Strawberry Mountains ATV Trails System

Strawberry Mountains Trail system

Strawberry Mountains ATV Trails – Strawberry Reservoir (Utah) 

Region:  Northern Trail head

Location:  Strawberry Reservoir (about 30 miles east of Heber City)

Trailhead GPS:  40°14’40.37″N 111° 9’25.87″W

Trail Mileage:  50 Miles +/-

Riding Difficulty:  Mostly Easy, some more difficult if you’re looking for it

Temperature Range:  30-90 Depending on Season

Trail Description

The Strawberry Mountains Trail system also known as Currant Creek is a great place to take the family out for a beautiful ride. The trail mostly follows groomed dirt roads and well used jeep width roads. The trail offers some incredible views of Strawberry Lake, Currant Creek Reservoir, Duchesne Ridge, and other rivers and lakes in the area. This is another fun trail to spend a day exploring the different sections and branches. There are several places to park along the road and near Currant Creek Reservoir.The nearest city for this train is Heber. 

 

Strawberry Mountains ATV Trails Map

Additional Trail Information

Elevation High: 9800

Elevation Low: 7670

Terrain: Ranges from groomed road to jeep trails

Vegetation: Pines, Aspen, Sagebrush, Wildflowers

Best Travel Season: Summer and Fall

Map Availability: At Strawberry Visitors Center

Breakfast Joint: Heber

CityBase Camp: Plenty of campsites along the trail and near the trailhead

Luxury Lodge: Daniels Summit Lodge

 

 

Kamas | UT | Lilly Lake and Murdock Basin

Kamas (Bear River Lodge), UT

Region:  Northern

Trailhead Location:  On State Road-150 or the “Mirror Lake Highway” in the high Uintas

Trailhead GPS:  40°40’40.03″N 110°57’9.15″W

Trail Mileage:  40 Miles +/-

Riding Difficulty:  Mostly easy, some difficultTemperature Range:  40-85 depending on season

Trail Description

Located in the high Uintas is the Lilly lake or Murdock Basin ATV trail system (not to be confused with Lily Lake or Wolverine Trail System). This is a perfect place to take the family camping for the weekend and get in some great ATV riding. This area is well marked from the Highway and there a plenty of improved camp sites. A permit is required in this area and you will be stopped at the ranger station to pick it up. Most noticeable about this area is the number of lakes and streams. Many avid fishermen love to ride this trail with a fishing pole attached to their ATV and stop by the small lake for a few casts.

Trail difficulty depends on what you’re looking for and riders can keep it as simple as graded dirt roads or more challenging ATV width trails with some steep climbs. Because of the elevation, this area is only accessible for a few months of the year (Summer and Early Fall). There are also some great hikes in the area if you’re willing to get off the machine. Keep a good rain jacket handy as this area can turn to a downpour in a matter of a few minutes.

Additional Trail Information

Elevation High: 10000+

Elevation Low: 8800

Terrain: Ranges from graded dirt roads to rocky ATV trails

Vegetation: High Uinta Pines and aspen

Best Travel Season: Mid Summer to Early FallMap

Availability: REI or Bear River Lodge

Breakfast Joint: Bear River Lodge or Kamas

Base Camp: Plenty of Great Camping along Mirror Lake Highway

Luxury Lodge: Bear River Lodge



Kamas | UT | Taylor Fork and Cedar Hollow

Kamas, UT

Region:  Northern

Trailhead Location:  7 miles east of Kamas on Mirror Lake Highway (SR-150)

Trailhead GPS:  40°37’19.84″N 111° 8’45.97″W

Trail Mileage:  40 Miles +/-

Riding Difficulty:  Moderate with some difficult areas

Temperature Range:  40-90 depending on season

Trail Description

ATV riders can access this trail system from either the Mirror Lake Highway side (SR-150 from Kamas) or the Cedar Hollow side located on SR-35 just east of Francis and just past Woodland. There is a day use permit required on this trail that can be picked up at the fee station. This trail is mostly jeep width and can get very dusty if it hasn’t rained in a while. The trail is mostly moderate riding, but there are a few difficult steep and rocky areas. This is a fun trail to explore the different branches and sections.

Additional Trail Information

Elevation High: 8600

Elevation Low: 7100

Terrain: Jeep width trails, very rocky and steep in placesVegetation: Pines, Aspen, Wildflowers

Best Travel Season: Summer and Fall

Map Availability: Kamas Ranger Station or Fee Station

Breakfast Joint: Kamas

Base Camp: Several improved campsites along the mirror lake highway

Luxury Lodge: Park City


Lehi | Utah | Five mile Pass Trail System

15 miles west of Lehi on Utah/Tooele County Boarder Highway 73, UT

Region:  Northern

Trailhead Location:  Approximtely 15 miles west of Lehi

Trail Mileage:  50 miles +/-

Riding Difficulty:  Caters to all rider experience

Temperature Range:  0 – 100+ Depending on season

Trail Description

Five Mile Pass has numerous atv trails to ride and is great place for winter atv riding when many of the trails are under snow in other areas. The Trail head sits on the north side of highway 73, however there is a small area to the south as well. The actual Five Mile Pass area is BLM land, but there are many different paths that can take you to private ground so be careful and be sure to stay out of these areas. There are also areas further west that you can unload that provide some relief from the bustling traffic caused by good weather.
The trail system caters to all levels, as you get closer to the mountains the riding difficulty increases quickly. The shale rock can be slippery especially after it rains. Be sure to bring plenty of water when you go, as this trail tends to heat up quickly in the later spring and early fall seasons.

Additional Trail Information

Elevation High: 4000

Elevation Low: 5000

Terrain: Desert

Vegetation: Sagebrush, Cactus, Slate rock,

Best Travel Season: Spring, Fall

Map Availability: Avaialable through BLM

Breakfast Joint: LehiBase Camp: Lehi

Luxury Lodge: Provo


Saratoga Springs|Israel Canyon Road

Saratoga Springs, UT

Region:  Northern

Trailhead Location:  Enter through the Stillwater development

Trailhead GPS:  NA

Trail Mileage:  6 miles

Riding Difficulty:  Easy

Temperature Range:  60 early spring – 80 Summer

Trail Description

Israel Canyon in Saratoga Springs is a great trail to for exploring. It is also great for a quick jaunt up the mountain with the kids. It will take you to a trail system that spans from Saratoga Springs Utah, south to Eureka, and Northwest to 5mile Pass. It is also very close to the civilized world so you can plan a quick lunch in Saratoga Springs and be back to the trail in no time. Don’t let the description fool you though, the terrain can turn very steep very quickly so beware. Stick to the main trail if you are a novice.

Additional Trail Information

Elevation High: 6000 ft

Elevation Low: 4100

Terrain: Mountain

Vegetation: Scrub Oak

Best Travel Season: Late Spring Early Fall

Map Availability:

Breakfast Joint: Lehi – One Man Band, IHOP, Denny’s.

Base Camp: Lehi has motels right on Main street exit, also Thanksgiving Point Exit

Luxury Lodge: Provo Marriot



Oakley | UT | Smith & Morehouse Trail System

Oakley , UT

Region:  Northern

Trailhead Location:  Just past Smith and Morehouse Reservoir and Ledgefork CG

Trailhead GPS:  40° 44’26.29” N 111° 06’03.50” W

Trail Mileage:  20 Miles +/-

Riding Difficulty:  Moderate

Temperature Range:  30-90°F Depending on Season

Trail Description

Located about an hour away from Salt Lake City is the beautiful Smith and Morehouse ATV Trail. This trail is sometimes called Mud Lake Flat, Mud Flats, or the Ledgefork trail. The trailhead is located just beyond the Smith and Morehouse Reservior and right next to the Ledgefork Campground entrance. The trail is jeep width and is fairly well maintained throughout the year. It can get dusty in the summer and fall if it hasn’t rained in a while so make sure to wear goggles and a mask.

The trail takes riders about three miles up the canyon before it reaches the Mud Flats area and begins to branch out into several different routes. This is a really fun trail system to explore all the different sections and obstacles. There are several places with incredible views of the Uintas and the Kamas Valley. The riding isn’t difficult except for a few rock fields that any decent rider can navigate with the right line. Plenty of deer can be seen on this ride and occasionally you’ll see an elk or even a black bear.

Like most areas in the Uintas, much of the terrain looks similar so a good map and GPS are really helpful on this trail system. The ranger station right before you get to the reservoir has a great map of the area if you get there during a time it’s open. There’s also a reason why they call it “Mud” Flats. During a good rain or snow storm, the trail gets very muddy and slippery. It’s a good idea to watch the weather before you head out.

Additional Trail Information

Elevation High: 9800

Elevation Low: 7800

Terrain: Jeep trail with dirt and rocks

Vegetation: Aspen, Pine, Sagebrush, etc.

Best Travel Season: Early Summer through Mid

FallMap Availability: Ranger Station just before the lake

Breakfast Joint: Oakley, Kamas, Heber, Park

CityBase Camp: Ledgefork Campground

Luxury Lodge: Park City is about 23 miles to the West


Salt Lake City | UT | Big Cottonwood Canyon/Mineral Fork

Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City , UT

Region:  Northern

Trailhead Location:  6 Miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon

Trailhead GPS:  40°38’11.45″N 111°41’54.71″W

Trail Mileage:  7 Miles +/-

Riding Difficulty:  Moderate to Difficult

Temperature Range:  40 – 90 Degrees F

Trail Description

The Mineral Fork trail is the only ATV accessible trail located in the Cottonwood Canyons and is only minutes away from Salt Lake City. This is a great ride after work or early on a Saturday morning where you don’t want to spend all day out riding. This trail will take most riders around two hours round trip (depending on stops).

Big Cottonwood Canyon gets heavy snow so riding is generally limited to Summer and Fall. The trail follows the old mining road close to 6 miles up the canyon and gains nearly 4000 ft in elevation ending up close to 10200 ft. After only a few minutes of riding, the trail begins to cross a small stream. Several switchbacks take you back and forth across the stream providing one of Utah’s most scenic ATV trail sections. After the initial switchbacks, the trail narrows into the most difficult section of the ride in a rocky gap between a cliff wall and large boulders. Groups that take their time and carefully pick their line should have no problem navigating the obstacle.

Once past the rocky gap, the trail wanders through aspen and pine groves and through the stream. After a few miles of riding, the trail takes you past the old Mineral Fork Mine. The mine is gated off, but worth a quick stop to see the historic site. Once past the mine, the trail gains elevation very quickly after dozens of switchbacks. Eventually the terrain turns to large rock fields and continues to follow switchbacks until you end up close to the top of the canyon.

Riders are amazed at how far up the canyon the trail actually takes them. For those that are adventurous, a quick and steep hike will take you to the top of the mountain where it overlooks the canyon to the West with Lake Blanch and Sundial Peak. The view from the top is truly one of the top Utah ATV destinations and is absolutely breath taking. Most times Mountain Goats can be spotted on the rocks at the top and Moose and Deer seen lower.

Located about 6 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon on the south side of the canyon is the Mineral Fork trail. The trail parking lot is just off the shoulder of the road and to access the trail you have to around a gate blocking the old mining road. For Google Map directions to the trail head from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Additional Trail Information

Elevation High: 10200

Elevation Low: 6700

Terrain: Dirt, Rocks, and some Boulders/Very Rocky in some spots

Vegetation: Aspen and Pines

Best Travel Season: Summer and Fall

Map Availability: REI or Salt Lake Ranger District

Breakfast Joint: Silver Fork Lodge or Porcupine

Base Camp: Spruces or Redman Camp Grounds

Luxury Lodge: Silver Fork Lodge or Solitude Ski Resort


American Fork Canyon ATV Trails

American Fork Canyon

Where is American Fork Utah ATV Trails Located ?

Region:  Northern

Trailhead Location:  About 9 miles up American Fork Canyon

Trailhead GPS:  40°28’58.87″N 111°38’41.95″W

Trail Mileage:  30 Miles +/-

Riding Difficulty:  Moderate to Difficult

Temperature Range:  65F – 85F

How much does it cost to get into American Fork Canyon ATV Trails ?

American Fork Canyon is evergreen trail in Utah. Due to its heavy popularity various recreational and cultural resources are impacted. It is estimated that in one year around a million visitors visit American Fork Canyon. Hence to maintain the canyon there is an entrance fee which is collected at the entrance of the park. This fee is subject to only visitors who wants to visit the place and do camping or indulge in other adventurous activities. Any visitors passing by State Road 92 which connects the  canyon are not subject to this entrance fees , if they are not going to visit and just pass through. 

The cost for the American Fork Canyon for 1 to 3 days is 6 USD. 

The cost for the American Fork Canyon for 7 days is 12 USD. 

Annual Pass for visiting American Fork Canyon is 45 USD. 

Further information on the canyon can be obtained from this site.

ATV Trail Description

American Fork Canyon offers a system of different rides with over 30 miles of ATV trails. It’s a great place to get out and explore and has some great destinations such as Mineral Basin, Silver Lake, Old Mines and Cabins, and some great views. Most of the trails are moderate, but you can find difficult trails that will challenge good riders. Once you arrive at Tibble Fork (click here for Google Map directions to Tibble Fork) you will head east on the dirt road just outside of the parking lot. Along that trail you will see signs directing you to Mineral Basin. The trails (click here for Google Map from Mineral Basin to Tibble Fork)

Map to Western Moto

Please review our Terms and Conditions before riding this trail.

Additional Trail Information

Elevation High: 9000

Elevation Low: 5000

Terrain: Mountain, River Rock

Vegetation: Pine, Aspen

Best Travel Season: Late Spring – Fall

Map Availability: At the fee station as you enter the canyon

Breakfast Joint: American Fork

Base Camp: American Fork Canyon

Luxury Lodge: American Fork

 

10 fun things to do in American Fork Canyon

If you are not in a mood to ride your quad and are in American Fork Canyon for recreational time, you can enjoy the following activities:
 
  1. Hiking and toruign the Temp Cave
  2. Hiking at Mount Timpanogos
  3. Kayaking at Tibble Fork Reservoir
  4. Mountain Biking
  5. Driving the Jeeps
  6. ATV riding
  7. Camping
  8. Picnic 
  9. Rock Climbing
  10. Fishing at Tibble Fork Reservoir

 

Tooele | Utah | The Knolls Recreation Area

Salt Lake City, Utah ATV Trail System

Salt Lake City, Utah ATV Trail Description

The Knolls Recreation Area is located right off of I-80 in Utah’s west desert is. Nearly 36,000 acres of sand dunes, hills, and flats this place is the perfect ATV play area. The flats are open and provide you a great area to open up the throttle a little more. There are endless trail opportunities, , however be mindful to stay in the boundaries. If you travel to far south you will enter the Dugway bombing range. The boundaries are clearly marked with a fence so you should know when to stop. Make sure your planning includes plenty of food water and fuel. There are no immediate services (convenience stores, civilization…. at all) and don’t forget and bare essential toiletries (the toilet paper) sagebrush is not a good option.

Additional

Region:  Northern

Trailhead Location:  80 miles west of Salt Lake City

Trailhead GPS:  40°42’46.99″N, 113°18’29.40″W

Trail Mileage:  20-50

Riding Difficulty:  Easy

 

Trail Information

Elevation High: 4500

Elevation Low: 4200

Terrain: Sand, Rock

Vegetation: Desert

Best Travel Season: Spring and

FallMap Availability: See BLM

Breakfast Joint:

Base Camp:

Luxury Lodge: