Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Duchesne, Utah

Timber Canyon Trail

Scenic, relaxing route connecting Hwy 6 (near Soldier Summit) to Hwy 40 (near Duchesne). Trail follows the Right Fork of the White River early on, and the Strawberry River toward the end.Scenery includes dramatic rocky…
Total Miles
17.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

White River Loop

Begins just off of US Highway 6 at Soldier Summit. Vegetation goes from sagebrush and willows that follow the White River up to higher elevation pine and aspen. Forest Service roads are mostly graded and…
Total Miles
33.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Top of the World Loop

One of the legendary trails in Northern Utah. This easy loop has million-dollar views. It goes through the pine tree all the way to the top of the mountain. At the top is a couple…
Total Miles
13.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Soapstone Pass Trail

Soapstone Pass Trail is best for people looking for camping opportunities and seeking low-difficulty ways to get deeper into the Uintas Mountains. This road crosses from Mirror Lake Highway (150) down to 35 through the…
Total Miles
7.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Washington Lake Trail

This trail provides a scenic alternative to 150 when driving up through the Uintas. Running along the foothills of Pitt and Paige Hill as well as Haystack Mountain, this well-maintained mild dirt road is easily…
Total Miles
8.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

North Slope to Deep Creek

A lengthy, but mostly easy route that meanders through nearly 100 miles of Utah's Ashley and Wasatch National Forests. There are plenty of spurs and alternate routes to explore along the way. You'll also encounter…
Total Miles
89
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Spring Canyon Trail

Very rough rocky trail. It's a 4-wheel drive with high clearance and slow going. Through some tight spots on the trail. Might get some pin striping on the vehicle. Don't recommend full size. But there…
Total Miles
2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Gardners Fork

This is a great trail if you want to escape into the Utah backcountry. This high alpine canyon is beautiful and rugged, high clearance only here or you will be scraping the bottom. The trail…
Total Miles
3.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Deep Creek RD

Deep Creek Road is an easy, yet excellent way to explore Utah's Ashley National Forest off of the pavement. This road is well maintained, and well suited to nearly any type of vehicle in the…
Total Miles
6.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su

Millers Flat Road

Millers Flat Road is part of the Arapeen OHV trail system in central Utah. The trail is well maintained with just enough technical driving to keep it exciting. The road drops down from the ridge…
Total Miles
16.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su

Buckhorn Draw to Wedge Overlook

Enjoy a day in the desert on this easy, family-friendly road, open to nearly any vehicle when dry. Stop and enjoy a 130-foot pictograph next to a very distinct dinosaur footprint. Take in the beautiful…
Total Miles
37
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Skyline Drive North

Towering above the valley floor, this section of the Skyline Drive trail is around 10,000' in elevation and offers some incredible views for miles around. Gates are closed for the winter/early spring months. Still expect…
Total Miles
16.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Tusher Canyon Rim

This is a dead-end 20-mile trail round-trip along the rim of the majestic Tusher Canyon. In places the trail is rutted and there is evidence of erosion. You cross some slick rocks, and there are…
Total Miles
9.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Tusher Canyon Trail

Traveling into the wash that flows out of Tusher Canyon, this 7.5-mile trail takes you all the way through the canyon with high sandstone cliffs on both sides. If it's recently rained, this canyon will…
Total Miles
6.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

San Rafael River Road

San Rafael River Road is a very nice out and back route that takes you from the south entrance of Buckhorn Canyon into the Mexican Mountain Wilderness. Primarily an undulating dirt road with some wash…
Total Miles
13.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Tusher Wash Left

This track takes you into the left-hand wash of Tusher Canyon in the Book Cliff Mountains northeast of Green River, Utah. You go up through the canyon. Our 75" SXS had no problem with the…
Total Miles
8.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Tusher Wash Right

This 36-mile (RT) track explores the right-hand wash of Tusher Canyon in the Book Cliff Mountains northeast of Green River, UT. You gain 2933 feet in elevation, moving up into the pine and aspen trees…
Total Miles
16.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Skyline Drive South

Towering above the valley floor, this section of the Skyline Drive trail is around 10,000' in elevation and offers some incredible views for miles around. Gates are closed for the winter / early spring months.…
Total Miles
8.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Pipeline East

If you find yourself near Flaming Gorge looking for a good spot to camp, Pipeline East Road is an excellent spot to set up shop and explore a bit. For the most part, the road…
Total Miles
5.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

American Fork Snake Creek

This trail is a low risk, high pay out trail with lots of jaw dropping views. The trail could honestly be done in a 2WD sedan if you don't explore any of the side trails.…
Total Miles
16.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Airport Connector

This trail starts halfway through Trail 9188 and climbs out of the wash up a steep dirt ledge on the north side of the wash. The rest of the trail is fast and flowy singletrack…
Total Miles
1.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Sp

Arapeen Ephraim Canyon to Joes Valley

This trail climbs Ephraim Canyon to Skyline Drive before a few miles on Skyline. There is then a 50" trail that descends the back of the mountain to Joes Valley Reservoir before another trail climbs…
Total Miles
39.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Year-round

Book Cliffs, Sego Canyon

Are you in the mood for some beautiful views of Arches National Park, Merrimac Butte and Castle Valley? Pack a lunch and head to Book Cliffs, Sego Canyon. Doug's Point above Thompson Springs is a…
Total Miles
31.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa

Haystack South

This trail is located within Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. Haystack South Trail is an amazing spot to camp or to enjoy a day at the lake in isolation away from camper trailers & crowds.…
Total Miles
3.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Town Trail to Crystal Geyser Road

The Town Trail connects 1600 East in Green River, UT, to the Crystal Geyser. It crosses BLM and Utah State Trust Lands just east of the Green River. This trail might have some areas of…
Total Miles
3.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Canyon Arch

This is a short desert single track south of Green River, UT that follows a wash for a couple of miles surrounded by unique dirt canyon walls. It's easy to follow the wash and there…
Total Miles
2.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Sp

South Reeder/Littles Canyon

High mountain vistas with meadows, thick pines and aspen. Trail is mostly a 50" restriction with wider allowances on either end. Grassy Lake has a Forest service pit toilet if needed and also offers some…
Total Miles
9.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Canyon Wash - BLM 9188

This trail is the section of BLM Route 9188 that runs east to west from the trailhead at Lower San Rafael Road and goes left at the first intersection. It follows a wash for several…
Total Miles
3.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Sp

Salamander Flat Dispersed Camping

Total Miles
0.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Moon Walk - BLM 9172

This singletrack starts halfway through the east to the west section of BLM Trail 9188 and starts out in a wash. This wash has narrower, tighter turns than trail 9188. It exits the wash on…
Total Miles
5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Sp