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Doc's Beach

Monday, May 13, 2019

Alt Names

Rock Point Canal, Steinaker Dam, Pitt Ditch, Red Mountain, Dry Fork Canyon, Doc's Beach

Last Known StatusOpen

This popular locals spot offers a wide variety of terrain that ranges from sandy washes, short and long hillclimbs, slick rock gardens and numerous miles of double track ATV trails to explore. Mountain and colorful canyon views are plentiful, so bring the camera. Vegetation is sparse but primarily consists of various juniper trees and sage brush.

There is no fee charged to park or ride at the BLM trailhead. The trailhead offers plenty of space for parking and primitive camping. Amenities are limited but a vault toilet and informational kiosk is available.

Camping and additional day use parking with direct trail access is available at Steinaker State Park. The park recently added a new cabin rental which comes with a queen sized bunk bed, futon bed, dining table with four chairs, microwave, refrigerator, AC and heat.

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Nearest CityVernal, UT
AddressW Jackson Ranch Road, Vernal, UT 84078
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From: Vernal, UT
1) Take Hwy 121 west about 2 miles
2) Turn right (north) onto 2500 W Street, continue 3.3 miles
3) Turn right (east) onto W Jackson Ranch Road, staging area is on the left.




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesUT OHV sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Reciprocity OfferedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
permitted at Steinaker Campground
Night RidingNoarea is open for day use only
Cross CountryPermitted
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.


ParkingYes ($8.00)
Steinaker day use parking fee; no charge at BLM trailhead.
Tent: $15.00
RV: $28.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Steinaker Campground Fee
CommentSteinaker Campground Cabin Rental  - $60/night


Contact InfoBLM - Vernal Field Office
170 South 500 East
Vernal, UT 84078
(435) 781-4400


Doc's Beach Trail Photo

Doc's Beach Trail

Photo Submitted 6/4/2017 (Thanks!)

Doc's Beach Trail Photo

Doc's Beach Trail

Photo Submitted 8/17/2018 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size9,600 acres (15 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation5580 to 6400 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis BLM land has few roads.Few
ShadeThis BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (SE)Ashley Regional Medical Center (435) 789-3342
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)7-11 (435) 789-6803
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)7-11 (435) 789-6803
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (E)Steinaker Campground (435) 789-4475
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (E)Steinaker Campground (435) 789-4475
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (E)Steinaker Campground (435) 789-4475
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (E)Steinaker Campground (435) 789-4475
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)7-11 (435) 789-6803
Swimming Swim Area1-5 Miles (E)Steinaker Reservoir
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (E)Steinaker Reservoir
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (E)Steinaker Boat Ramp (435) 789-4475
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