San Juan ATV


Trails

Trails

Below you will find the list of ATV Safari Trails with a brief discription, trail length, rating, and travel time to the trail staging area.  Click HERE to view short videos of a few of the trails and San Juan County. All photos on this website are copyright © protected

Trail #1 - Bridger Jack
Trail #1 - Bridger Jack

Trail available for sponsorship!

Time to Trailhead: 45 minutes
Trail Mileage: 38
Trail Rating: Moderate

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Trailer from Monticello

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Bridger Jack PicturesThe Bridger Jack Trail starts just off of Highway 211 near the Dugout Ranch in Indian Creek. This trail travels through the red rock country and gives you spectacular scenic views of North Cottonwood, Lavender Canyon, Salt Creek, Stevens Canyon, and the Six Shooters. There are also archaeological sites along this trail. On your way to the trailhead you will pass Newspaper Rock. Newspaper Rock is a petroglyph panel etched in sandstone that records perhaps 2,000 years of human activity in the area. This is a must see attraction after your ride and on your way back to Monticello. UTV Accessible Trail 

Trail #2 - Shay Ridge Monticello
Trail #2 - Shay Ridge Monticello

Trail available for sponsorship!

Time to Trailhead: 0 minutes
Trail Mileage: 44
Trail Rating: Moderate

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Ride from Monticello

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Shay Ridge Monticello PicturesThis trail will leave Monticello at an elevation of about 7000 feet and passes though gamble oak, aspen, and alpine forests. The trail travels past Monticello and Foy lakes to an elevation of about 11000 feet. Breath taking views of the canyons and lowlands will be experienced throughout the trip. This trail is on lands managed by the National Forest Service. This trip will be an all day ride. This trail is not UTV accessible over 50 inches 

Trail #3 - Hook & Ladder Sponsored By:

Mountain View RV & Campground

435-587-2974

632 North Main Street
Monticello, UT 84535

Time to Trailhead: 35 minutes
Trail Mileage: 40
Trail Rating: Most Difficult

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Trailer from Monticello

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Hook & Ladder PicturesThe Hook & Ladder trail is a maze of trails with unprecedented views of the La Sal Mountains, and a view through the backside of Wilson Arch. Indescribable views of red rock fins, canyons, and overlooks will greet the visitor. Assistance with difficult terrain will be provided as needed. The trail traverses lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. UTV Accessible Trail 

Trail #4 - Falls Missile
Trail #4 - Falls Missile

Trail available for sponsorship!

Time to Trailhead: 60 minutes
Trail Mileage: 20
Trail Rating: Difficult

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Trailer from Monticello

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Falls Missile PicturesFalls Missile Trail received its name because of the falls on lower Indian Creek, and a spent booster rocket that was launched from Green River, Utah and crashed to the earth not far from the falls. The trail travels past the old booster rocket and traverses slick rock and sandy terrain. The trail is adjacent to Canyonlands National Park on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. UTV Accessible Trail 

Trail #5 - Monticello Bulldog
Trail #5 - Monticello Bulldog

Trail available for sponsorship!

Time to Trailhead: 0 minutes
Trail Mileage: 31
Trail Rating: Moderate

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Monticello

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Monticello Bulldog PicturesThe Monticello Bulldog Trail starts just west of Monticello, Utah. The trail runs from an elevation of about 7000 feet to 8500 feet. The trail traverses through several vegetative types including sagebrush, pinion and juniper woodlands, gamble oak and alpine forests. This trail is on lands that cross private, Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands. This trail will be a good family ride. It will begin and end in Monticello. UTV Accessible Trail, this trail has some tight spots for UTV's. 

Trail #6 - Behind The Rocks
Trail #6 - Behind The Rocks

Trail available for sponsorship!

Time to Trailhead: 50 minutes
Trail Mileage: 39
Trail Rating: Difficult

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Trailer from Monticello

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Behind The Rocks PicturesThe La Sal Mountains provide a scenic alpine contrast along with gorgeous red rock formations and overlooks along this trail. This trail will provide you with great overlook views of Kane Creek. You will travel over a diverse terrain, and visit Picture Frame Arch and Balcony Arch. Caution should be used on several of the terrain features along this trail. The surrounding land is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. UTV Accessible Trail 

Trail #7 - Shay Ridge Blanding Sponsored By:

Redd's Ace Hardware

435-678-2228

82 South Main Street
Blanding, UT 84511

Time to Trailhead: 0 minutes
Trail Mileage: 50
Trail Rating: Moderate

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Blanding

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Shay Ridge Blanding PicturesThe trail travels from the Blanding area North to Shay Ridge. The trail travels though gamble oak, aspen and alpine forests, to an elevation of about 11000 feet. Breath taking views will be experienced throughout the trip. This trail is on lands managed by the National Forest Service. This trip will be an all day ride. This trail is not UTV accessible over 50 inches 

Trail #8 - Blanding Bulldog Sponsored By:

Four Corners Inn

1 (800) 574-3150

131 E Center St
Blanding, UT 84511

Time to Trailhead: 0 minutes
Trail Mileage: 39
Trail Rating: Moderate

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Blanding

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Blanding Bulldog PicturesThe Blanding Bulldog trail starts just north of Blanding. The trail runs from an elevation of about 6000 feet to 8500 feet. The trail traverses through several vegetative types including sagebrush, pinion and juniper woodlands, gamble oak and alpine forests. This trail will take you past Recapture Reservoir, archaeological ruins, and it will give you great scenic views of the Abajo Mountains. This trail would be a good family ride. UTV Accessible Trail, this trail has some tight spots for UTV's. 

Trail #9 - Arch Canyon Sponsored By:

Hondaland

435-587-2818

935 East Highway 491
Monticello, Utah 84535

Time to Trailhead: 20 minutes
Trail Mileage: 32
Trail Rating: Moderate

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Trailer from Blanding

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Arch Canyon PicturesThis trail is located just west of Blanding, Utah. The Arch Canyon Trail is amazing with scenic views, archaeological sites, and Cathedral Arch. This trail will take you from South Cottonwood Canyon up and over Comb Ridge. You will travel down the old highway Dugway that will provide you with a spectacular view of Comb Wash, Little Baullie Mesa, and more. After descending Comb Ridge it is on up Arch Canyon where you will have several stream crossings and numerous archaeological sites to view. The trail traverses lands that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. UTV Accessible Trail 

Trail #10 - River House Ruin Sponsored By:

Subway of Blanding

4356782721

82 S Main St
Blanding, utah 84532

Time to Trailhead: 40 minutes
Trail Mileage: 15
Trail Rating: Easy

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Trailer from Blanding

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River House Ruin PicturesThis trail was part of the Hole in The Rock Trail. Along this ride you will see the remains of the historic Barton Trading Post, San Juan Hill, Navajo Spring, Native Rock Art, and the magnificent River House Ruin. Riding over the hill is prohibited. This trail is on Bureau of Land Management lands. Sign up for this ride and you will meet at the old Bluff Fort which is a must see location in San Juan County. UTV Accessible Trail 

Trail #11 - Piute Pass
Trail #11 - Piute Pass

Trail available for sponsorship!

Time to Trailhead: 60 minutes
Trail Mileage: 46
Trail Rating: Difficult

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Trailer from Blanding, Utah

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Piute Pass PicturesStaging area is located near Gravel Crossing in White Canyon. This trail presents some of the most scenic vistas in the county including Jacobs Chair, White Canyon, the Henry Mountains, Rainbow Canyon, Lake Powell, and Good Hope Bay. The trail is surrounded by lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Mileage may very. UTV Accessible Trail 

Trail #12 - Jacobs Chair
Trail #12 - Jacobs Chair

Trail available for sponsorship!

Time to Trailhead: 60 minutes
Trail Mileage: 28
Trail Rating: Moderate

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Trailer from Blanding, Utah

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Jacobs Chair PicturesThe trip originates in White Canyon across Highway 95 from the Piute Pass Trail. The Staging area is at Gravel Crossing. This ride will make a scenic loop around Jacobs Chair, a prominent geologic feature of the Windgate Sandstone in Western San Juan County. The trail is surrounded by lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Trailer required. UTV Accessible Trail 

Trail #13 - Wooden Shoe Sponsored By:

Dos Amigos

Blanding, Utah 84511

Time to Trailhead: 45 minutes
Trail Mileage: 49
Trail Rating: Easy

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Trailer from Blanding

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Wooden Shoe PicturesThis trail will take you by Natural Bridges National Monument, onto Deer Flat, and around the shoe and the heel of Woodenshoe. This trail has many majestic views of red rock canyons, Cedar Mesa, the Bears Ears, and the Henry Mountains. You will travel through gamble oak, Juniper, and pinion pine environments. There are many historical features along this trail old mines, cowboy corrals, and developed springs. UTV Accessible Trail 

Trail #14 - North Long Point Sponsored By:

Clarks Market

435-678-2721

818 S Main
Blanding, utah 84532

Time to Trailhead: 30 minutes
Trail Mileage: 76
Trail Rating: Moderate

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Blanding

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North Long Point PicturesThis ride offers some outstanding scenery that includes the Abajo Mountains, South Cottonwood Canyon, Dark Canyon, Beef Basin, Round Mountain, Seven Sisters, and much more. Extra fuel is advised due to length of trail. Half of this trail is on graded county roads, and the other half is on two track 4x4 roads and ATV trails. This trail is on land managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Trailer required. 50"'s or less, not a UTV Accessible Trail 

Trail #15 - Table of the Sun Sponsored By:

Energy Fuels Resourses (USA) Inc.

435-678-2221

6425 S Hwy 191
Blanding, UT 84511

Time to Trailhead: 45 minutes
Trail Mileage: 23
Trail Rating: Easy

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Trailer from Blanding, Utah

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Table of the Sun PicturesThis trail is highly scenic with views of Cedar Mesa, Fry Canyon, and Red Canyon. You will also enjoy seeing several archaeological sites, and an Indian Rock Art panel. The trail system is made up of a number of both improved and unimproved county roads. UTV Accessible Trail 

Trail #16 - John's Canyon Sponsored By:

7 Eleven

435-678-2991

861 South Main
Blanding , UT 84511

Time to Trailhead: 45 minutes
Trail Mileage: 30
Trail Rating: Easy

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Trailer from Blanding

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John's Canyon PicturesThe trail begins near Gooseneck State Park and travels along a bench overlooking the San Juan River. This trail not only traverses along the bench overlooking the San Juan River, but you will also travel below Muley Point some 920 ft above you and then up into historic John's Canyon. This ride has great scenic views, archaeological sites, and a lot of frontier history. UTV Accessible Trail  

Trail #17 - Elk Ridge Sponsored By:

San Juan Pharmacy

(435) 587-2302

140 South Main Street
Monticello, UT 84535

Time to Trailhead: 30 minutes
Trail Mileage: 63
Trail Rating: Easy

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Trailer from Blanding

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Elk Ridge  PicturesThis trail travels from South Cottonwood Canyon, through Whiskers Draw, to Elk Ridge. On Elk Ridge you will travel across the spectacular North Notch which separates Dark Canyon and North Notch Canyon. Once you’re through the notch you may visit North Notch Spring before tying into the ATV trail that will take you off North Elk and back to South Cottonwood. This section of the trail is steep and travels through a large stand of Ponderosa Pine which is magnificent. This trail takes you from the desert to the high country and back to the desert. This is a longer ride, but packed with scenic views, archaeological sites, and historical mining sites. UTV Accessible Trail 

Trail #18 - Upper 2 Mile Lower 2 Mile Sponsored By:

7 Eleven

435-678-2991

861 South Main
Blanding , UT 84511

Time to Trailhead: 50 minutes
Trail Mileage: 24
Trail Rating: Moderate

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

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Upper 2 Mile Lower 2 Mile PicturesThis trail is not UTV accessible over 50 inches 

Trail #19 - The Night Ride Sponsored By:

TRI-HURST CONSTRUCTION INC

4356782766

377 WEST 300 SOUTH
BLANDING, Utah 84511

Time to Trailhead: minutes
Trail Mileage:
Trail Rating:

Available Days: Thu, Fri, Sat

Starting Location: Monticello and Blanding Visitors Centers

This a social affair! Leaving after registration from the Visitors Centers in both Blanding and Monticello, riders will ride to a central meeting spot for a chance to make friends and enjoy a bite to eat. This ride is only scheduled for Wednesday night!! 





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