Paunsaugunt Trail For Dirt Biking

The 34th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Utah.

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East of Cedar City and west of Bryce, the Paunsaugunt trail system has loops ranging from 20 to 75 miles open to dirt biking.

The southern Paunsaugunt Trail dirt biking trailhead is at Tropic Reservoir. To get to the Tropic Reservoir Trailhead, turn south on the East Fork Rd (# 087) off Highway 12. After 7 miles you will see a sign for Tropic Reservoir and Kings Creek Campground. Turn right and continue around the reservoir for 0.5 mile to the parking area and trailhead. Restrooms are available at the trailhead. You can also access the Fremont Trail from Casto Canyon.

The Paunsaugunt Trail dirt biking route winds around the southern portion of the Paunsaugunt Plateau on existing roads and constructed dirt bike trails. The main loop travels along the edge of the Plateau with excellent views to the west and south. Shorter loops can be made by connecting to Badger Creek, Left Fork of Blubber Creek, or Clay Creek. The trail passes through meadows, canyons, and forests of pine, fir, and spruce. The elevations range from 7880 feet at Tropic Reservoir to 9200 feet at the highest point on the trail at the head of Seiler Creek.

Overall, Paunsaugunt Trail is the 34th most popular dirt bike trail of all 65 dirt biking rides in Utah. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Paunsaugunt Trail including Casto Canyon Riding Trail, Red Canyon, Cottonwood Road, Fremont ATV Trail and Jacob Lake ORV Loop.

Paunsaugunt Trail Dirt Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Red Canyon Visitor Center (435) 676-2676; Dixie National Forest (435) 676-8815; Bryce Tourism (800) 444-6689; Utah Tourism (800) UTAH-FUN.

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Kings Creek CG; Red Canyon Lodge, Parowan (435) 477-1200

Luxury Loding:  Cedar Breaks Lodge (888) AT-CEDAR; Lodge At Brians Head (800) FUN-LODGE; Bryce Canyon Lodge

Breakfast Restaurant:  Rubys Diner, Bryce

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.60903, -112.25833

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  3/30/2018

ID:  16536

Paunsaugunt Trail Dirt Biking Map


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