Basset Springs Loop For ATV Riding

The 21st most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Utah.

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North of Vernal, the Basset Springs Loop is a 4 mile route through pine and aspen forest with a steep and rocky downhill section. The starting altitude is 8,500 feet.

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.

Head north along the double track dirt trail. After about 1.5 miles, the trail gets steeper and deteriorates. About 1 mile farther, the trail tops out on Grizzly Ridge. The views to the south are worthwhile from here. The loop trail descends down a steep, rocky section back to the trailhead. This section requires excellent handling skills and a good deal of caution as well.

Check out the Range Study 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, Basset Springs Loop is the 21st most popular ATV riding trail of all 75 ATV trails in Utah. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Basset Springs Loop including Petty Mountain Loop, Elk Park Loop Trail, Old Carter Trail, Highline Trail, Yellowstone ATV Trailhead and Range Study Loop.

Best Basset Springs Loop ATV Trails Review | Ashley National Forest, Utah

Bassett Springs 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; Altitude Cycles (435) 781-2595; Basin Bikes (435) 781-1226.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

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

Article Source:   Best Basset Springs Loop ATV Trails Review

GPS:  40.71506, -109.47541

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  7/3/2016

ID:  14801

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