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Swett Ranch Trail

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Other Names

Ashley National Forest, Vernal Ranger District, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Greendale Canal, Allen Creek, Trail Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

This ATV trail forms a scenic six mile hard packed doubletrack loop that winds through some grassy meadows and light rolling hills with scenic views of the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The trail is rated as mostly easy with a few moderate climbs.

The trail forms a long loop around the Swett Ranch, which was a working homestead during the early 1900's but is now a registered historic landmark that is open to the public during the summer months.

Overnight parking is not permitted at the trailhead but camping is just a short distance away at Greendale or Firefighers Memorial Campgrounds.

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Permit RequiredYesUT OHV sticker required
Dates OpenMay 1 - September 30
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoNon-residents must purchase a non-resident OHV permit.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust 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 Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


Tent: $20.00
RV: $20.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Greendale Campground Fee


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityDutch John, UT
AddressSwett Ranch Road, Dutch John, UT 84023
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Vernal, UT
1) Take US-191 North about 30 miles
2) Turn right (north) to stay on US-191, continue .5 miles
3) Turn left (north-west) onto Swett Ranch Road, continue about 1 mile
4) Trailhead entrance is on the right (north).


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



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Approx Size1,280 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail6
Climate TypeForest
Elevation7400 to 8200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has almost all hard pack terrain.All
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 little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
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 some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little



Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Conoco (215) 236-5395
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Conoco (215) 236-5395
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NE)Greendale Campground (435) 789-1181
RV Hookups RV HookupDutch John, UT
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NE)Firefighters Memorial Campground (435) 789-1181 - $6
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (NE)Greendale Campground (435) 789-1181
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Conoco (215) 236-5395
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