Utah OHV Trails CD-ROM
                                 2007 Version

Welcome to the Utah OHV Trails CD-ROM. The Utah Division of State
Parks and Recreation has produced this disk to help OHV riders and
enthusiasts find enjoyable trails and riding opportunities. Users of this
disk should be aware that this is not a complete collection of OHV
opportunities in Utah, but is only a guide to some of the great riding
to be found here. Riders are encouraged to contact the various federal,
state, and county land managers for information on additional riding
opportunities. Contact information can be found on the Utah Division of
State Parks and Recreation website at
Whether you’re riding the salmon-colored sands of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
or cruising along the winding dirt trails of Wasatch Mountain State Park, the Utah State
Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) program wants you to ride safely and protect your
riding privilege.

Growth of our sport requires riders to practice and advocate safe and ethical use of our
trails and dunes. This responsibility includes properly registering machines, learning
and obeying OHV safety laws and rules, and sharing trails with other users, including
equestrians, hikers, and mountain bikers.

Utah’s OHV Program aims to educate OHV users about laws and rules to protect public
safety and natural resources. Your OHV registration fees go directly back into the sport.
Of the $20.00 collected from each registration, $13.50 is dedicated to the improvement
of summer and winter OHV opportunities. $2.00 from each registration is used for
safety and responsible riding education; $2.50 goes to the Division of Motor Vehicles to
cover administrative costs, $1.50 to School Trust Lands, and $.50 goes to fund search
and rescue efforts.

This disk provides an overview of OHV routes in Utah. While primarily designed for
ATV users, most routes are open to other types of vehicles, unless such use is
prohibited by law. Many trails shown on this disk will not accommodate larger vehicles.
Where this information is known, it is displayed on the maps. A separate disk showing
off-highway motorcycle (single track) opportunities is being planned.

This disk is provided free of charge, with the project being funded by OHV registration
revenues. The information contained here can also be found on the Utah Division of
State Parks and Recreation website: Trail information will be
updated annually or as conditions change.

The Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation wishes to acknowledge the
cooperation of National Geographic in this project. The maps on this disc were created
using the excellent National Geographic TOPO! Software. For more information about
this software package, please visit
This disk contains a series of files. The files contain maps in two distinct formats, JPEG
and TOPO. Most computers will have software to open the JPEG files. You will not be
able to open the TOPO files unless the National Geographic TOPO! software has been
installed on your computer. This program can be purchased in many retail stores or

Accessing the maps is simple. When you have finished reading the instructions, close
this document. Click on the file labeled “Maps.” In this file you will find six map folders,
and six JPEG images that will serve as an index to the maps in the folders. For
purposes of this disk, the state has been divided into six regions as follows:

North West: north of I-80 and west of I-15
West Central: west of I-15, south of I-80 and north of U.S. Hwy 50/6
South West: west of I-15 and south of U.S. Hwy 50/6
North East: east of I-15 and north of I-70
South Central: south of I-70, east of I-15 and west of the Green River/ Lake Powell
South East: south of I-70 and east of the Green River/ Lake Powell
To get started, open the JPEG image that represents the region of the state that
interests you. Enlarge the map using the zoom control on the tool bar. When you find a
trail that you would like to view, close the JPEG image and open the folder that
corresponds to that region of the state. Locate the trail name in the list of maps and
open the map. You may zoom in and out of the map to get the appropriate scale. You
may print a copy of the map for personal use directly from the JPEG image.

We have also provided a National Geographic Topo file that contains all the data
(routes) shown on the disk. This file is for those who have the National Geographic
TOPO! program installed on their computer. With this file and the TOPO! program you
can customize your maps as to size and map scale, add GPS tracks, add GPS
coordinates, points of interest, etc. You can download or upload routes using your GPS,
and produce your own maps for private use.


In order to distinguish between routes of different types, a solid line represents routes
open to full-size, four-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs and off-highway motorcycles. A
dashed line represents routes open to ATVs and motorcycles, but closed to full size

Most of the routes have also been evaluated for difficulty. The difficulty rating is
subjective and can change due to weather conditions, season, or individual rider
ability. Riders are strongly cautioned to always ride within their own ability and
within the capability of their equipment.

Green lines shown on the map are considered by the raters to be the “easiest” routes in
the area. Blue lines are considered to be “more difficult” or intermediate in difficulty as
compared to other routes in the area. Black lines are the “most difficult” or advanced
routes and should only be attempted by skilled and experienced riders. The following
provides a generalized overview of the criteria used in evaluating the difficulty of the

                                  DIFFICULTY RATING

Easiest (green line) Gravel or dirt surfaces that are relatively flat and wide. Generally
wide enough for an ATV to pass a full-sized vehicle. May be dusty but are relatively
smooth throughout with no rocks or roots protruding more than three inches above the

More Difficult (blue line) Loose gravel, sandy, rocky or slick rock surface. May have
short sections that are narrow. Can have blind turns, steep or roller coaster grades,
minor drop-offs, dust, ruts and frequent changes in riding surfaces. Occasional
obstacles may strike the frame.
Most Difficult (black line) Rocky surfaces, sharp turns, switchbacks, steep grades,
narrow passages, low overhangs, ledges and large rocks. Can be slippery and muddy
when wet. May have tree stumps, limbs or other debris. Machines with low ground
clearance may strike or high center on obstacles. Some riders may be more
comfortable using four-wheel drive machines.


In addition to this disk, the Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation, in partnership
with the United States Forest Service, the United States Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) and the various counties of the state has produced numerous paper maps. The
following OHV trail and trail system maps cover some of the routes included in this disk.
Riders are encouraged to get a copy of the map covering areas they intend to ride.
These maps can be acquired at local BLM, Forest Service, Utah State Parks and
Recreation, county and local government offices.

Large System Maps
Arapeen OHV Trail System (Free)
Gooseberry ATV Trails (Free)
Markagunt ATV System (Reasonable Cost)
Paunsagunt OHV Trail Map (Reasonable Cost)
San Rafael Motorized Route Designations (Free)
Shoshone Trail (Free)

Small System and Trail Maps (Free)
Amasa Basin One-Day Ride
Burbank Hills One-Day Ride
Conger Mountain One-Day Ride
Cricket Mountains One-Day Ride
Haycock Mountain/Black Rock One-Day Ride
Little Valley/Cottonwood Canyon One-Day Ride
Mill Canyon One-Day Ride
Outlaw Trail One-Day Ride

Other Maps
Garfield County ATV & OHV Route Maps (Free)
Sovereign Trail System


The routes on these maps are graphical representations to be used for travel planning
purposes only. Most of the routes are of varying widths and surface types and receive
little or no regular maintenance. Weather and other natural occurrences can and will
change conditions. Riders should not assume routes will always be passable. Please
obtain current information prior to travel.

Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this map. To the best of our
knowledge, it complies with federal and state land management plans and county OHV
ordinances. However, riders should be cautioned that land management and travel
plans may change at any time. Riders should always consult the land managing
agency with jurisdiction over the area in which they plan to ride.

This map does not display all existing roads and trails open for OHV use. The Utah
Division of State Parks and Recreation recommends the mapped routes to introduce
riders an area and to help them have a great recreational experience.


The Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service are currently revising
resource and travel management plans. Once the revision processes are complete,
there may be changes to OHV area designations and routes. This could result in future
changes to the information shown on these maps

Where routes go through towns, trailheads and designated routes may be established
to provide access to services. Use only the designated routes in these towns.

Regulations can vary between agencies and by seasons including: fire regulations,
camping permits, group size limits, and campsite designation. Collection of natural
objects (plants and animal material, rocks, fossils, petrified wood, and minerals)
requires a special permit on most public lands. Some OHV routes are restricted to
vehicles with 50-inch maximum width. Each rider is responsible for knowing the rules
that apply to the lands they are using. It is important to be informed before riding. You
can get information on regulations from agency websites, agency brochures and
publications, or at the visitor centers in the areas you travel.

Routes shown on these maps may cross private land. Stay on the road and do not
remove or disturb any property on adjacent lands. Please leave gates as you find them,
and avoid harassment of livestock or wildlife.


              PLEASE CALL TOLL FREE AT 1-800-OHV-RIDE.


OHV Trails CD
Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 146001
1594 West North Temple, suite 116
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001

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