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#1 2011-05-17 15:11:06

KenDudley
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Re: Are the a lot width restrictions on ATV trails in Utah?

Does the forest service and/or BLM impose width restrictions on ATV type trails? I’m curious if the RZR allows you to legally access a lot more trails.

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#2 2011-05-17 18:56:07

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Re: Are the a lot width restrictions on ATV trails in Utah?

Does the forest service and/or BLM impose width restrictions on ATV type trails? I’m curious if the RZR allows you to legally access a lot more trails.

Most areas allow the 50" RZR but more are now posting a "no side x side" on them too. I have had a rhino and a rzr4 and still have seen only minimal limits in most areas. Paiute has a few 50" only trails.


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#3 2011-05-17 21:48:25

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Re: Are the a lot width restrictions on ATV trails in Utah?

Does the forest service and/or BLM impose width restrictions on ATV type trails? I’m curious if the RZR allows you to legally access a lot more trails.

Most areas allow the 50" RZR but more are now posting a "no side x side" on them too. I have had a rhino and a rzr4 and still have seen only minimal limits in most areas. Paiute has a few 50" only trails.

Its bad here in cali on most things but I have not seen much or have been hassled for over 50". Utah is a long trip for me to do moab and seeing all the restrictions there also prevents me on going on these trips along with the cost. With our friends property along with all the local riding withen 100 miles from where I live, It just does not make much sense to do a long range trip like to moab. I would rather read all the stories instead even though I would like to meet some of the members on this site face to face.....


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#4 2011-05-29 14:49:02

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Re: Are the a lot width restrictions on ATV trails in Utah?

Does the forest service and/or BLM impose width restrictions on ATV type trails? I’m curious if the RZR allows you to legally access a lot more trails.

Most areas allow the 50" RZR but more are now posting a "no side x side" on them too. I have had a rhino and a rzr4 and still have seen only minimal limits in most areas. Paiute has a few 50" only trails.

Its bad here in cali on most things but I have not seen much or have been hassled for over 50". Utah is a long trip for me to do moab and seeing all the restrictions there also prevents me on going on these trips along with the cost. With our friends property along with all the local riding withen 100 miles from where I live, It just does not make much sense to do a long range trip like to moab. I would rather read all the stories instead even though I would like to meet some of the members on this site face to face.....

Moab is like nowhere else.....Especially anywhere in cali. You have to go atleast once in your life! lol


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#5 2011-05-29 15:42:54

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Re: Are the a lot width restrictions on ATV trails in Utah?

Most areas allow the 50" RZR but more are now posting a "no side x side" on them too. I have had a rhino and a rzr4 and still have seen only minimal limits in most areas. Paiute has a few 50" only trails.

Its bad here in cali on most things but I have not seen much or have been hassled for over 50". Utah is a long trip for me to do moab and seeing all the restrictions there also prevents me on going on these trips along with the cost. With our friends property along with all the local riding withen 100 miles from where I live, It just does not make much sense to do a long range trip like to moab. I would rather read all the stories instead even though I would like to meet some of the members on this site face to face.....

Moab is like nowhere else.....Especially anywhere in cali. You have to go atleast once in your life! lol

Don't get me wrong Kyle, I am sure Moab is Real nice experience and in the past I have almost considered doing the trip to see everyone big_smile . But the trip is 693 miles away one way :idea: , And at a total cost of 100 Gallons of fuel at $4.30 a gallon which comes to $425.70 not including fuel for the Polaris Ranger and hotel fees with food and beer, it is a little hard to swing it at this time in my life. Maybe down the road I will look into it wink .....

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#6 2011-05-29 18:24:48

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Re: Are the a lot width restrictions on ATV trails in Utah?

I have not run into any 50" trails (well, once but it didn't make me feel deprived).
Dale, once you get out of CA the fuel priced drop $1  wink  One day we will get you to Moab  big_smile

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#7 2011-05-29 21:43:37

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Re: Are the a lot width restrictions on ATV trails in Utah?

I have not run into any 50" trails (well, once but it didn't make me feel deprived).
Dale, once you get out of CA the fuel priced drop $1  wink  One day we will get you to Moab  big_smile

In all the riding around here at least within 150 miles I have not seen a 50 inch rule except for Kennedy meadows. As for fuel cost you are saying that lets say diesel which I run is $4.30 a gallon here and is $3.30 a gallon there :?: . The last trip I did to Phoenix AZ with my Mustang, I seen a 35 cent drop across the boarder in fuel due to the stupid Carb/California special formulation cost or tax on that trip roll . Anyways someday I will get there to Moab for a trip but it will not be towing our 38 foot 5th wheel because the milage pulling that beast drops to 7 to 8 miles to the gallon in our truck. It would most likely be with the small trialer instead on that run.....


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#8 2011-05-30 18:09:25

66cummins
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Re: Are the a lot width restrictions on ATV trails in Utah?

Rooms are cheap in nov and the riding is good.....Just saying lol


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#9 2011-05-30 21:14:18

Badley
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From: Spanish Fork, Utah
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Re: Are the a lot width restrictions on ATV trails in Utah?

$3.81 for Diesel... thats still $0.49/ gal. OK not $1  roll  We will get you to Moab.

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#10 2011-09-12 17:28:47

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Re: Are the a lot width restrictions on ATV trails in Utah?

There are actually a lot of 50" trails in Utah, and I have spent the last decade searching them out and riding them.  There are a few on the Paiute trail system, several on the Arapeen trail system, and several on the Gooseberry trail system.  It seems like the better trails are 50" trails, at least those are the better trails when you are riding an ATV.  The Great Western Trail section of the Gooseberry trail system, south of I-70, is spectacular in how challenging it is.  Or maybe that was because we rode that 70 mile section of trail in an all day long pouring down rain, and mud holes became seat deep water holes and the major stream crossing was deep enough to wash the YFZ 450 in our group downstream.  The Paunsaugunt trail system is largely unrestricted, but Casto Canyon, which is one of the more spectacular trails in the state for scenery, is restricted to 50" vehicles. There are at least two other trails in the Paunsaugunt trail system that are also restricted to 50" vehicles, one of which is the trail through Rocky Ford, on the trail from Circleville to Antimony.  This trail is also spectacular, and crosses through a deep ford with sheer rock walls and ponderosa pine trees that are 6 feet in diameter and 100 feet tall.  You wouldn't even know you were in Utah on this section of trail.  The Markagunt trail system used to have 50" restrictions, but has changed in the last year, and now restricts vehicles to 60" width in several places.  Just one thing though, I measured one of their 60" gates, and it was 67" wide.  They now have signs that have an ATV symbol with a circle around it, another symbol of a UTV with a circle around it, and a symbol of a Jeep with a circle around it that has a line through it.  So with the Markagunt trail system you can ride the whole thing with a side by side.

Even with the number of 50" trails, there are an even greater number of excellent trails that are not restricted to vehicles less than a 50" width.  If you want to come ride in Utah, don't let the 50" trail restrictions stop you.


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