Utah Horse Trails

Here are several resources to find Horse Trails in Utah.  Some of these links are specific to horse trails.  Others are borrowed from hiking, mountain biking, ATV sites, since often our trails are ‘shared use’.  Please verify the accuracy of all information before actually embarking on your trip to be sure the trail is accessible to horses, the trail head is open, etc.

Safe and Happy Trails !  Enjoy Utah’s great scenery on horseback.  It’s ALWAYS a good day for a ride.

Back Country Horsemen of Utah  (BCHU.com:  See link at the bottom left.)  These are trails turned in by local members.  If you are going to a specific area, call the BCHU officers listed for that area, and have them help you check out the trails you are interested in. They usually know what is up in their area, and you might just find a new riding friend.  Also, Mountain Ridge BCHU has a GPS trail sharing site:  http://www.ece.utah.edu/~cfurse/GPS_info/GPS.htm

The Back Country Horseman’s Guide by Bruce Kartchner from Tate Publishing.  This great little book has 50 popular horse trails in Utah with maps, information on how to get to the trailhead, trail conditions, best time to visit, etc.

US Forest Service:  http://www.fs.fed.us

Find Forest Service Trails in Utah (and everywhere else):  The US Forest Service has a lot of online material on trails, camping, facilities, closures/warnings/updates, etc. for Utah Horse Trails, and others.  Click on the link above.  Then put in your state.  Here are the forest listings for Utah:
Ashley National Forest
Dixie National Forest
Fishlake National Forest
Manti-LaSal National Forest
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

To find horse trails and campgrounds, click on recreation and then the kind of recreation you are looking for (horse trails).  From there you can also make reservations for campgrounds, etc.

Horse Trail Directory (national)   http://www.horsetraildirectory.com/

Trailmeister (national) http://www.trailmeister.com/UTAH.html

Horse and Mule Trailguide http://www.horseandmuletrails.com/Ut.htm

Horse and Travel Guide


American Trails  http://www.nttp.net/resources/statetrails/UTstate.html

Utah State Parks  http://stateparks.utah.gov/

Rails to Trails http://www.traillink.com/

Utah Mountain Bike / Horse Trails

Many (but not all) of these trails are also horse riding trails.  The maps on this site are some of the better ones I’ve found.  Check on watershed limitations before you go.  http://www.utahmountainbiking.com

Salt Lake / Wasatch Front Area Trails

American Fork Trail Map http://www.utahvalley.com/!userfiles/Maps/American%20Fork%20Trail%20Map%202.pdf

Corner Canyon (Draper) http://www.drapertrails.com/Maps/CornerCanyonTrailsMap2010.pdf

Draper Trails http://www.draper.ut.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={28497E5F-08BA-4695-8B87-15FF3F922397}

Yellow Fork / Rose Canyon Trails http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/yellow.htm

Dimple Dell Park http://www.dimpledellnaturepark.slco.org/

Porter Rockwell Trail http://www.saltlakecycling.com/showride.php?rideID=1026

Jordan River Parkway http://www.utah.com/stateparks/jordan_river.htm

Millcreek Canyon http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/idx-SLC-Canyons.htm

Park City Trails


Rail Trail  http://www.traillink.com/

Ogden-area Trails



Antelope Island Trails http://www.utah-travel-secrets.com/antelopeislandtrails.html

Payson Canyon Trails

Payson area trails http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/idx-utv-Payson.htm

Blackhawk http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/blackhwk.htm

Rock Springs http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/rocksprg.htm

Santaquin Meadows and others http://utahhikesreviewed.com/category/utah-county/

Tooele Area Trails

Jacob City (Stockton Canyon) http://www.utahoutdooractivities.com/jacobcity.html

Tooele County Trails http://www.co.tooele.ut.us/trails/index.htm

Tooele Trails http://archivedsite.outdoorutah.com/New%20site/Destinations/northern/tooeleed.htm

Stansbury Front Trail http://www.bogley.com/forum/showthread.php?21695-Stansbury-Front-trail

Stansbury Island http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/stansbur.htm

 Sanpete Trails  http://sanpete.com/pages/equestrian

Garfield County Trails  http://www.utah-trails.com/

Heber Valley Trails  http://www.gohebervalley.com/Recreation

Bear Lake Area Trails http://www.bearlake.org/trails.html

Pony Express http://www.utah.com/playgrounds/pony_express.htm


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