ATV, SXS and UTV Riders will find an enormous
variety of riding opportunities along the Paiute Trail. The number 01 trail is a 275 mile loop that crosses mountain
ranges from 6,000 to 12,000 feet, rugged canyons and deserts, old logging roads and 1,925 miles side trails for a total
of 2,200 miles. Contrary to many rumors,
the Paiute Trail is Side X Side &
UTV Friendly! The massive nature of the
trail system allows for hundreds if not thousands of miles, that are open to vehicles wider than 50". One should
not worry about the ample place to ride their UTV or SXS and experience some of the greatest scenery on earth! There
are a few restricted 50" and under side trails that have always been here, however if you have a wider UTV, the trail
does go around those trails and you still have 2,000 miles of trails to ride. The Paiute Trail system forms a literal
spider web covering most of Piute County. This unique trail system has been rated by some publications as the best family
oriented trail system in the Country, and declared the largest recreational facility on Earth. Unique also is the cooperative
involvement of Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, State Parks and Recreation, Cities, Counties and the State of Utah
and the General Public in the oversight and administration of the trail system. With the diverse terrain and climate, riders can experience the thrill of descending from above tree
line to dense forest, stopping constantly to take photos of scenic vistas and diverse wildlife. It's not unusual to
see herds of deer, or huge elk, or to see a not so cuddly porcupine waddle across the road, or encounter an ill tempered badger,
(give the wildlife ample room and don't tease them).
Fishing is plentiful and accessible from the Paiute Trail. There are numerous reservoirs,
streams and tributaries in Piute County that contain fish. Piute Reservoir and Otter Creek Reservoir are the two largest
and provide some of Utah's best fishing. Manning and Upper and Lower Box Creek also prove to be excellent producers.
Barney Lake is more secluded and reportedly great for fly fishing. Hundreds of small unimproved camp spots dot the trail
system and camping is permitted, but check locally for burn regulations if you need a campfire. Small propane cook stoves
and lanterns are recommended, your a long way from help should a fire get out of hand.
Riders can enter the Paiute Trail at any point, as there is no beginning or end. The towns
on the trail system permit ATV's/SXS/UTV's on designated streets so riders can go directly from lodging or RV parks to
the trail. Also, those who have spent a weary day on the trail can drive directly to services such as restaurants, gas
stations, convenience stores and most importantly a clean restroom and hot shower. For more information check out.
The Riding Season
begins every April, when temperatures begin to rise. That is when people begin to seriously think about the
fun of getting out on the trail. While spring riding is possible on the lower portions of the trail, snowdrifts usually
close the trail over the higher trails until the end of May or early June. September and October with the beautiful
Fall Colors provide some of the best riding weather on the Paiute Trail.
Located in South-Central
Utah, the Paiute Trail surrounds the towns of Salina, Richfield, Aurora, Elsinore, Monroe, Joeph, Koosharem, Marysvale,
Junction, Circleville, Beaver and others. ATV's. SXS & UTV's are allowed on designated city streets allowing
easy access to the trail. There is plenty of Camping, Hotels, Restaurants and Services available. These communities
are a perfect place to stay while you enjoy the many miles of trails. Within minutes of downtown you will be enjoying
the most beautiful scenery the trail has to offer. With the main trail #01 being over 238 miles
long, with thousands of miles of marked side trails and other side forest roads and trails, the best way to see it is