Where Can I Legally Ride UTV’s in Utah?

So, where and how can you legally ride UTVs in Utah? Every UTV enthusiast wants to know. We are sharing it all here.

The weather is finally warming up, and people are getting outside to adventure. If you have a summer bucket list that consists of UTV riding, you are in for a treat. 

Step 1: Pick a Location

Before you pull your UTV out of storage and get it on the road, where are you going? Here are a few questions to get you started.

  • What kind of terrain are you looking for?
  • How is the weather?
  • If you are planning to visit a National Park, do they have requirements for your UTV?
  • Are you prepared for emergencies?

If you have an idea of where you want to go, you can prepare better ahead of time. UTV use is permitted in many national parks in Utah. The Coral Pink Sand Dunes are a must-see as well as Little Sahara Recreation Area.

Step 2: Do Your Research

A little time spent researching before your trip, can save you time and stress while you are on your trip. Take an extra hour or so during the week to find out the best places to go in your area. You may have an idea in mind, but find out that you cannot legally ride your UTV there. It's better to find out sooner rather than later, after you have driven the miles and planned the trip to get there. Are you planning on driving your UTV on the road? Do you know the requirements your vehicle has to meet to do so? This is just another reason to do a little bit of digging before you leave home. You can find the street legal requirements for UTVs here.

Step 3:  Ensure You Have Safety Certificates

If you have a rider or riders that are in the age range of 8-15, they will need to complete an Education Certificate given by the Utah State Parks And Recreation Department. If they are 16 or older and do not have a driver's license, they also need an Education Certificate. If they have a driver's license, that will suffice.

Step 4: Obey the Rules & Laws

If you want to ride your UTV legally in Utah at all, your vehicle has to be registered. 

You will need the bill of sale, the title, a certificate stating the property tax paid, and the previous registration. There are also rules and regulations for safety gear and vehicle inspections. You can find the complete list here.

Step 5: Have Fun!

Great memories are made out on the trails. Exploring, making new friends, and truly relaxing. You have done the work and planning for your adventure, now go enjoy it!

Visit TerraRider UTV Windshields & Accessories

At TerraRider UTV Windshields & Accessories, we supply the equipment and vehicles for your outdoor adventures. We hope you have enjoyed our tips for legally riding your UTV in Utah. If you have other questions about UTVs, come on by. Our office is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can also give us a call and chat with some of our friendly staff at (801)-923-6347. Contact us today!

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