Ephraim Loop: Arapeen OHV Trail

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Loop Trail

No width limit

Dirt Trail

Single Track

50" Vehicle

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Nearby Ephraim offers a great basecamp with motels, restaurants and fuel.
*Some trails with width limits. ATVs, MCs, UTVs, 4x4s on most trails.
Mostly dirt roads and very few rocky areas.
Most trails have adequate signage.
The closest medical help is the Ephraim Medical Clinic at 525 N Main Street, Ephraim, UT 84627 Phone: (435) 283-4076

Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Sanpete County Sheriff: Dial 9-1-1 or 435-835-2191 for non emergencies. 1500 S Hwy 89, Manti, UT 84642

Utah Highway Patrol: Dial 9-1-1

We highly recommend you purchase a Utah Search and Rescue Assistant Card (USARA), learn more: utah.gov/rescue
The Ephraim Canyon Loop is located southeast of the town of Ephraim, up Ephraim Canyon Road. The trail is a high elevation ride into the San Pitch Mountains on the Ephraim Canyon Road connecting with Skyline Drive and the Arapeen Trail. The 55 mile ride took us five hours at 9 mph and makes a great day trip with plenty of time left to grab a burger and malt in Ephraim.

The area offers a vareity of trails and interesting places to explore when you are looking for an escape from the heat of the summer.

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Turn off Ephraim Canyon Road onto Forest Road 0051 (39° 19.8687′ N 111° 30.6001′ W)
Turn right at the fork in the road to head west.
Continue on Ephraim Canyon Road. Follow signs for Orangeville.
The trail winds its way past Grassy Lake.
Continue north following Route 52.
A good sample of the riding on this trail, a tree-lined dirt road in the forest.
A short way down the trail the scenery opens up and the trail gets a little rockier.
If you time your trip right (this is mid-July) the meadows are painted with wildflowers looking off toward the Ephraim valley below.
Heading back down the trail to where we started the day.

Driving past Lake Hill.

Lake Hill Campground is about five miles from Ephraim and offers some camping close to town and the trail system. USFS classifies this campground as a medium usage site making it a good place to try on weekend. Learn more here: Lake Hill Campground USFS site
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June 25, 2023

June 24 Trail Report – still lots of glaciers. We were in dirt bikes but anything else would not have been able to do it. Probably circumnavigated 20-30 glaciers that were too deep for SXS or ATV to drive over.


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