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Outlaw Range Ride OHV Trail



Trail Overview

Get your wheels in the game on the easy to moderate doubletrack Outlaw Range Ride. The OHV trail in Vernal, Utah, runs through a portion of the picturesque Uinta Mountains. Along the 28-mile loop, you may encounter elk, mountain goats, mule deer and bighorn sheep. Coyotes and black bears have been known to make an appearance, as well.

The fixed scenery is impressive, too. You’ll drive through grassy meadows (look out for vibrant wildflowers in July), towering trees and rushing streams. The trail consists of smooth and hard packed dirt and gravel roads. Depending on the season, you may splash through some hefty puddles on the path.

Along the way, take a break to explore the Stringham cabin. Originally built in 1926, it has been restored to its original splendor (or lack thereof). You can peek inside to see the antique stove and sparse furnishings used by the family for eight summers while sheepherding. Nearby is the sheep wagon where the children slept. 

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Trail Details

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Forest Service Yurt: This yurt can be rented year round. Take in the panoramic views that surround. 

Stringham Historic Cabin: A beautifully preserved frontier homestead. Explore what life was like in the old west.

Little Brush Creek Cave: Vehicles can be parked on the side of the road where riders will be able to see the cave. Those who are feeling up to the challenge can take the steep path down to the cave to explore.

Outlaw Range Ride Trailhead: This peaceful trail is rated a 5 on the difficulty scale and should be simple enough for beginner to intermediate riders.

Accessible By:

  • Dirt bikes
  • ATVs
  • Side by sides
  • UTVs
  • Jeeps and 4x4s

Distance: 26 miles
Rating: Easy to moderate
Technical rating: 5/10
Time to ride: 6 to 8 hours
Seasonal: Late spring to fall 

How to Get There

From Vernal, head east on 500 N St. and continue straight onto Diamond Mountain Road. You can unload at the Buckskin Hills trailhead, 40.471617, -109.459547, about 5 miles from downtown. This also serves as the trailhead for Sheriff Pope Loop and Wall of Bones Loop.

Need to Know

Pack the basics — food, water, fuel — along with your camera. If you’re lucky enough to catch some wildlife reposing, avoid frightening them. 

Cell service may be spotty, so download maps beforehand.

Downloadable Maps:

Outlaw Range Ride 

Outlaw Trail System

Nearby Places to Stay



Nearby Rentals

Rent an OHV from a local vendor for a full or half day.

Nearby Events

After humming through Uintah County OHV trails during the day, relax to some new tunes in the evening. Rock the Ride is a free summer concert series featuring local musicians. The shows begin at 7 p.m. at the Vernal Community Park.


152 E. 100 N.
Vernal, UT 84078
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Utah requires all OHV operators to complete the free Utah Off-Highway Vehicle Education Course. Operators under the age of 18 shall possess a youth OHV education certificate in order to operate an OHV on public land, road or trail. Operators 18 years of age or older may operate an OHV if they possess an approved adult OHV education certificate. The once-in-a-lifetime course is expected to take less than 30 minutes to complete. 

Take the free course

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  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Distance (mi.): 20
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Red Fleet State Park 5
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map pin 40.534034, -109.395223
Vernal, UT 84078 See Map
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