Looking for the best ATV trails? We hear Utah is the place to be!

There have been recent openings and expansions of trails throughout the year including Iron County’s new trails and expanded trail system in Tooele County.

Which are the best ATV trails?

The best ones we believe are the family friendly ones. Of course, this is a subjective list. If you know the best ATV trail, let us know in the comments!’

1. Moab’s Poison Spider

This trail is probably the most popular. That’s due to the scenery as well as for the trail itself. The total mileage is approximately 37 miles. The road surface in the loop portion of the trail is Navajo Sandstone slickrock with 0.4 miles being bare rock. There are also two blow-sand hills. This trail will give new riders a challenge but it isn’t the most difficult trail out there.

poison spider

2. Hook and Ladder Trail

Dry, hard packed sandstone makes up Hook and Ladder Trail with some sand washes and rugged hill climbs. It is about 40 miles of long loops. The view is of surrounding valleys, sandstone bluffs, and canyons. Petroglyph rock drawings can be found on the trail as well. Open year round, most of the trails are wide enough for ATVs and there are some trails that can accommodate 4×4 vehicles.

3. Arapeen Trail System

The Arapeen Trail System is the longest one on this list coming in over 350 miles. The scenery is forest, forest, and forest. Three campgrounds in the area provide direct access to the trail including Potters Pond, Indian Creek, and Joe’s Valley. In order to take in all 350 miles, it’s recommended that you should take a 3-5 day stay.

Arapeen Trail System

4. Diamond Park

Probably the hardest trail, Diamon Park offers many single track trails from the intermediate to difficult level. Once you’re done taking on Diamon Fork you can head to the Diamond Fork Hot Springs. (We hear that some consider the hot springs to be clothing optional so don’t rule out nude bathers!)  Diamon Fork campground is open year round but the trails are only open from late April to the end of October.

5. Taylor Fork

Another popular trail, Taylor Fork has two designated loops. Ceder Loop and Beaver Creek. We here the best time to visit is in the late summer but you can go now and have a great time. This trail is 25 miles so a bit shorter than the others ones on this list. This is mostly for amateur riders although someone did that comment that, “There were a couple parts of the trail that were a bit gnarly. Not for a beginner.”

If you have any ATV trails that you like, leave them in the comments! We’d love to hear your favorite trails!

 

 

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