Utah Off Road Trails

Photo TourUtah offers outstanding opportunities for offroading. Whether you like four-wheeling over red rock or ATVing through the desert or mountains, there is something here for everyone.

The Utah section of the Great Western Trail provides great opportunities for ATVing, hiking, snowmobiling and other activities. It runs north/south through the center of the state.

With so much of Utah designated as public land administered for recreational use, and hundreds of miles of backcountry trails, great four-wheel drive or ATV terrain is never far away. But please remember, because our mountains and deserts are remote and fragile, it is important to heed all applicable restrictions in order to protect yourself and the landscape.

On Forest Service and BLM-administered land, off-highway use of any vehicle is permitted in designated areas only. Check with the local agency office. The U.S. Forest Service and BLM also provide brochures and maps about off-highway vehicle (OHV) opportunities. There are numerous recreational vehicle areas within or adjacent to state parks. Check to determine proper use areas. Although off-highway vehicle use is not allowed in most national parks, wilderness areas, or on lake shores, numerous trails may be found adjacent to or around these areas.

The Utah Off-Highway Vehicle Statute states that all Utah public lands, roads, trails, etc., are closed to all terrain vehicles (ATVs) and OHVs unless designated as open by the land owner. Be sure and check if your destination is open! Children 8 to 16 years old are required to be certified to operate an OHV on public land. For more information on laws and rules contact Utah State Parks and Recreation at 801-538-7220.

In many areas of the state four-wheel drive and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rentals are available. Guided backcountry trips employing four-wheel drive or all-terrain vehicles are an excellent way to see some of Utah's most beautiful and untouched landscapes.

Learn about health and safety issues relating to travel and recreation.

View a list of Utah's professional off-road guides and outfitters:
ATV Tours
ATV Rentals
Four-Wheel Drive Tours

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