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Imagine your thumb pressing down on the throttle, then hearing the engine roar as your back tires break loose and you begin racing forward sending a cloud of dust into the air behind you. If you are looking for a fun Moab activity and you haven’t tried ATV riding yet, you will discover that nothing compares to an exhilarating ATV tour through Moab’s backcountry. ATVs are one of the greatest innovations in the outdoors and are gaining popularity as a fun outdoor sport. If you want to cover a lot of ground and quickly climb to the top of the best lookout points, an ATV is a great way to do it without losing your breath. An ATV tour can get you places that you might struggle to reach on foot, bike or even on horseback, and it can get you there a lot faster. Moab’s roads and trails are popular because they combine the ideal balance of challenge and scenery. The area surrounding Moab contains thousands of miles of trails which are open to ATV riders, you can choose from exciting backcountry trails or the challenging 4WD trails as well.
From the seat of your ATV you will lookout across the spectacular red rock formations of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. No matter which trail you choose in the Moab area you can’t go wrong. Southeastern Utah is home to some of the greatest ATV trails in the country, not to mention the popular White Wash Sand Dunes.
If you are an inexperienced rider there is no need to be intimidated, there are plenty of trails with terrain to suit every ability from beginner to advanced.
ATV Rentals & Tours:
If you are an inexperienced rider you may want to consider hiring a guide as the trails are sometimes not well marked. A guide will also be able to assist you in traversing some of the more challenging terrain. If you choose to take a guided ATV tour in Moab you will be thoroughly trained on the operation of the ATV and then guided through miles of fun and challenging trails. The following Moab outfitters provide ATV rentals and tours:
281 N Main (877)
Moab Tour Company
375 S Main
- Your ATV must display a current ATV registration sticker.
- You must be 16 years old and hold a valid drivers license to operate an ATV on public land, drivers between the ages of 8 to 15 must hold an ATV education certificate issued by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation. No one under the age of eight is allowed to drive an ATV on public land.
- Helmets must be worn by all ATV riders under the age of 18.
- Headlights must be used from dusk to dawn.
- If you are riding in a sand dune area it is required that you have a brightly colored flag attached to your ATV.
- Ride only in designated ATV areas.
- Never operate an ATV while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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