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Outlaw Range Ride OHV Trail

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Overview

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. 

Trail Details

Accessible By:

  • Dirtbikes
  • 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

Camping

Hotels

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.

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Seasonal
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Suitable For
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Accessible By
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OHV Trail Difficulty
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Route Type
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Services & Nearby Facilities
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  • Facilities: Steinaker State Park
Technical Rating
  • 7 to 10: checkmark
Trail Distance
  • 10 to 30 miles: checkmark
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To Do
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Trail Features
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Distance (mi.): 20
  • Parking Type: Parking Lot
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Trail Traffic: Light
Trail Length
  • 11 - 20 Miles: checkmark

Vernal Weather

Nearby Attractions
Closest National/State Park
Red Fleet State Park 5
Dinosaur National Monument 10
Steinaker Reservoir 5
map pin 40.471617, -109.459547
Vernal, UT 84078 See Map
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