Paiute Trail question
Posted January 03, 2006 - 10:06 AM
Posted January 03, 2006 - 07:41 PM
I have been there many times and might be able to help you.
Locals are very ATV / off-road friendly. There are hundreds of miles of atv trails. I would say in my best estimation there are 50 to 1 ATV to motorcycle ratio but you do see motorcycles out there. By the way most of the ATVs are the 4X4 utility types.
Terrain is mixed, forest roads, some gravel and smaller rocks, lots of water crossings etc.
The scenery is what brings me back year after year. \
If you want more info check link .
01 Honda Rubicon 500 4X4
02 Yamaha Kodiak 400 4X4
Posted January 03, 2006 - 11:38 PM
The scenery looks great. Besides that, are you saying the riding isn't that great or just expect a lot of quads/4x4 utilities?
Posted January 04, 2006 - 08:33 AM
It was fun taking my CR500 to the Arbys drive up window
There are hundreds of miles of trails and some parts are more scenic than others. I prefer the North East Section, very woodsey w/ river crossings. The Marysvail loop is a very popular ride. As stated earlier, you will see more ATV 4x4s than anything else, but it is still a blast on 2 wheelers. Some areas are very rocky, but you could take a 4x4 truck through most of the trails. I would definitely pack spare tube/air and the basic tools. If you get lost or have a mechanical, you are in a very remote area. Although the trail is easy, pack a good first aid kit. I have had 2 trips on the trail that had a detour to the hospital (not me, but 1 with the wife and one with the son)- FYI although Fillmore and Richfield are "hick" towns even by Utah standards, both have a first rate medical center. GPS is highly recomended as it is easy to get turned around and farther away from camp than expected. Richfield is the place I would recommend as base camp. It is a decent size town and has stores, gas stations, and all the necessities. (Not sure about bike shops though, about 1.5 hours away is the town of Payson. This is where Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is at, and usually have a pretty good inventory of most parts.)
Bring a camera, it is a pretty ride with lots of photo ops. A map of the area is available for $13 from most of the local places including the KOA. You can also get a map online. If I get a chance, I will scan mine onto the comptuer and post it.
www.motoutah.com also has info on the trail and other areas near by.
If you have the time, Hanksville is an incredible place to play if you like jumps and is only 45 min from Richfield. If you have seen the Global Addiction video, it the place where Pastrana and crew are pulling big whips on a black ash like dirt. Ask any of the locals about Factory Butte - thats the actual site name.
Thats about all I have for you - I can get more info if you need it. Have fun, its a great ride.
Posted January 04, 2006 - 09:05 AM
Posted January 04, 2006 - 03:34 PM
I'll have to see if I have any pictures to post. I was last there at the begenning of OCT, and it will show you what to expect.
Posted January 04, 2006 - 09:16 PM
1) Alcohol and guns
2) Huge 4X4 vehicles on the trails
3) Bad shots
4) Greenies disguised as hunters aiming at bikers!! Just kidding!!!
PM me your email and will send you some photos. If you look at the map you can actually ride from North of Filmore all the way down to Bryce canyon.
You got lots on time for research and there is a lot of info and trip reports on the web.