Piute County Rainbow
Discover the Magic and Beauty of the
Land Where the Rainbow Ends

The Paiute ATV Trail Committee
Welcomes you to
Piute County & the World's Premier ATV Trail

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Utah's Paiute Trail System was born in the late 1980s. Facing the closure of the existing off-road routes in the Fishlake National Forest and the surrounding communities near Interstate 70, the Piute County Commission and the U.S. Forest Service saw the potential for a public trail system that would not only allow hunters and off-roaders the use of the forest, but also link the communities in and near the forest.

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The Paiute Trail proper spans 278 miles, about 80 percent of which are dirt roads, and 20 percent trail sections. In addition to the main Paiute Trail loop, which passes though four communities, four counties and three mountain ranges, an additional 550 miles of side trails access another 12 communities. In each community, ATV riders can go into town and buy gas and food, make repairs or get a hotel room before heading back out on the trail. Even better, the Paiute system adjoins the Great Western Trail, a sister system to the east, and the Fremont Trail to the south to bringing the grand total to more than 1500 miles of trails.

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Trails vary in skill level from beginner to advanced, and the system spans a low point of 5230 feet to a high point of more than 11,000 feet. There's something for everyone: tight, narrow trails through dry creek beds, rock crawling, steep climbs through juniper and pin forests, aspen meadows and spectacular views from the ridge top trails. Because 80 percent of the Paiute Trail is dirt roads, it's a great place for beginners to explore. It's also a very popular area for hunters and sightseers.