Range Study Loop For ATV Riding

The 43rd most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Utah.

North of Vernal, the Range Study Loop is a 10 mile route through aspen groves and occasional wildflowers with vistas of Diamond Mountain. The starting altitude is 8,500. Note: Open to ATV riding 12/20 - 5/15.

To reach the trailhead from Vernal, head north along US 191 for 24 miles. On the right and just off the highway is the signed trailhead. Park here. Ride through the gate and continue along the double track dirt road, heading southeast. After about four miles of easy cruising, the trail bottoms out in a draw. Take a sharp right and climb out of the draw along a steep hill for about 1/3 mile. After this climb, the trail gradually ascends for the next 5 miles, leveling off just before the trailhead where the loop ends.

Check out the Basset Springs Loop (4 miles) just across US191.

Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service roads requires a Utah ATV registration. Only certain designated Forest Service roads are open to ATV riding.

Overall, Range Study Loop is the 43rd most popular ATV riding trail of all 75 ATV trails in Utah.

Range Study Loop in Ashley National Forest (UT/US)

Range Study Loop in Ashley National Forest (UT/US)


Local Contact(s):  ANF (435) 784-3445; Flaming Gorge Assoc. (435) 885-3305; Local Tourism (435) 789-6932; Flaming CoC (435) 784-3445; Utah Tourism (800) UTAH-FUN.

Best Season:  Dec. - May

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  NFS Rocksprings Campground; NFS Lodgepole Campground

Luxury Loding:  Red Canyon Lodge (cabins) (435) 889-3759; Flaming Gorge Lodge (motel) (435) 889-3773

Breakfast Restaurant:  Spoofs Coffee, Vernal; Niki's Restaurant, Vernal

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/ashley/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/18/2016

ID:  14799


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