Best Fairbanks ATV Trails

The Fairbanks area has 6 atv trails out of the 28 all terrain vehicle rides found in Alaska.

  March 5, 2019

Located in Alaska, the ATV trails in Fairbanks offers a half-dozen good ATV/Quad riding options. The best Fairbanks ATV trails based on popularity are considered to be Moose Creek Bluff ATV Trail, Quartz Creek Trail, Colorado Creek ATV Trail, Trail Creek Trail, and Chena River State Recreation Area.



Where Can I Ride ATVs In Fairbanks?



FEATURED:  Moose Creek Bluff ATV Trail

  Fairbanks, Alaska

  March 5, 2019

Near Fairbanks and North Pole, the Moose Creek Bluff area has about 10 miles of ATV riding trails. These trails are only open during winter months when the ground is frozen (November to March). The best place to start riding Moose Creek is from the bottom of the bluff where there is a service road leading to the top plateau. Once at the top, there is a nice vista of the Alaska range in the distance. At this point, the service road turns into a smaller ATV trail, and follow that to the very top past the tower. It seems like there are always new side trails under development, so keep an eye out for something new to explore.


FEATURED:  Colorado Creek ATV Trail

  Fairbanks, Alaska

  July 21, 2016

Northeast of Fairbanks in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the Colorado Creek Trail is a 23 mile route that is open to ATV riding. The Colorado Creek Trail begins at the Tolovana River bridge at milepost 57 on the Elliott Highway. It follows the Duncan Creek drainage eastward approximately 13 trail miles to the boundary of the White Mountains National Recreation Area. This part of the trail goes through areas of open meadows, mixed with spruce and birch trees. From the trailhead (612 feet elevation), the trail climbs gently for about ten miles, increasing in steepness for the next three miles to a point where it breaks out on top of the ridgeline (1,625 feet). This is an old burn area that overlooks a large, open meadow with the Beaver Creek drainage and the White Mountains visible in the distance.


FEATURED:  Quartz Creek Trail

  Fairbanks, Alaska

  July 9, 2016

Northeast of Fairbanks in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the Quartz Creek Trail is a 16 mile route open to ATV riding. The route passes through high alpine hillsides and crosses several creeks. The trail can be rocky and muddy.


FEATURED:  Trail Creek Trail

  Fairbanks, Alaska

  August 6, 2016

Northeast of Fairbanks in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the Trail Creek Trail is a 27 mile route open to off-road motorcycle trails riding and ATVing. Over several stages, the route climbs almost 1,000 feet. It intersects with the Moose Creek Trail and the O Brien Trail.


FEATURED:  Windy Creek Trail

  Fairbanks, Alaska

  July 9, 2016

Northeast of Fairbanks in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, the Windy Creek Trail is a 10 mile route open to ATV trails riding. The route has a 1,000 feet elevation gain. The trail follows Windy Creek through black spruce forest and meadows. The finish is a steep climb for 2 miles.


FEATURED:  Chena River State Recreation Area

  Fairbanks, Alaska

  March 5, 2019

Near Fairbanks, the Chena River State Recreation Area has miles of ATV riding. Signs are normally posted at trailheads and access points which describe whether or not particular vehicles are allowed on the trail. The Chena Hot Springs Winter Trail, which parallels Chena Hot Springs Road, and trails which access back country cabins are color-coded. Colored reflective diamond-shaped trail markers and mileposts placed along the trail guide you to your destination.