ATV Trails in Eastern Utah

ATV Trails in Eastern Utah
If you are planning an ATV vacation in eastern Utah, there are several trails available. All terrain vehicles are not permitted on public roads, though, so ATVs must be transported by truck or trailer to trail heads. ATV trails in eastern Utah take riders through mountains, deserts and canyons.

Arapeen Off Highway Vehicle Trail System

Located in the Manti-La Sal National Forest, just off the Huntington Canyon National Scenic Byway, the Arapeen Off Highway Vehicle Trail System comprises 350 milea of trails, all of which permit ATVs. The trails also allow hikers, mountain bikes, horses and other off-road vehicles, so ATV riders will have to share the trail. There are some advanced portions of the Arapeen Off Highway Vehicle Trail System, which are marked clearly by signs, and there are areas for fishing, hunting and camping right off the path.

The San Rafael Swell

The San Rafael Swell in eastern Utah encompasses 2,000 miles of canyons, deserts and sandstone formations. There are hundreds of miles of open roads and paths available for recreational driving within the swell. ATV roads are accessible from highways 191 and 6 from the north, Interstate 70 from the south, Green River from the east and Highway 10 from the west. Signs that mark the trails and warn riders about hazards and vehicle restrictions along the route.


Moab, Utah is surrounded by the canyons, mesas, mountains and rock formations that make Utah's landscape famous. There are more than 30 trails all within a short drive of Moab. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, river rafting and climbing, as well as ATVing. There are miles upon miles of trails, of varying levels of difficulty, that wind through forests, deserts, canyons and past river beds.

Article Written By Alexis Lawrence

Alexis Lawrence is a freelance writer, filmmaker and photographer with extensive experience in digital video, book publishing and graphic design. An avid traveler, Lawrence has visited at least 10 cities on each inhabitable continent. She has attended several universities and holds a Bachelor of Science in English.

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