Riding ATVs in Southern Utah

Apr 01, 2012 No Comments by

The trails in Southern Utah are dry, open, and calling out for fun-loving ATV (all terrain vehicles) riders! Around Capitol Reef, we have some wonderful places for you to roll those four-wheelers through. A crisscrossing network of dirt roads zigs and zags throughout the desert areas and the mountains. You can start on the red dirt among the scents of sage and end up atop a mountain with commanding views of the endless scenery, surrounded by ponderosa pines.


Our absolute favorite place to send ATV riders is along a nearby mesa called the Velvet Ridge. Extending nine miles one way, this is great route that offers up spectacular views of the Torrey area, Boulder Mountain, and out over Capitol Reef National Park and the Henry Mountains. An easy drive right from our retail store, you can motor along the ATV trail, find a lunch spot with endless views, and cruise back the same way. There are little dips and hills on this route, making it easy for novices but with just enough thrills to put a smile on faces.


Not sure how skilled you are at operating a four wheeler? Never fear, we give you instruction right in the parking lot at our store, go over safety stuff, hand you well-fitting helmets, and send you on your way! We have single seaters, two-seaters, and a 6-seater Ranger that can accommodate your families or a pack of friends.

If you plan to visit during a holiday weekend, book your ATVs early–they tend to get snapped up well in advance.


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Email us: info@backcountryoutfitters.com

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Julie is a freelance writer and wilderness guide in southern Utah. She especially enjoys books, coffee, yoga, wild country, horses, and dark chocolate. See more of her work at Wild Girl Writing.
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