Red Mountain OHV Trail
The Red Mountain Trail is part of the Outlaw Trail system in Vernal, Utah.
Watch before you go!
Buckle up and get ready for an exciting ride.
Enjoy the beautiful views as you ride.
A large Pinon tree and a steep rock ledge make up this obstacle.
Remember to leave no trace as you enjoy the trails. Pack out what you bring with you.
Riders can enjoy this trail any time of year.
The Red Mountain OHV trail can be accessed by Jeep.
Full-sized jeep/4x4s, ATVs, UTVs & dirt bikes are allowed on the trail.
Plan plenty of time for your ride and breaks. Riding time for the entire trail is around 4 to 5 hours.
Hop on your dirt bike and enjoy the trail!
See that steep hill behind the Jeep? That’s obstacle 1. If you can’t handle that, you should probably head to an easier trail.
Uintah County can't wait to have you visit!
Near the top you will see a historic log cabin and amazing views of Ashley Valley and the surrounding mountains.
The Red Mountain OHV trail is rated as moderate and extreme difficulty.
This trail is for experienced drivers.
Stop for a snack and take in the scenery.
Dirt bikes welcome.
See the other trail maps below.
Located in Uintah County, The Red Mountain trail is approximately 8 miles north of Vernal. Red Mountain is part of Uintah county's Outlaw Trail System.
Interactive Trail Map.
Click on the icon for each of the obstacles.
Timestamps from video
Obstacle 1: If this steep slope makes you think “nope”, then this might be a good place to turn around.
Stairway to Heaven: Large boulders make this climb a tough one.
Summit Views: Take in the stunning views from the top and get ready for the last half.
Commando Corner: How to navigate Commando Corner.
Moonshine Arch: An optional detour leading to a massive sandstone arch. Watch out for hikers and bikers.
- Dirt bikes
- Side by Sides
- Full size Jeep & 4x4s
Total Miles: 21 miles
Trail Difficulty: Moderate and extreme
Technical Rating: 8/10
Time to Ride: 4-5 hours
Seasons to Ride: Year-round
Trailhead: The trailhead is located at 40.5109228, -109.5746354, next to the Doc's Beach Trailhead. There is a restroom and a few maps that will help you get started for the day.
The trail is approximately 21 miles, but there are many many more miles of trail in the area if you decide to extend the day. The trail should take about 3-4 hours to explore, depending on your driving and whether you take some of the side trails available. There are no services so stock up on anything you need before leaving Vernal.
- Restrooms: At the trailhead.
- You may encounter gates. Leave them as is.
- Allowed: ATVs, UTVs & Dirtbikes, and full-sized jeep/4x4s.
- Signage: Most trails have adequate signage, but a GPS is highly recommended.
Downloadable Maps here:
Nearby Places to Stay in Vernal
The Red Mountain OHV trail is a 15 minute drive from Vernal, Utah.
TRAVEL BUREAU INFORMATION
152 E. 100 N.
Vernal, UT 84078
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FREE OHV COURSE
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.
- All Year:
- Large Groups:
- Dirt Bike:
- SxS (Side by Side):
- High-Clearance 4x4 (Jeep):
Best Seasons to Ride
OHV Trail Difficulty
- More Difficult:
Services & Nearby Facilities
- Facilities: Steinaker State Park
- 7 to 10:
- 10 to 30 miles:
- Historic Sites:
- Outdoor Activities:
- Summer Tours:
- Vehicle Tour:
- Dog Friendly:
- Dirt Bikes:
- OHV/Off Road Driving:
- Scenic Driving:
- Difficulty: Hard
- Distance (mi.): 20
- Parking Type: Parking Lot
- Route Type: Loop
- Trail Traffic: Light
- 11 - 20 Miles:
Closest National/State Park
Vernal, UT 84078 See Map