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Red Mountain OHV Trail

The Red Mountain Trail is part of the Outlaw Trail system in Vernal, Utah.



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.

Trail Details

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.

Accessible By:

  • Dirt bikes
  • ATVs
  • Side by Sides
  • UTVs
  • 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.

Trail Overview

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.


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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  • Facilities: Steinaker State Park
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Trail Features
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Distance (mi.): 20
  • Parking Type: Parking Lot
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Trail Traffic: Light
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Nearby Attractions
Closest National/State Park
Red Fleet State Park 5
Dinosaur National Monument 10
Steinaker Reservoir 5
map pin Red Mountain OHV Trailhead/Ashley Substation, 40.5109228, -109.5746354
Vernal, UT 84078 See Map
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