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Outlaw ATV Trail

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Alt Names

Ashley National Forest, Vernal Ranger District, East Park Reservoir, Oaks Park Reservoir, Cart Creek, Big Lake, Little Brush Creek, Taylor Mountain, Dyer Mountain, Uinta Mountains, Trout Creek Peak, Kaler Hollow Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

This 38-mile long loop offers ATV riders a wide variety of terrain and difficulty that ranges from smooth and hardpacked gravel and dirt roads that wind through rolling hills and grassy meadows to chunky and steep mountain climbs. The trail winds through a scenic mixed pine and aspen forest with panoramic mountain views.

There are several designated trailheads and campgrounds that offer direct trail access. Most of the campgrounds are free except for East Park but note there is no running water at any of the sites so come prepared.

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Nearest CityVernal, UT
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From: Vernal, UT
For McKee Road Trailhead:
1) Take Hwy 191 north about 26 miles
2) Turn right (east) onto Forest Service Road 253/McKee Road, staging area is on the right.

For Cart Creek Road Trailhead:
3) Continue north on Hwy 191 past McKee Road about 2 miles
4) Turn left (west) onto Forest Service Road 62/Cart Creek Road, continue about .25 miles
5) Staging area is on the right (north).


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesUT OHV sticker required
Dates OpenMay 1 - September 30
Reciprocity OfferedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
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
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 CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYes
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on the trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.


Tent: $12.00
RV: $12.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
East Park Campground Fee


Contact InfoAshley National Forest - Vernal Ranger District
355 North Vernal Avenue
Vernal, UT 84078
(435) 789-1181


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Approx Size64,000 acres (100 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail38
Climate TypeForest
Elevation8000 to 9500 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 some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
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 few roads.Few
ShadeThis national forest has some shaded areas.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (S)Ashley Regional Medical Center (435) 789-3342
Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (N)Conoco (215) 236-5395
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (N)Conoco (215) 236-5395
Potable Water Water20-30 Miles (S)Steinaker Campground (435) 789-4475
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (S)Steinaker Campground (435) 789-4475
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (S)Steinaker Campground (435) 789-4475
Primitive Camping Campground20-30 Miles (S)Steinaker Campground (435) 789-4475
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (N)Conoco (215) 236-5395
Swimming Swim AreaVernal, UT
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (S)Steinaker Boat Ramp (435) 789-4475
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