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Murdock Basin

Friday, June 01, 2018

Alt Names

Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest, Kamas Ranger District, Pyramid Lake, Echo Lake, Marshall Lake, Lost Lake, Murdock Mountain, Broadwater Meadows

Last Known StatusOpen

This area consists of miles of rocky and hardpacked ATV trails that form nice long loops and some side 4x4 roads with pscenic mountain and lake views. The main staging area has plenty of room for camping and parking but there are no other services except for a vault toilet so come prepared. The trails are open seasonally to motorized use beginning around June through late October.

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Nearest CityHeber City, UT
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From: Salt Lake City, UT
1) Take I-80 east to exit 148
2) Merge onto US-40 south, continue to exit 4
3) Turn left (east) off the exit ramp onto SR-248, continue 11.4 miles
4) Turn left (north) onto SR-32/Main Street, continue .2 miles
5) Turn right (east) onto SR-150, continue about 20 miles
6) Turn right (north-east) onto Murdock Basin Road, continue about 1.5 miles
7) Turn right at the fork, continue about .5 miles toward the staging area.

*Note: Do not take trailers past the main staging area or up the Broadhead Meadows Road. Both roads are narrow and rocky.


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Permit RequiredYesUT OHV Sticker
Dates OpenJune 1 - October 31
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some Areaspermitted on Forest Service Roads
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas(maximum width 50 inches)
permitted on Forest Service Roads
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.
CommentNo specific decibel limit however excessive mechanical is noise prohibited.




Contact InfoUinta Wasatch Cache National Forest - Kamas Ranger District
50 E. Center Street
Kamas, UT 84036
(435) 783-4338
Contact InfoUtah State Parks OHV Education Office
1594 W North Temple, Suite 116
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(800) 648-7433


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Miles Of Trail30
Climate TypeForest
Elevation9100 to 10000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (SW)Heber Valley Medical Center (435) 654-2500
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)7-11 (435) 783-4359
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)7-11 (435) 783-4359
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NE)Lost Creek Campground (435) 783-4338 or (877) 444-6777
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (SW)Knotty Pine Resort (435) 783-4349
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (SW)Knotty Pine Resort (435) 783-4349
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (NE)Lost Creek Campground (435) 783-4338 or (877) 444-6777
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)7-11 (435) 783-4359
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (W)Hailstone Beach (435) 649-9540
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (W)Rock Cliff Boat Ramp (435) 782-3030
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