Old Carter Trail For Dirt Biking

The 42nd most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Utah.

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Near Vernal, the Old Carter Trail (#16) is a 7 mile off-road motorcycle trails riding trail.

To reach the northern trailhead from Vernal, head north on Hwy 191/UT44. At the junction for the Flaming Gorge Dam, go left and continue on UT 44 to FR 218 (aprox 15 mi) and take a left. Take another left onto FR 221 and finally turn left on FR 5 towards Ute Mtn Lookout tower. You can also reach the trailhead if you continue on FR 221 past the turnoff for Ute Mtn and take a left on FR 96 towards Brownie Lake Campground and trailhead.

To reach the southern trailhead from Vernal, head north on Hwy191/UT44. Take a left on UT 121 and a right on 2500 W/Taylor Mtn Rd. Continue on this road following the Red Cloud Loop to FR 43. Old Carter Rd begins aprox 4 mi down FR 43.

Overall, Old Carter Trail is the 42nd most popular dirt bike trail of all 68 dirt biking rides in Utah. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Old Carter Trail including Elk Park Loop Trail, Basset Springs Riding Loop, Highline Trail and Range Study Loop.

Old Carter Trail 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.

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Flaming Gorge Lodge (435) 889-3773

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 http://www.fs.usda.gov/ashley/

GPS:  40.7761, -109.7406

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  6/29/2016

ID:  16522

Old Carter Trail Dirt Biking Map


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