Soapstone Basin Road For Dirt Biking
The 17th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Utah.
Tuesday 12 July 2016 04:36 GMT
East of Heber City, the Soapstone Basin OHV area has 34.5 miles of off-road motorcycle trails riding. There is a great diversity of riding available. The main Soapstone Basin Road is a gentle, graded 8.5 mile route that is perfect for beginners.
The routes are generally divided between north and south of US 40. While the section north of US40 can be accessed from US40, most riders access that northern section from SR35.
To reach the Soapstone Basin area from Salt Lake City, head east on US80 to US40. Turn south on US40 to Keetly Junction (the second exit). At Keetly Junction, head east on SR248 to Kamas. From Kamas, there are two main options. First, you could turn left on Main Street and then right at Center Street (SR150). Continue east on SR150 for 14.7 miles to the main Soapstone Pasin turnoff and main trailhead parking area. Second, you could turn right heading south on Main Street in Kamas for 2 miles to Francis. Turn left heading east on SR35 towards the access roads for Mill Hollow Campground and Wolf Creek Campground.
Note: Like most National Forests, the trails and road are closed to off-road motorcycle riding unless specifically signed open. Do not count on seeing a closure sign but expect to see an open sign. It is your responsibility to know which trails are open to your type of vehicle. Lately, it has been reported that the rangers in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest have been strictly enforcing closures and issuing Federal citations which require a court apperance and $150 fine.
Overall, Soapstone Basin Road is the 17th most popular dirt bike trail of all 68 dirt biking rides in Utah. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Soapstone Basin Road including Mineral Fork ATV Trail, Strawberry Ridge / Currant Creek, Millville Canyon Trail, Murdock Basin ORV Trail System and Slader Ridge Trail.