Top 6 UTV Trail Rides In Utah

Whether you’re new to UTVing in general or just to Utah’s trails, finding good UTV trail rides is key to having a blast. There are a variety of trails, varying in how difficult they are to navigate. Some trails are perfect for a simple ride through some greenery, while other rides are rocky and ideal for a high adventure.

Today’s blog is about the best UTV trail rides in Utah and beyond. While you can find all of these trails in Utah, some cover other parts of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 

Our goal with this blog is that you’ll have an idea of where you want to go for your next UTV adventure. Plus, we’ve included some safety tips at the end!

Keep reading to learn more! 

The Paiute ATV Trail

Did you know that Utah is home to the most extensive trail system in the United States? Indeed, the Paiute ATV Trail is known across the country for the 2,000 miles of trails it offers to ATV/UTV riders. 

Want to visit the Paiute ATV Trail? Make it a trip, not just a day’s adventure. A ride on the primary trail loop is almost 300 miles long and takes 25 hours to ride. You’ll want to take breaks and enjoy the scenery as you go. 

Want to make it a vacation? Ideal times to visit the Paiute ATV Trail are from August to October. The weather is perfect, and the rock formations, lakes, forests, and wildlife won’t be hibernating or buried in snow. 

Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah, offers hundreds of trails, accumulating thousands of miles of unpaved roads. Are you looking for red rock trails? Canyons? What about Arches and Canyonlands national parks? Moab offers it all. 

West Desert

The West Desert has four ATV trail systems on public land and features mountains, canyons, and hillsides. Miller Canyon features the Amasa Basin and features 33 miles of trail. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced rider, there’s a spot on this trail for you.

Burbank Hills contains nearly 100 miles of trails, with terrain for every rider’s skill level. Available trailheads include Cedar Pass, Red Pass, Pruess Lake, and Mormon Gap Reservoir. 

The Conger Mountains are next, with over 125 miles of trails. Your options include Little Valley Well and Kings Canyon.

Finally, the Cricket Mountains are 129 miles long, with trails at Johnson Pass, Little Sage Valley, Cedar Pass, and Headlight Canyon.

Arapeen Motorized ATV Trail

The Arapeen Trail is accessible from one of Sanpete County’s seven canyons or through any of these towns: Fairview, Mt. Pleasant, Spring City, Ephraim, Manti, Sterling, or Mayfield. 

These trails are accessible via Highway 89, located south of Salt Lake City. Arapeen ATV Trail is ideal for both families and experienced riders. 

Bryce Canyon

It’s important to note that you can’t ride your UTV inside Bryce National Park, but you can ride them in the neighboring national forest. There are multiple trails from which to pick for your next adventure.

First, we have Pansaugunt ATV Trail in the Dixie National Forest, which contains several trails. Pansaugant offers beautiful views of pines and red rocks. You’ll find the Tropic Reservoir on the north end, which is how you’ll access the trails. There are 75 miles of trails to enjoy. 

Located north of Circleville, Fremont ATV Trail is 50 miles long. The Pine Lake OHV Trail goes from Pine Lake to Powel Point and circles around Pole Canyon before looping back to Pine Lake. 

Great Western Trail

The Great Western Trail is enjoyable inside Utah’s state lines and far beyond. You can find the Trail in Canada before it traces its way down through Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, and Utah. 

You can find the Great Western Trail in Kaysville in Utah, at the Brighton Resort, Mount Timpanogos, Skyline Drive, Fish Lake, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. 

The Great Western Trail goes further still, making its way to Mexico. Some of the popular ATV trails include:

  • Wasatch Crest Trail near Salt Lake City
  • Fish Lake National Forest near Richfield and Torrey
  • Dixie National Forest near Torrey, Boulder, Escalante, and Bryce Canyon
  • Bald Mountain near the Uinta Mountains
  • Velvet Ridges Staging Area near the Capitol Reef
  • Dark Valley Trail near the Capitol Reef

Stay Safe on the Trails

We encourage you to stay safe no matter where your next UTV adventure takes you. Having a blast could quickly turn into a life-altering event if you’re not careful. We recommend the following safety tips:

  • Practice, practice, practice.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Keep young children off the trails.
  • Only one person per UTV
  • Stay off the pavement.
  • Don’t drink and drive.

We can’t express enough how crucial it is to wear a helmet. It can be the difference between a concussion and a traumatic brain injury. Young children shouldn’t ride a UTV, especially if they can’t reach the handles, accelerator, or brake while sitting in the UTV.

If your UTV ride is for a date, rent two UTVs instead of one. As fun as it can be to hold onto your date while you ride together, it’s much safer for you to ride your own UTV. You can stay close to each other to share the fun! 

TerraRider UTV Windshield & Accessories

Need a helmet for your UTV trail rides? You can find your helmet and any other accessory you might need at TerraRider UTV Windshield & Accessories. Our store is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, but we also ship for free anywhere in the country. So, feel free to come on by if you’re local or order online if you’re not!

TerraRider UTV Windshields & Accessories would be thrilled to help you prepare for your UTV trip. Check out our inventory, and call us if you don’t see what you’re looking for! You can reach us at 801.923.6347 or through the form on our website. Shop with us today!

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