Best Off-Road Trails in Utah: 2020

Utah is truly a mecca for every kind of off-roader. For side-by-sides cruising across slickrock, to Jeeps crawling over boulders, to dirt bikes ripping single track, Utah has explorable terrain every month of the year. Everyone knows Moab is a popular off-roading destination, but what about the rest of the state? If you are looking for something new, or to get away from the crowds, check out our list of the best Utah off-roading trails of 2020.

(Looking for Moab-specific trails? Check out the best Moab off-road trails of 2020 here.)

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Best Utah Off-Road Trails of 2020

Maps of Utah off-road trails

Toquerville Falls, near St. George

Difficulty: Easy / Duration: 7 miles

Toquerville Falls is a fairly easy trail, with a few rutted spots, that is marked by an amazing set of waterfalls on La Verkin Creek. Stop at the falls and jump in the creek.The trail crosses over the creek, so depending on the time of year, the creek may be impassable due to high water. Most stock medium-high clearance SUVs should have no problem on this beautiful trail.

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Sand Mountain Open OHV Area

Difficulty: Varying / Duration: Varying

Get ready for classic sand dune riding. This popular open OHV area covers nearly 5,000 acres for off-road enthusiasts to explore. If you dare, rip on up to Sand Mountain, the largest single dune in the Great Basin. Some dispersed camping is available, but there’s no water so plan ahead. Want to explore further? Take a step back in time on the adjacent Warner Valley Dinosaur Tracks road that will take you to preserved dinosaur footprints.

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Maze Overlook, Canyonlands National Park

Difficulty: Moderate / Distance: 13 miles

Explore the Maze area on this fun ride with unique terrain and beautiful views. To get to this trail you will have to drive down the Flint Trail Switchbacks. Once at the Maze Overlook, look southeast to the Chocolate Drop spires. Hike down into the Maze and connect to miles of hiking trails. The toughest spot on this trail is a moderate ledge at 1.4 miles. High clearance and low-range gearing is a must.

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Hotel Rock

Difficulty: Moderate / Duration: 4 miles

90 miles south of Moab, this awesome route passes through desert terrain with beautiful mountain views. Once you hit the trail, expect dirt and rock, sandy washes and steep rock climbs. The Hotel Rock feature, which is an old Anasazi lookout, can be found on Little Baullie Mesa. Be respectful of archeological sites and tread lightly.

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Paiute ATV Trail

Difficulty: Easy / Duration: 18 miles

The Paiute ATV Trail is a massive trail system with over 2,000 miles to explore for vehicles 50” and narrower. The main trails are in the Tushar and Pahvant Mountains. There are almost countless trails so plan a for a big, exciting day, but make sure to Track your trip in the App so you can get back safely. Make sure to bring a camera for the great views.

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Jenny Sheets

Jenny Sheets is the copywriter and on the product marketing team for onX Offroad. She lives in Montana where she dirt bikes, trail runs, camps, and overlands with her husband and dog.