This trail has been designed for
The weather is generally good, just
be aware of it so you are prepared.
Be sure that your ATV is no wider
than 50” because of some parts of
the trails and their restrictions.
This is a good trail
for younger riders and the
perfect trail for a picnic! Take
some time and enjoy the day!
This trail can begin just off Highway 72 at Forsyth
Reservoir (west side) or three miles up the road east from
Forsyth Reservoir where there is also a trail head at Riley
Springs. Trail Type
This trail is for ATV. Some areas have 50” restrictions. Distance
This trail is just under 11 miles long. Difficulty Easy
This trail is relatively easy. Some parts of the trail are al
little more difficult, but can be done.
This trail is mostly a maintained dirt trail. Some parts of
the path are more rocky than others, but can still be
Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
Take in the Views
As you bend to the north you pass several areas
where you can enjoy views into the east of Cathedral
Valley, and further northeast toward the San Rafael
Swell. Views go east over the Dirty Devil River and
Canyonlands National Park, as the Manti La Sal
Mountains near Moab. The trail descends into a long
scenic valley before ascending again and turning
west to Highway 72.
Get a Closer Look
As you follow the road east below Geyser
Peak and it will wrap north around the
peak. On this trail you'll pass through
beautiful alpine forest areas of junipers,
aspen, pine, and spruce.
Do it at Your Own Pace
You can either return on this trail to the trail head or you can loop
back by including the Tidwell Slopes trails on the west side of
Highway 72. Their are optional trails that lead south from Riley
Springs to Pole Canyon (2 miles) and Elkhorn Campground (4
miles) along the northern rim of Thousand Lakes Mountain. (50"