East of Cedar City and west of Bryce, the Badger Creek Loop in the Paunsaugunt trail system is a 30 mile route open to ATV riding. It ranges in elevation from 7,840 feet up to 9,730 feet. The Badger Creek Loop is open to vehicles less than 50 inches in width.
The main trailhead ATV riding staging area for the Badger Creek Loop is located at Tropic Reservoir Parking Area. There is potable water at Tropic Springs Water Stop. To reach the Tropic Reservoir Parking Area from SR12, turn right on East Fork Road (FS87). Continue on East Fork Road for 7 miles to FS572. Turn right on FS572 and continue around the reservoir to the trailhead parking area.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is permited on designated Forest Service roads only and the ATV must have a valid Utah ATV sticker. For a map of designated open roads, contact the Dixie National Forest HQ at (435) 865-3700.
Overall, Paunsaugunt - Badger Creek Loop is the 72nd most popular ATV riding trail of all 75 ATV trails in Utah.