Basset Springs Riding Loop For Dirt Biking

The 40th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Utah.

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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 dirt biking 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.

Overall, Basset Springs Riding Loop is the 40th most popular dirt bike trail of all 65 dirt biking rides in Utah. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Basset Springs Riding Loop including Elk Park Loop Trail, Old Carter Trail, Range Study Loop and Highline Trail.

Basset Springs Riding Loop Dirt Biking 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

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  40.71506, -109.47541

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  7/23/2016

ID:  16518

Basset Springs Riding Loop Dirt Biking Map


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