- Backwood-Cottonwood trail is a 46 mile one-way trip from the Kodachrome Basin State Park to Hwy 89 following the scenic Cockscomb monocline
- Pine Lake OHV Trail starts at Pine Lake campground and runs for 21 miles connecting Pine Lake, Powell Point Overlook and Pole Canyon
- One of the best ATV trails in south central Utah, the Paiute Trail runs for 235 miles
There are few more exciting activities than off-roading in Utah. Bryce Canyon ATV trails are a great way for all ages to cover wide areas and see the amazing natural sights.
Where to Go Off-roading
Backway Burr Trail
31 miles of paved road traveling east from Boulder, then dirt road from Capitol Reef National Park boundary with panoramic views and sandstone cliffs.
Backway Hole-in-the-Rock Road
57 mile one-way dirt road off Hwy 191. It is a rough and rocky 6 mile ride to the Hole-in-the-Rock overlook which is prone to washouts and flash flooding. Gives access to Devils Garden.
Backway Johnson Canyon/Skutumpah Road
34 mile dirt road. Trail starts on Hwy 89 to #501 and #500 junction then heads northeast to Cannonville through cliffs that make up Grand Staircase. Can be subject to flooding and washouts
46 mile one-way trip on a dirt road. Runs from the Kodachrome Basin State Park to Hwy 89 following the scenic Cockscomb monocline. Flash flooding frequently washes out parts of this route
Casto Canyon Trail
This intermediate 7.4 mile trail starts from Casto Canyon and visits red hoodoos, sandstone cliffs and Ponderosa pine forests. After 5.5 miles it continues as the Barney Cove Trail or connects with Sanford Road which connects to the Fremont Trail (below).
Dave’s Hollow Loop
This easy double width track connects Bryce Canyon National Park entrance with Tropic Reservoir along the Great Western Trail. Start at the Bryce Canyon NP boundary sign on Hwy 63 and take the dirt road heading west. After 0.5 mile turn south onto Forest Road 090 and after a further 0.75 miles turn right into Dave’s Hollow. This trail ends near the Forest Service Station on FR 087, the main route to Tropic Reservoir. Return along the same route for an 8 mile trip.
Fremont ATV Trail
This 50 mile trial begins north of Circleville and runs to the south end of Tropic Reservoir.
Listed as one of the best ATV trails in south central Utah, the Paiute Trail runs for 235 miles, crosses three mountain ranges and rises to 11,500 feet at its highest point.
There are several off-roading trails around Panguitch Lake – trail maps are available from Dixie National Forest Service Offices in Cedar City or at the visitor center in Duck Creek (summer only).
Start at the north end of Tropic reservoir or from Crawford Pass trailhead at the southeast. There are 76 miles of trails through Dixie National Forest with an additional 25-30 miles of access roads suitable for ATVs. The trail includes the Pink Cliffs, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and the Kaibab Plateau.
Pine Lake OHV Trail
Starts at the Pine Lake campground and runs for 21 scenic miles in a loop connecting Pine Lake, Powell Point Overlook and Pole Canyon.
Powell Point ATV Trail
From the Pine Lake campground follow Forest Road 132 for 5 miles to Forest Road 143 then turn south (right) and continue 3.5 miles to the trailhead. There is a short hike through mixed conifers and bristlecone pines to a magnificent panoramic viewpoint.
Guided tours and Rentals
If you do not have your own 4x4 vehicle, consider Bryce Canyon ATV rentals from one from one of the outfitters listed below, or join an exciting Bryce Canyon ATV tour of the area.