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.

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.

I’ve been posting some of my GPS tracks on RideWithGPS.com  (search on ‘BCHU’).

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 ForestTo 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.

DreamPacker Blog: http://dreampackertrail.blogspot.com/2013/10/green-canyon-cache-valley-utah.html BLM Trail List.

All Trails.com http://alltrails.com

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 http://www.horseandtravel.com/states/utah_horse_trails.html

More Utah Horse Trails http://www.opentrail.us/utah-trails

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 http://mountaintrails.org/

Rail Trail  http://www.traillink.com/

Midway/Heber — Dutch Hollow:http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/awarchive?item=22383 http://digitallibrary.utah.gov/awweb/awarchive?type=file&item=22383 http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/dutchcan.htm Dutch Hollow more detail: http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/maps/DutchCanyon-HRes.jpg

Ogden-area Trails www.ogden-ut.com/horsebackriding.html www.davisareacvb.com/attractions/hikingtrails.htm

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/

Weather station at the top of Payson Canyon off of Blackhawk Trail: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?sid=PYSU1&table=1&banner=off

Tooele Area Trails  http://www.tooelecountytrails.com/images/print%20pdfs/allprintablemaps.pdf?mode=window&backgroundColor= 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://xphomestation.com/

http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/salt_lake/recreation/back_country_byways/pony_express_trail.html

Kanab Area Trails: http://trailskanab.com

Willis Creek Slot Canyon  http://www.americansouthwest.net/slot_canyons/willis_creek/canyon.html

Moab:

http://www.moab-horses.com/

http://www.moab-horses.com/THorse-Ride-202.html

http://www.discovermoab.com/horseback.htm

Saint George: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/st__george/recreation/trails.html

Statewide: Dream Packer Trail Adventures http://dreampackertrail.blogspot.com/2013/10/logan-canyon-white-pine-utah.html Facebook:

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