East of Cedar City and west of Bryce, the Straight Canyon Loop in the Paunsaugunt trail system is a 19 mile route open to ATV riding. It ranges in elevation from 7,740 feet up to 7,760 feet. The Straight Canyon Loop is open to vehicles less than 50 inches in width. It winds through ponderosa pine forest and aspen forest.
To reach the main trailhead ATV riding staging area for the Straight Canyon Loop from SR12, use East Fork Road (FS87). Follow East Fork Road for 22 miles to the Straight Canyon Trailhead.
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 - Straight Canyon Loop is the 75th most popular ATV riding trail of all 75 ATV trails in Utah.