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I wrote an article that appeared in the Standard-Examiner on Jan. 28 entitled, “What if someone else wants my ATV more than I do?” In that article, I related accounts of people losing ATVs and equipment to theft. That article ended with this statement, “Take stock of the things you can to do…

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The third annual Beaver County Trails Jamboree did not happen. Because of the 2020 pandemic, a lot of things didn’t happen last year. In the case of Beaver County, however, the story didn’t stop there.

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As 2021 opened, one of the questions on the minds of many in the ATV community was if there would be any jamborees slated for the year. I am happy to report that there will be. Riding in Utah’s scenic backcountry is one of the safest activities in which a rider can participate. It is next to…

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The interest in developing ATV trail systems is growing across Utah. People with ATVs want places to ride and counties want to provide them — and for good reason. The tourist dollars brought to a county with nearby trails are significant.

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We are a week into the new year and if you have pickled your machine thinking there is no place to ride, you have made a big mistake. The hustle and bustle of Christmas is behind us and planning a January ATV trip is just the thing to fight the winter blahs.

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Driving along I-15 from Bountiful to Layton in view of the Francis Peak radar towers, you might not know about the treasure trove of trails that exist high above the valley on these mountains. Many locals have driven a car or truck on the road to the gate at the base of the big white ball ho…

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Being aware of ATVs didn’t make me interested in them — that came later. As a boy growing up in Oklahoma, I loved riding my bike, especially on dirt trails. The Cushman scooters were popular when I was in high school, but a friend’s accident on one made me leery of motorcycles. I was content…

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Buying gifts for your ATV friends, whether it is for Christmas or a birthday, can be tricky. They are known to be pretty picky — I know, I am one of them. One Christmas, my wife gave me a 4-gallon flat gas can because she had heard me talking about them. The right thing to do would have been…

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The world of accessories has grown exponentially with the booming success of UTVs. George Hamblin, who is familiar with my ATV articles, recently sent me an email asking my opinion on must-have add-ons for a side-by-side.

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Our stay for this ATV adventure was in Escalante, right in the middle of Highway 12 — a top-rated byway in the country. Our ride through Horse Canyon began in Escalante as we trailered to our drop point.

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Having revisited the Lake Mountain Trails just last month, I decided to compare my recent ride and the original ride I took 10 years ago. In 2010, it was an account of an encounter with a desert snake on trails located across Utah Lake from Provo.

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To begin with, I did not even know that there was a Mantua Loop. I was supposed to lead a ride from Mantua to Eden, but some riders didn’t have street-legal machines. One of the riders suggested a loop that would take us back to Mantua. I am all for learning about new trails, so I agreed to …

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The Arapeen Trails are some of my favorite. Always looking for new ones, Kevin Christiansen of the Sanpete County Travel Council put me in touch with Brad Bradley, a retired DWR conservation officer. Brad told me that the title was just a fancy name for “fish cop.”

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It is hard to resist an ATV adventure on the Arapeen ATV Trail System. I had bragged about fishing on the quiet little ponds and beautiful lakes on Manti Mountain to my friend Taylor Durrant from Arizona. Being an avid fisherman, Taylor wanted to see for himself, so we set a date for an ATV …

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The original purpose that created this adventure was to find a cabin that was supposed to be up Wildcat Canyon. It belonged to my friend Terry Maxfield’s grandfather. As near as we could determine, the trail began just south of Emery and climbed up a canyon to Wildcat Knoll.

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The ride is called an Iron Man because when the trail is smooth it is fun to go fast. You can ride so that you can see a lot of a little scenery, but you don’t go very far. On the Iron Man, we see a little of a lot of scenery and we go far. Threatening to ride fast reduced the number of ride…

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Being a sucker for adventure, I thought, “Who wouldn’t want to ride the Mad Dog ATV trail?” It was the second day of the Beaver ATV Adventure Days sponsored by the city of Beaver, Utah, and the Tushar Mountain ATV Club and I had signed up for the Mad Dog ride.

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OGDEN — Officials with the GOAL Foundation say the COVID-19 pandemic has forced them to reinvent their operation, but when it comes to next year’s Ogden Marathon, they’re keeping their fingers crossed for a return to form.