these types of all-terrains feature a mountain/snowflake symbol to syndicate their worthiness in unfavorable conditions. The mountain/snowflake, found on all snow tires, and a few all-terrain tires, is necessary to legally traverse through some mountain passes, certain northern climates and several Canadian provinces. Of the all-terrain tires we carry, the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A K02 and Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac seem to work the best in deep snow and both carry the mountain/snowflake symbol. It should come as no surprise then, that these two tires are some of the highest rated in our consumer driven surveys.

Both of these popular tires are available in a wide variety of sizes to fit a large range of trucks and full-size SUVs. Additionally, both feature part numbers that include E load range 10 ply ratings that make them appropriate for use on 3/4-ton and one-ton trucks. If you are looking for a tire that you can use all year round with the best possible results when the snow starts flying, either would be an excellent choice.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Michael

How is it that the standard load range Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure-with Kevlar do not merit the Mountain/Snowflake symbol, when presumably the tread pattern/mold is the same as the 'Pro-Grade' load range E?

Is that a lack of certification/testing on Goodyear's part?
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Stacy Shugart

Will these work with a dually?
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by Rome

I am a patrol officer in the harsh mountains of Nevada. I go from shale and nasty rock to snow and mud. Have had issues with punctures sidewalks in the past. Was looking into at least a 10ply with a thicker sidewalk rating as well. I had the nitto trail grapplers and I wasn't that impressed. Looking into the Ko2, duratrac, or the GY Mt/R the Kevlar. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


I would recommend the BFGoodrich KO2, it is a solid number one across the board for traction and it has design elements in the side wall to help deflect damage:
Saturday, December 9, 2017 by Mike

My KO2's have not lasted long. I have had them at full pressure most of the time, and used them to haul a 25-ft 5th wheel camper across country a couple of times, as well as several local trips. Not quite 50K on them, and all four are almost bald. I'm looking for new tires at the moment. Not going back to these BFG's, sorry to say.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Mike: That is about right for an all-terrain tire used for towing a lot like that. If you want a tire that lasts longer, you may consider going to a highway tread tire, but you give up the all-terrain or off-road traction.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by Ian

Stick with the BFGs!

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