Beginner Off-Road Trails Near South Jordan, Utah

Little Moab North Entrance

Turn South off of West Cedar Valley Road, and onto N 18150 W. Follow the pavement past the Intermountain Regional Landfill, where the road will turn into dirt. Continue following the dirt road till you…
Total Miles
17.6
Tech Rating
2 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

Wayne's Neighbor

This short route connects to several other trails in the area, including the infamous Wayne's World - notorious for advanced rock crawling and broken rigs. The turn-off for this area is just East of the…
Total Miles
0.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su

Bit Of Both

A very short route that connects from one set of trails to another. Water/mud holes may be present on the trail in wet conditions. A section has been rutted due to water erosion and may…
Total Miles
0.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

By The Way

This connecting route takes you to and through a spiderweb of other trails in the area. The number of off-shoots and alternative trails seemed endless. Nothing of difficulty to note aside from possible water/mud holes…
Total Miles
0.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su

Sunshine Canyon Trail

Sunshine Canyon is one of the easier ways to get up into the Five Mile mountain area. A couple of small dips and bumps here and there, but nothing too technical about this section. My…
Total Miles
2.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Up The Hill

This is a very short trail that navigates the face of a small hill. There's a little rock garden section that will briefly test the flexibility of your suspension. This route takes you to a…
Total Miles
0.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Juniper Lane

This very short connecting route takes you to and through a spiderweb of other trails in the area. The number of off-shoots and alternative trails seemed endless. Nothing of difficulty to note aside from possible…
Total Miles
0.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su

Straight Shot

This connecting route takes you to and through a spiderweb of other trails in the area. The number of off-shoots and alternative trails seemed endless. Nothing of difficulty to note aside from possible water/mud holes…
Total Miles
0.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp

Ward Canyon Road

This is a well-maintained packed dirt and gravel road which takes you to the Old Ward Canyon camping and target practice site. The route starts at the Skyline Drive trailhead below the bountiful "B" on…
Total Miles
4.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Southside Loop

The trail starts on the south side of the highway and is primarily a pleasant and scenic dirt road. The trail then turns west into the mountain and becomes more rocky and technical. There are…
Total Miles
6.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Salamander Flat Dispersed Camping

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

West Mercur Trail

Established easy dirt road that connects from the 73 to Mercur Canyon Highway. There is nothing difficult to note about this road but keep an eye out for water erosion damage off to the sides…
Total Miles
2.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Center Stage

This route begins at an open parking lot/staging area and takes you to and through a spiderweb of other trails in the area. The number of off-shoots and alternative trails is endless. Water/Mud holes may…
Total Miles
1.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Pack Trail 2

This short trail connects between the Sunshine Canyon Trail and Rattlesnake Canyon Trail. This trail is a bit interesting, with plenty of rolling dips and small erosion ruts on the trail. Water/Mud holes may be…
Total Miles
1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Pack Trail 1

This dirt trail snakes its way across the hillside and connects to various other trails in the area. Nothing too difficult or noteworthy about this route. A few dips in the trail may have water…
Total Miles
2.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Horseshoe Way

This connecting route leads you through a spiderweb of other trails in the area. Nothing of difficulty to note aside from encountering erosion ruts in a few spots, as well as possible water/mud holes on…
Total Miles
1.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Bountiful Canyon to Farmington Canyon

This allows you to drive between Farmington Canyon and Bountiful Canyon. It is a dirt road with great views of Salt Lake County and Morgan County. It is a very easy dirt road with some…
Total Miles
17.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su

Dugway Geode Beds

Great family outing to see a historic trail. Stop at the rebuilt relay station used by the Pony Express riders. Keep an eye open for the wild horse herd; they might be shy but can…
Total Miles
61.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa

Long Haul

This long, straightaway trail connects to dozens of other trails in the area, as well as to one of the main dirt roads in the area. Nothing of difficulty to note aside from possible water/mud…
Total Miles
2.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Druby Canyon Trail

The trail leaves from the campground and winds up the side of the mountain through trees and small streams then along the ridge line for a few miles to a dead end. Part of the…
Total Miles
5.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Skyline Drive

This is an easy dirt road with some steep drop offs on the west side of the trail. The gates to this trail close November through March, as high elevation snow makes it impassable. Springtime…
Total Miles
5.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Jeremy Ranch Road

Best for those looking for a scenic route near Park City, this road provides a "back way" into the Jeremy Ranch area as well as backcountry access to Mormon Flats State Park and the Mormon…
Total Miles
6.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Twelve Mile Pass Road

This long, straight route connects from one valley to another. If you do the entire trail, you will encounter two gates. Both are unlocked for public access, but please be respectful and close them after…
Total Miles
7.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Homansville Pass Road

This beautiful mountain road takes you up and over Homansville Pass and by Pinyon Canyon. Nothing of difficulty to note as this road seems maintained. However, the road may be impassable in winter conditions. A…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

West Canyon Trailhead Road

For those who might want to get out for a nice day hike, this road leads to the West Canyon Trailhead and has some beautiful views. Most of the year, it's a really easy road…
Total Miles
4.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Magpie Road to West Canyon Trailhead

This is an older alternate route going up to West Canyon Trailhead. Much like the dirt road that now goes to the trailhead, which is in the Wasatch National Forest lands, it does go thru…
Total Miles
3.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Elberta Slant Road/Tintic Railroad Tunnel

The Tintic Railroad Tunnel or Elberta Slant Road is a little known, off-road trail in Northern Utah's Tintic Mountains. It is a short trail ride that can be done in most stock vehicles with high-clearance.…
Total Miles
4.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi / Su

Canal Road

This straight-away trail leads to the furthest, Eastern part of the island's BLM land. It parallels one of the Great Salt Lake water canals and is in much better condition than many of the other…
Total Miles
1.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

Dismal Finale

This little route leads to the furthest eastern end of publicly accessible BLM land. Beyond this point is private property. The trail itself is pretty beat up and in dismal shape, especially in wet conditions.…
Total Miles
0.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp