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ATV Adventures: Exploring the ATV trails on the new Cinnamon Creek complex

It has been a year since I was on the trails in what is now known as the Cinnamon Creek Wildlife Management Area. I was pleasantly surprised at the improvements to the old access point to these trails off Ant Flat Road. Last year, 8,100 acres of School Trust Lands were put on the auction ...

ATV Adventures: An unexpected start to a great ride at Curtis Creek

Sometimes the adventure starts before the ride begins. This time I refer to the first definition of adventure — “an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks.” The plan was to ride from Curtis Creek to Randolph. As the time for the ride approached, I was wondering what I ...

ATV Adventures: Riding in dinosaur country at the Ticaboo Rally

Building on the success of last year’s Ticaboo Fall Rally, the 2022 Fourth Annual Rally is even bigger. Scheduled for Nov. 4-6, this extended jamboree will feature new trails including the Poison Springs Trail. This time of year is the best time to ride the red rock canyons near Lake Powell ...

ATV Adventures: Bling versus accessories for your OHV

When ATVs came on the market in the early ’80s, they were pretty basic machines. They had safety features like headlights, taillights and brakes, but they were pretty basic and didn’t lend themselves to an extensive list of accessories. There were some things you had to have to enjoy ...

ATV Adventures: High adventure on the Skyline Trail

In the 30 years I have been riding ATVs, I have been thinking of adventure in terms of an exciting or remarkable experience. I was surprised to learn that Merriam-Webster lists that definition as second in a list of three. The first is, “an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown ...

Commentary: DeVoto’s fight for the wild echoes today

This summer’s devastating flash flooding in Moab was a stark reminder of the power of water on our drought-parched landscape. And while the severity of such events appears to be increasing because of climate change, sudden downpours and the resulting damage and threat to human life is not a ...

ATV Adventures: Rocky Mountain ATV/UTV Jamboree packed with adventure

Only one annual jamboree is older than the Rocky Mountain Jamboree and that is the National ATV/UTV Jamboree in Fillmore. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this Richfield jamboree is scheduled for Sept. 19-23. Not only is this one of the oldest jamborees in Utah, it is one of the largest in ...

ATV Adventures: 20th Annual San Juan ATV Safari to be spectacular

September is a big month for ATV jamborees in Utah. The Arapeen ATV Jamboree happens during the first week followed by the San Juan ATV Safari in the second week. The third week will be filled by the Rocky Mountain ATV Jamboree. Each one features unique and scenic parts of Utah. The San Juan ...

ATV Adventures: The old Arapeen jamboree is new this year

The Arapeen ATV Jamboree has traditionally been scheduled to begin the day after Labor Day. This year is no different — the jamboree is scheduled for Sept. 6-11. The host city is Ferron, Utah — population 1,475. The difference is the old jamboree featured trails in two ATV trail systems ...