Basset Springs Loop ATV Trails

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.

Bassett Springs in Ashley National Forest (UT/US)

Bassett Springs in Ashley National Forest (UT/US)

Basset Springs Loop ATV Trails Map



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

Local Website:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/28/2016

Basset Springs Loop ATV Trails Map


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