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 43rd most popular dirt bike trail of all 68 dirt biking rides in Utah.