Circleville to Panguitch Trail 

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Easy

Out & Back

No width limit

Dirt Trail

Gravel Roads

Single Track

50" Vehicle

S x S

Full Size

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Lodging, restaurants, fuel and groceries are all available in Circleville. There are no services available along the trail.
All sizes. No width limits. ATVs, MCs, UTVs, 4x4s on most trails.
Mostly dirt and gravel roads.
The area is signed fairly well but some of the signs are weathered. Look at our notes below and download a GPS track.
Garfield Memorial Hospital 200 N 400 E Panguitch, UT 84759 (435) 676-8811 or
Sevier Valley Medical Center (Intermountain), 1000 North Main Street, Richfield, UT 84701 (435) 893-4100
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
Just over 200 miles from Salt Lake and 150 miles from St. George, Circleville is a great weekend destination for those looking for an easy trip. The Circleville to Panguitch OHV trail is a 37-mile “one way” ride south out of Circleville heading to Panguitch. You will climb up out of the valley to approx. 9,000 feet elevation (3,437′ of ascent) before dropping back down into the flats outside of Panguitch. We spent three hours riding the trail and there is a return trail we will also post that will make this a complete loop for those who are looking for a day long ride.

This segment of Highway 89 is pastoral from the highway with the Sevier River weaving it’s way north. Circleville is a neat community to visit along the way and this trail gives a more rugged way to roll down to Panguitch. Butch Cassidy’s childhood home is near the trailhead so be sure to visit sometime during this trip.

We stayed in Circleville where you will find options for lodging, camping, fuel and some supplies. This community is ATV-friendly and easy to get around (please remember to be courteous and keep your speed down). Follow some of our directions below to learn more about this trail before you plan your stay. Piute County puts on more organized events than any other locale, so if you what to go with a group there are a number of options.
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We parked near the ballfields to unload and head out of Circleville to the trail. You could also unload from the motel or campsites.
It’s a pretty drive on the way out of town cruising on a well maintained road.
The fields give way to the desert heading south.
Horsepeak is the dominant landmark at 8,510 feet.
The trail continues climbing in elevation to 9,000 feet from the valley floor. Temps will begin to cool as you get into the junipers and pinyons.
Looking out at the surrounding area you will find some interesting rock spires jutting out among the trees.
The trail opens up a bit as you end your decent. Follow the carsonite pointing toward Panguitch continuing west.
Here’s a quirky sign we came across. We’re not sure what it means but maybe you can find out.
From here you’ll turn right heading west and then take a left to follow River Lane Road into Panguitch.
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