so much of Utah designated as public land administered
for recreational use and hundreds of miles of backcountry
trails, areas suited to four-wheel-drive, off-highway-vehicle
(OHV), and all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) use are never far
a breathtaking ride through majestic mountainous terrain
and try your wheels on some of the greatest ATV trails
in the West. Try the famous Paiute Trail and view high
country lakes, streams, lush forests, and experience nature
at its best. Whether you're experienced in nature or just
a beginner, various guides and outfitters are ready and
willing to make sure that your trip is memorable, educational
and action packed. Intensify your adrenaline and get ready
for an unforgettable Utah experience!
on one of the vicinities below to view
ATV information for that area.
riders - please remember our mountains and deserts are
fragile, and can be remote, it is important to heed all
applicable restrictions and suggestions in order to protect
yourself and the landscape.
National Forests and BLM-administered lands are threaded
with routes appropriate for ATV's, OHV's, and four-wheel-drive-vehicles.
Check with Forest Service or BLM offices, before ATV exploring
on your own. Employees of these land agencies can provide
suggestions, maps, and accurate information on area conditions.
Forest Service and BLM-administered land, off-highway
use of any vehicle is permitted in designated areas only
(including ATS). Check with local agency offices for maps
of appropriate areas, both the U.S. Forest Service and
BLM also provide brochures and maps about off-highway
vehicle (OHV) opportunities.
are also numerous ATV areas within or adjacent to state
parks. Again, check to determine proper use areas.
/ off-highway vehicle use is not allowed in most national
parks, wilderness areas, or on lake shores.
Utah Off-Highway Vehicle Statute states that registered
off-highway vehicles may be operated on public land, trails,
streets, or highways that are posted by sign or designated
by map or description as open to off-highway vehicle use
by the controlling federal, state, county, or municipal
agency. According to this law, all roads, etc. are closed
to ATV's unless posted open.
Children 8 to 16 years old are required to be certified
to operate an ATV on public land.
more information on laws and rules, contact Utah State
Parks and Recreation at (801-538-7220).