Type of Ride: OffRoad
Where: Marysvale UT USA
Size/Distance: 300 miles
Originally posted 12/9/2003 10:28:00 PM by RedMan
South-Central Utah's 275-mile long Paiute ATV Trail is a loop trail with no beginning and no end! It passes through several towns and has side trails leading to others. Dirt Wheels magazine rated the Paiute ATV Trail as one of the best 15 trails in the country. It has been rated as one of the top 5 trails in the country by ATV Illustrated magazine. Many riders consider the Paiute Trial to be the top US trail.
Exploring the Paiute ATV Trail
The trail is designed to provide an enjoyable recreation ride through fantastic scenery. The trail was formed by connecting old roads and trails crossing the Fishlake National Forest with intervening BLM-administered land. Several narrow sections of trail were eventually constructed to complete the loop. The main trail is 275 miles long, with over 1000 miles of marked side trails and 1500+ estimated miles of side forest roads and trails.
The Paiute ATV Trail caters to relaxing and family-type riding. Riders along the trails enjoy the scenery and atmosphere of a deeply dense forest, as well as popular activities such as fishing or camping near the path. It is truly impossible to put in writing how people must feel as they sit on a ridge at 11,000 feet looking a hundred miles into the distance, or maneuver their machine through a dense forest on a four-foot-wide trail. The surge of joy and wonder when people see a free-roaming herd of deer or elk is hard to describe. While taking a break on a beautiful canyon trail, one would have to think, "It would be impossible to describe this place - you have to be here!"
The main loop of the trail takes approximately 25 riding hours to complete - but that doesn't leave much time for stopping or taking pictures. For comfort and full enjoyment of the trail, the time should be spread out over three to four days. However, riders choosing to explore the thousands of miles of marked and unmarked side forest roads and trails may find themselves riding for weeks.
The Rocky Mountain ATV Jamboree is held Mid September anually. http://www.atvutah.com/rmatv/index.htm