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Off-Road Trails: Utah

Where rocks, sand, and hundreds of wooded acres and adventure go hand in hand

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Riding off-road in the huge state of Utah is one of the most checked bucket list items of any SXS enthusiast’s life. The adventure of destinations like Moab and the Paiute trail bring so much fun with family and friends that it is an easy place to discover that Life is Better on a Honda. There are many very rugged sections to this state, but there are also many that cater to beginners. Owning a SXS like the Honda Talon 1000X Fox Live Valve or Honda Talon 1000R would give any adventurous group plenty of enjoyment here.

One unique facet of riding in Utah is that many small towns are very off-road friendly. Local businesses will cater to the SXS crowd and there are always great facilities to camp or lodging for those who wish to “rough it,” city slicker style. With proper permits you can ride your machine right down the streets of many towns as long as you obey the local laws as you would in your automobile. KOA and other RV campgrounds are scattered around the state as it is a destination for adventure for many families.

When talking of terrain in Utah, it is really all over the board. There are obviously massive rock formations that everyone wants to try and there is also plenty of sand combined with rocks. Locations like Sand Hollow Recreation area give SXS riders and their family plenty of variety from mild to wild dune riding as well as some super technical rocks like the “Double Sammy” to test that slow crawl technical adventure that Utah is known for.

Size Thousands of Acres

Skill Level Moderate to Experienced

Trailhead Moab, Utah

Moab OHV Trails

Size Thousands of Acres

Skill Level Moderate to Experienced

Trailhead Moab, Utah

Moab OHV trails have been the talk of every SXS owner that yearns for the technical and exciting rock-climbing experience in their new machine. Vehicles like the new Honda Talon 1000R Fox Live Valve are built perfectly for these types of locations with the I-4WD system giving drivers complete control of the wheel. You cannot count out that a machine like the Talon also gives its owners that durability that Honda is known for, which translates into a trouble-free ride. This area is world-renowned for its technical slick rock and off-road trails, but it also offers sand trails and the area is chock full of scenic points for that family selfie. No matter the terrain you are riding, you will see some amazing scenic views.

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Distance Thousands of Miles

Skill Level Moderate to Experienced

Trailheads Beaver, Richfield, Salina or Filmore, Utah

Paiute Trail

Distance Thousands of Miles

Skill Level Moderate to Experienced

Trailheads Beaver, Richfield, Salina or Filmore, Utah

Giving riders of any ATV or SXS off-road vehicles over 1000 miles of trails, the Paiute Trail system is Utah’s longest and one of the country’s most popular off-road trail systems. Located in South-Central Utah, the Paiute trails can be accessed from small towns like Beaver, Fillmore, Richfield and Salina. Each of these towns offer all the necessary accommodations as well as lodging for those who want to take their family along for an extended stay. Riders can ride from town to town while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the national forest and surrounding mountains. Riders can also enjoy stops along the way to fish or camp. Utilizing a SXS like the Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve on trails like the Paiute will give off-road enthusiasts a very comfortable ride in the cab and confidence in knowing things like the three-point harness and door nets will keep them safe. The electronic suspension system is also a massive bonus, as it will adjust in a fraction of a second to changing terrain.

Distance 50+ Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Hurricane, Utah

Sand Hollow State Park

Distance 50+ Miles

Skill Level All

Trailhead Hurricane, Utah

Located just east of St. George, Utah, Sand Hollow State Park is nestled in the mountains of Hurricane Utah and provides plenty of adventure for the SXS family. Although Sand Hollow stretches its boundaries wide, the only place to enter the park is through Hurricane. Made up of incredible red sand dunes and rock canyons, Sand Hollow gives such variety that you can ride for a few days without losing interest. Trails like the “Double Sammy” are great for testing the features of your SXS. Be, fore warned though, these places can be tricky so using a good vehicle like the Honda Talon with its the i-4WD system and hill start assist is recommended. If you decide to stay in the park you can reserve a camp spot, but it must be done in advance. The lake at Sand Hollow allows SXS adventurers and their families to enjoy some fishing or even swimming after the ride. Then settle down next to a campfire and enjoy because Life is better with Honda.

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