Soapstone Basin ATV Riding Area
The 20th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Utah.
Friday 12 August 2016 04:20 GMT
East of Heber City, the Soapstone Basin ATV area has 34.5 miles of routes open to ATV riding. There is a great diversity of riding available. The main Soapstone Basin Road is a gentle, graded 8.5 mile route that is perfect for beginners.
The routes are generally divided between north and south of US 40. While the section north of US40 can be accessed from US40, most riders access that northern section from SR35.
To reach the Soapstone Basin area from Salt Lake City, head east on US80 to US40. Turn south on US40 to Keetly Junction (the second exit). At Keetly Junction, head east on SR248 to Kamas. From Kamas, there are two main options. First, you could turn left on Main Street and then right at Center Street (SR150). Continue east on SR150 for 14.7 miles to the main Soapstone Pasin turnoff and main trailhead parking area. Second, you could turn right heading south on Main Street in Kamas for 2 miles to Francis. Turn left heading east on SR35 towards the access roads for Mill Hollow Campground and Wolf Creek Campground.
Note: Like most National Forests, the trails and road are closed to off-road motorcycle riding unless specifically signed open. Do not count on seeing a closure sign but expect to see an open sign. It is your responsibility to know which trails are open to your type of vehicle. Lately, it has been reported that the rangers in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest have been strictly enforcing closures and issuing Federal citations which require a court apperance and $150 fine.
Overall, Soapstone Basin ATV Riding Area is the 20th most popular ATV riding trail of all 75 ATV trails in Utah. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Soapstone Basin ATV Riding Area including Murdock Basin ATV Trail System, Mineral Fork ATV Trail, Slader Ridge Trail, Deadhorse ATV Trail and Strawberry Ridge / Currant Creek.