Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Afton

Smith Forks

This trail/unpaved road winds through the Bridget-Teton National Forest. I did this drive in a 72" SxS so we are relegated to the main forest roads and trails in Wyoming. Their trail system is geared…
Total Miles
40.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Squaw Creek

This trail has two important notes. First is that it is only open to 50" ATV's or smaller. Second is that it is seasonal : open July 1st through August 10th. This trail offers beautiful…
Total Miles
10.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Pat Canyon - 286

Forest Service Road 286 is about 3.5-mile long with beautiful vistas of Star Valley, Wyoming, and the Palisades Reservoir. There are fire pits and a campsite along the first mile near Deer Creek. Bring bug…
Total Miles
3.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Hobble Creek

Hobble Creek road is a very well-maintained Forest Service road that can be accessed by most SUVs & Trucks. The road takes you deep into the Bridger - Teton National Forest passing large meadows like…
Total Miles
21.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

North Piney Lake

This ATV route follows the North Piney Trail through a gorgeous willow-lined valley and then uses the Lake Creek Trail to reach North Piney Lake, a mountain-enveloped lake in the Wyoming Range. Combined, these two…
Total Miles
9.3
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Su / Fa

Black Mountain - 004

You just completed Pat Canyon and you will see a gate. Public access is permitted beyond the gate. The trail meanders along the west side of the Black Mountain with 3.5 miles of easy switchbacks…
Total Miles
3.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Burns Trout Creek Trail

Fun trail for all levels of riding. In the spring and early summer the trail has lots of deep run-offs, ruts, mudholes and dispersed creek water. There are two major, year around, water crossing which…
Total Miles
4.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Big Spring Scenic Backway

The Big Spring Scenic Backway offers a splendid tour of western Wyoming's Tunp Range. From west to east, this drive takes you through a scenic valley of ranchland, up and over Commissary Ridge, and through…
Total Miles
63.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Dans Creek to Caribou Basin

This route takes you next to the Caribou Range just outside of Idaho Falls. The ride starts with beautiful, sweeping views of Gray's Lake outlet, which is lush and green well into August and is…
Total Miles
46
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Su

Jensen Forest Road

Jensen 058 Forest Road is a well-maintained service road through Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Beautiful views, make sure to bring a camera and mosquito repellant. Cell services coverage is limited. Seasonal: Open to ATV, dirt bikes,…
Total Miles
11.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Caribou City Trail #165

This road is highly visited, and worth the trip in winter (snowmobile only) and in Spring, Summer, and Fall. At the end of this ORV trail, you will learn about 1860s Caribou City Mining Town…
Total Miles
3.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

East Fork Ridge

Starting out on a flat dirt road, the route snakes its way up East Fork Ridge. The higher the trail goes, the more narrow and technical it becomes. Near the summit, it enters a burn…
Total Miles
3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

West Fork #863 Elk Creek

Elk Creek Road is a continuous slow uphill climb with beautiful views of the Caribou National Forest. Elk Creek is one lane wide with a few pulls off along the dirt road. This is a…
Total Miles
5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Cliff Creek - 30530

The trail has beautiful views and is an easy entrance to several hiking, mountain biking, and horse trails in the forest. The road is smooth dirt with mud possible during wet seasons. A few areas…
Total Miles
6.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Bone to Caribou Loop

This route takes you from Bone Road to the Caribou Loop. It is in a gorgeous valley with mountains to the West that stay green year-round and are very pretty as the leaves turn in…
Total Miles
21.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Paris Ice Cave

Paris Ice Cave is a small cave in the Bear River Mountains that is a very popular destination to those visiting nearby Bear Lake. It can easily be done in a day with a visit…
Total Miles
10.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Ye

Rash Canyon

This route is a fun beginner route that makes a loop up Rash Canyon. You can start at either the South Fork Fall Creek Motorized Vehicle trailhead at 43.39266, -111.45023, or you can start at…
Total Miles
9.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su

Idaho Falls to Fall Creek Falls

This trail is an easy trail and a more scenic and fun route to Fall Creek Falls. Fall Creek Falls is a beautiful waterfall where Fall Creek meets the South Fork of the Snake River.…
Total Miles
28.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Su

High Line Trail

Nice 50" trail with great views. The trail is hard packed dirt for the most part. There are some hills with loose gravel but not too bad, very little shade on this trail.
Total Miles
3.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su

Oneida Narrows Reservoir

This is an easy trail. You'll be able to do it in 2WD as long as there is no snow. It's a beautiful high dearest scenery that follows the river and ends at a lake.…
Total Miles
14
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Hardware Ranch to Bear Lake

This is a really fun trail that starts at Hardware Ranch and heads up past Old Ephraim's Grave up to Peter Sinks Rd. It eventually goes underneath Hwy 89 and drops down into Garden City…
Total Miles
34.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su

Boss Canyon

Boss Canyon is a very scenic 50" only side trail located off the Franklin Basin road between Logan Canyon, Utah and Cub River, Idaho. The trail is in the trees much of the time and…
Total Miles
7.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Year-round

Franklin Basin Road

Franlin Basin is a beautiful road between Logan Canyon in Utah and Cub River near Preston, Idaho. It's mostly a graded road, but it can be tricky in bad conditions. With the side road options,…
Total Miles
10.8
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Su / Fa

Idaho Falls to Wolverine Canyon

This route takes you from Idaho Falls up Bone Road, past the Bone Store, and up the Wolverine Canyon. It is a fun ride to take all year round for a Sunday drive or a…
Total Miles
17.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Shadow Mountain

This is one trail you don't want to miss. If you're in the area to find epic views of the Grand Tetons and free camp spots, then this trail is for you! The trail is…
Total Miles
11.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Twin Creeks Road to Bubble Spring

Twin Creeks is a great little spot in Logan Canyon that is also one of the least visited areas in the canyon. The dirt road is open to all vehicles, but is rarely driven. A…
Total Miles
3.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Poison Flats Trail Exploring

The route begins at Poison Flats Trailhead, climbs to Poison Flats, and follows the trail to Long Canyon Road. Cut off to the weather station and park at the pond below. Walk up to the…
Total Miles
9.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Toppings Lake Trail Loop

Toppings Lake Trail is an fun short loop of 7 miles of driving that will require a high clearance 4x4 with aired down tires. The Brush Creek 30315 is the narrowest most technical portion that…
Total Miles
6.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Temple Fork and Old Ephraim's Grave

This is a nice forest road in Logan Canyon that ends at the historic gravesite of the last and most famous Grizzly Bear to roam Logan Canyon and likely all of Utah.
Total Miles
7.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Sp

Elk Valley Guard Station

An easy dirt road to the Elk Valley guard station. During the ride, you will pass a really cool beaver dam. You do have to pass through a gate, just be mindful and close it…
Total Miles
1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa