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OUTLAW ATV TRAIL
09/29/09 at 14:50:17
 
OUTLAW ATV TRAIL
The Following descriptions are courtesy of the Utah Interagency OHV Partners One-Day Ride Maps and track logs submitted by ATVUtah Forum Member.
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A How to Get There
Location - Uinta Mountains
Distance from Salt Lake City Approximately 200 miles or 3-1/2 hours.

Travel Route - East on US 40 to Vernal, Utah, then north on US 191 to the East McKee Trailhead along US 191. The trail can also be accessed by traveling east on 1-80 to Fort Bridger, Wyoming, and then south and east via various state highways to Manila, Utah. Travel south from Manila on SR 44 and US 191 to the Highline Trailhead near Cart Creek. See map for specific access points and trailheads.

A Ride Description
The Outlaw ATV Trail is approximately 40 miles long and consists of graded roads, 4X4 roads and ATV trails.
Time to ride- A few hours to all day.

Difficulty
[x] Easiest
[X] More Difficult
[X] Most Difficult
[x] Extreme

Elevation 8,000 to a little over 9,500 feet.

Signing - The trail will be signed according to the symbols in the map narrative.

Best season to ride - Late spring, summer and early fall.

Things to see - Wildlife (elk, deer, eagles, hawks, etc.) There are great views of the Uinta Mountains, canyons and lakes. The trail passes near the Trout Creek Guard Station, which is available to rent from the Forest Service in Vernal. Some of the trail follows or is close to the Historic Carter Military Road. This road was constructed in the late 1800s between Vernal and Fort Bridger. The trail passes several reservoirs, campgrounds and many high-elevation grassy parks or meadows. Vegetation is mostly aspen, Engleman spruce and sub-alpine fir.

Services
Water, Food, Fuel, Restrooms and Lodging
Restrooms are available at the trailheads and campgrounds. Water is available at the campgrounds. All services can be found in Vernal and Manila.

Camping - There are several campgrounds along and near the trail. Camping in undeveloped areas is permitted on Forest Service administered lands.

Cautions
Travel Restrictions- Travel through National Forest land is limited to designated routes. All motorized cross-country travel by wheeled vehicles is prohibited, see the Vernal Ranger District Travel Map for more information and opportunities.
Livestock- Do not harass livestock. Slow down and let them get out of the way.
Wildlife - Look, but don't disturb.
Hunting - A hunting license does not give anyone the right to travel on closed roads or trails. Motorized or street legal vehicles that are allowed on designated routes are also allowed off that route within 300 feet: to temporary camp sites; to gather firewood by permit; or retrieval of legally taken big game.
Fire - Check with the Forest Service office in Vernal or Manila for fire restrictions. You will be responsible for any damage and cost associated with a wildfire you cause.
Waste - If you packed it in, pack it out. Do not bury trash.
Special equipment needed- It is usually not necessary, but may be desirable to carry a small saw or axe to remove dead trees from the trail, especially early in the spring or after a severe storm. Portions of the trail are remote. Bring a tow strap. There is cell phone coverage in some areas.
Caution - Never ride alone and always wear your helmet.

Difficulty Rating

Easiest (solid green circle) - Gravel or dirt surfaces which are relatively flat and wide. Generally wide enough for an ATV to pass a full-sized vehicle. May be dusty but are relatively smooth throughout with no rocks or roots protruding more than three inches above the surface.
More Difficult (solid blue square) - Loose gravel, sandy, rocky or slickrock surface. May have short sections which are narrow. Can have blind turns, steep or roller coaster grades, minor drop-offs, dust, ruts and frequent changes in riding surfaces. Occasional obstacles may strike the frame.
o Most Difficult (solid black diamond)
Rocky surfaces, sharp turns, switchbacks, steep grades, narrow passages, low overhangs, ledges and large rocks. Can be slippery and muddy when wet. May have tree stumps, limbs or other debris. Machines with low ground clearance may strike or high center on obstacles. Some riders may be more comfortable using four wheel drive machines.
Extreme (solid double black diamond)
May be extremely steep and rocky with ledges and drop-offs, narrow switchbacks, boulders and uneven or unbalanced trail surfaces. May be long stretches of loose rock or deep sand on steep grades with extreme side-slopes. Some obstacles will high center most machines. Four-wheel drive is recommended. In some areas it may be necessary to walk machines over or have a helping third hand. These routes require experienced riders with a full array of good riding skills. All users should consider riding abilities and machine capabilities before attempting these routes.

For More Information Contact
Ashley National Forest in Vernal, Utah (435) 789-1181
Emergency contact- 911

Warning
Although this trail is only 38 miles long it is an all-day ride. Portions of the trail are very challenging and most are very rocky. Recommended only for riders with above average skills. Large groups will find it difficult to complete this ride in one day.

Map was created as a guide for recreation users. Routes depicted are on generalized locations. Consult other map sources for more accurate information.

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The following are the electronic versions of OUTLAW ATV TRAIL Day Ride Map. They are NOT color coded for trail difficulty ratings.

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Have fun, ride safe, keepem wheels down, and see you at the Jamborees,
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Re: OUTLAW ATV TRAIL
Reply #1 - 11/07/09 at 00:24:18
 
My favorite place in the world....Flaming Gorge/Ashley National Forest.  The Outlaw Trail is a great ride either in part or the whole trail!!!!  There are some stretches that are not for the faint of heart though....but do-able with the right help and/or skill.  Wink
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Remember kiddies, keep you arms and legs inside the ride at all times, hold on and have fun!!!
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