Arapeen OHV Trail: Palisade State Park Loop

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Loop Trail

Dirt Trail

rocky Trail

Single Track

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Nearby Manti and Sterling are good places to stock up on fuel and supplies. Palisades State Park or a number of nearby campgrounds can serve as a base camp.
*Some 66″ width limits on sections of this trail. ATVs, MCs, UTVs, 4x4s on most trails.
Mostly dirt and little bit rocky.
Most trails have adequate signage.
The closest medical help is Gunnison Valley Hospital, 64 E 100 N Street, Gunnison, UT 84634. (435) 528-7246.
Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies.
Sanpete County Sheriff: Dial 9-1-1 or (435) 835-2191. 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:
We rode The Palisades State Park Loop in 5.5 hours for a distance of 60 miles at 11 mph. Plan this trip around a visit to Palisades or some of the other camping destinations in the area that make for a long half-day ride with plenty of time for exploring and stretching your legs on a summer hike. This easy ride will take you into the mountains of the Manti-La Sal National Forest to escape the summer heat or to enjoy a fall excursion.

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Palisades State Park presents a good place to base your adventure from with some time to relax by the lake after your ride.
From Palisades head east up Six Mile Canyon Road.
Continue on east following the trail marker 35 for the Arapeen Trail.
There are some camping spots at the Upper Six Mile Ponds Campground (medium use area). Learn more at USFS.
Continue on Route 35. There is a sign to the left indicating trailheads for Blue Meadows and Sand Ridge.
A sampling of the incredible views from the trail!
Turn left to head east on Forest Road 0022.
Take another left to follow route marker 2 for the Arapeen Trail.
Ferron Reservoir and Gunnison Valley are a short jaunt from the trail we took. We continued straight to head to Skyline Drive. The Twelve Mile Flat Campground is in view from this point of our trip. More information at USFS
Turn right to head west on Forest Road 0150.
Turn slightly left following Arapeen Trail Marker 9 heading south.
Up ahead there is a carsonite sign indicating you are on Route 9 of the Arapeen Trail.
Turn right to follow Route 94.
View from the trail of Julius Flat Reservoir and White Mountain (10,817 elevation) in the distance.
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