Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Irwin, Idaho

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jackass Loop Trail (FS 264)

Jackass Loop is a well-maintained two-way dirt road that crosses the Idaho-Wyoming state boundary in the Targhee National Forest. Running parallel to the Ashton-Flagg Ranch Road, the trail weaves through dense birch and pine trees…
Total Miles
16.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su

Ashton-Flagg Ranch Lake Road

This backcountry drive connects Flagg Ranch near Yellowstone's south entrance to the farmlands surrounding Ashton, Idaho. The road travels between the roadless Winegar Hole Wilderness to the north and the Jededia Smith Wilderness to the…
Total Miles
31.9
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
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

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

Beer Run

The trail starts near Saint Anthony Sand Dunes in open desert cattle land. The route, then takes you through forests by the Island Park Reservoir, and ends by following between the road and Henrys Fork.…
Total Miles
50.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / 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

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

Flagstaff

This beautiful backcountry drive explores the mountains east of Grand Teton National Park that are known as the Mount Leidy Highlands. The main trunk road takes you uphill to an overlook of the Tetons, passes…
Total Miles
16.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Buffalo River via Fish Creek

This is a fun Forest Service Road that will take you up Fish Creek Road where you will turn onto Chick Creek Road up to almost 8,000 feet with spectacular views of the area to…
Total Miles
19.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Box Canyon Trailhead

This dirt trail runs through private seasonal cabins, so it's slow going for dust control. The trail is well maintained until reaching the furthest out point where it turns off for a hiking trail and…
Total Miles
1.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Fish - Chick Creek Roads

This is a fun ride on Forest Service roads that travels through some very picturesque woods. Along the path there are streams, meadows and views but watch out for the wildlife. It is not uncommon…
Total Miles
4.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / 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

Butterfly Loop

This is the dirt trail portion of Butterfly Loop. It could be run from the highway towards the river ending at the Buttermilk Campground, with river access and a boat launch. Or this trail can…
Total Miles
3.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Flat Rock of Potholes

This is a wide dusty gravel trail through tall trees with no good views. There are two extensive dispersed campsites with camping areas on either end of the trail. About 20-30 trailer campers were packed…
Total Miles
2.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp

Coffee Pot

This is a wide dirt and gravel trail through very tall trees. The trail is grated and well maintained up to the Coffee Pot Campground. There is no day use or river access at the…
Total Miles
2.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Meadow Creek Road

This local road travels along the east side of the large, flat meadow just north of Robin's Roost on Hwy 20. There is a small lodge/restaurant that is a favorite hang-out for snowmobilers in the…
Total Miles
7.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Two Tops Canyon

This Forest Service Road traverses a canyon around the base of the locally famous Two Tops Mountain. Snowmobilers and 50" SxSs can go to the top, but larger machines are restricted from the area. This…
Total Miles
7.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa