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.
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 19th most popular ATV riding trail of all 75 ATV trails in Utah.