Upcoming Events

 

Upcoming Events

Fall Into Arapeen – A Sanpete County Fall Colors Ride

Ride Information

(There is a LOT of information here. Please be sure to read it ALL before signing up or asking questions. It is recommended to use a PC/Mac web browser to review all the links as I cannot guarantee that they will all work on a phone.)

Beautiful scenery! Majestic Vistas! Skyline Drive! Fall colors!

UTV Utah is partnering with Sanpete County to treat you to a fantastic fall-colors riding opportunity on the Arapeen trail system!

Six guided rides will be offered on both Friday AND Saturday departing from Manti, Ephraim, and Mayfield; with a Saturday night get-together in Manti to include food trucks, music, cornhole, and more!

Two trails do have a 66″ width restriction! Please honor this and do not sign up for these trails if your machine is wider than 66″.

You must sign up for the trails you wish to ride! Sign up for ONE trail on each day. (link below)

We are limiting each trail to a maximum of 30 machines. Each driver/machine should have its own signup. Only 1 signup per driver/machine please.

SIGN UPS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 15TH @ MIDNIGHT!

Here’s the schedule:
Thu 9/23 – Arrive / Check-In at your Lodging
Fri 9/24 – 9a-4p – Ride / 6p – Dine Around Town
Sat 9/25 – 9a-4p – Ride / 6p-8p – Group Gathering @ Manti City Park (300 W 200 N) for Food Trucks / Cornhole / Socializing
Sun 9/26 – Ride On Your Own / Head Home

Maps: Each ride will have a link to a .gpx file you can download and a physical Arapeen trail system map will be given to each registered machine, however there are also detailed maps on Avenza (preferred) at https://www.utahatvtrails.org/mobile.html

Weather: It will be a little cool by then, but it’s a great time to ride! At the top of the mountain, expect the high around 60’ish. Back in town the high will be around 70’ish.

Lodging: https://www.sanpete.com/lodging.html

Dining: https://www.sanpete.com/uploads/1/3/6/2/136253634/restaurants.pdf

Rides: All 6 rides will be offered both days. If you plan to ride both days, we suggest signing up for the following ride combinations to avoid occasional trail overlapping: #1 & #2; #3 & #4; #5 & #6

Sign-Up for Trails (MANDATORY): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4faba628abfe3-utvutah

ALL PARTICIPANTS (Drivers and Passengers) MUST FILL OUT AND SIGN THE LIABILITY RELEASE AT: https://www.utvutah.com/forms/

Please print, fill out, sign, and bring it to the event. You will turn this in at the staging area on Friday and will receive a ribbon to tie to your machine. Any machines without this ribbon will not be allowed to join the group! On Saturday, turn in your ribbon from Friday to receive your ribbon for Saturday’s ride.

Sanpete County allows NON-Street-Legal OHV’s on all roads except Hwy 89. Here is a map for OHV Routes Between Towns for NON-Street-Legal Machines: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/viewer?mid=1e3mVeDyt8-GRvdqwlZSQBisy6j0hFc3p&ll=39.23328281510128%2C-111.64791645000001&z=10

Group Gathering: Saturday Night from 6pm-8pm at Manti City Park 300 W 200 N; Bring your own camp chair

Overflow Parking is available in Manti at the Fairgrounds if necessary: https://www.google.com/maps/place/39%C2%B016’29.6%22N+111%C2%B038’09.3%22W/@39.2748425,-111.6375319,690m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d39.2748819!4d-111.6359209

ROUTE INFO:

GPX FILES FOR ALL TRAILS: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1f6tjgx6wL5YQVyTjsfSyan_k5rvt0nir?usp=sharing

#1 HELIOTROPE MOUNTAIN:
DIFFICULTY: Easy
DESCRIPTION: Head up Manti Canyon and take Lowry Fork(#33) to Skyline Drive(#1), south on #1 until reaching Ferron Canyon (#7), east on #7 past Ferron Reservoir and Willow Lake, south on #77 to go around Heliotrope Mountain, east on #7 again to Skyline Drive (#1). Head down Six-Mile Canyon(#35) and return to Manti.
ROUTE MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=1apoq_iKSI6GvBlqk8nH9hhgE32XMhJLb&usp=sharing

DISTANCE: 73.5 miles
RIDE DURATION: 4-5 hours
STAGING LOCATION: 100 N. 300 W. Southeast Corner of Manti City Park; https://goo.gl/maps/CBQRHC5eqPoqPjKRA
DEPARTURE TIME: 9:30am

#2 WILLOW CREEK:
DIFFICULTY: More Difficult
DESCRIPTION: From Ephraim, head up Cane Valley to connect with trail Arapeen Trail #46, take a detour out Hell Hole Ridge for a scenic view of the “Little Horseshoe”, stop at New Canyon Reservoir, follow trail #42 through aspen and pine forest, ride past Lake Hill on #37 and through the Willow Creek area, conclude ride by climbing the back side of Bald Mountain and returning to town by descending the face.
ROUTE MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=1lh3Jc39g7qQtoB1gJs8Xl4z9CjPyEL5o&usp=sharing
DISTANCE: 33 miles
RIDE DURATION: 4 hours
STAGING LOCATION: 100 N. 52 E. Ephraim, Parking Lot; https://goo.gl/maps/ZfyJ3nsxi9Zt2PuC9
DEPARTURE TIME: 9:30am

#3 TOP OF THE WORLD:
DIFFICULTY: Moderate
DESCRIPTION: Ride up the challenging Manti Sheep Trail(#3) to the top of the mountain, south on Skyline Drive(#1) for over 9 miles and stop along the way at “Hightop” the highest point on Skyline Drive 10,897’ in elevation, scenic views as you loop around Black Mountain on #95, then #9 back to Skyline to return to town down Manti Canyon road.
ROUTE MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=1E_GRK4-30ObTmyWxQCCNiz-Pd1Ntv6-z&usp=sharing
DISTANCE: 64.7 miles
RIDE DURATION: 4-5 hours
STAGING LOCATION: 100 N. 400 W. Southwest Corner of Manti City Park; https://goo.gl/maps/s6pzgWGZzpLXJngv7
DEPARTURE TIME: 9:00am

#4 HORSESHOE MOUNTAIN:
DIFFICULTY: More Difficult
DESCRIPTION: Ride up New Canyon and take Arapeen Trail #44, a more difficult climb, to the mountain top, stop and look off into the “Big Horseshoe”, head down the other side on #52, pass Grassy Lake, detour to Pete’s Hole Reservoir, back to Skyline Drive(#1) and south to North Fork of Manti Canyon(#3), west on #3, then climb into Willow Creek area via trail #37.
ROUTE MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=1N4gzF54jA9eXCuM_4TaVo5Y69z6rIlKl&usp=sharing
DISTANCE: 58.7 miles
RIDE DURATION: 5-6 hours
STAGING LOCATION: 57 E. Center Street Ephraim, Parking Lot; https://goo.gl/maps/8LDPKduuJfXA9ZwGA
DEPARTURE TIME: 9:00am

#5 THE COVE: 66” Trail Width Restriction
DIFFICULTY: More Difficult
DESCRIPTION: Head south of Manti to Six-Mile Canyon(#35), ride the “Sandridge Trail” boulder field (#38A) from the top down, up #38 and #39 to Skyline Drive(#1), cross over the top and down George’s Fork(#72), past Duck Fork Reservoir, Cove Blue Lake, and Jet Fox Reservoir, down Middle Fork Canyon (#33), descend the canyon via the Patton Trail.
ROUTE MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=1hUURrJ6XN8c-9jGIepboZJAFhQLw40Fh&usp=sharing
DISTANCE: 54 miles
RIDE DURATION: 5-6 hours
STAGING LOCATION: 200 N. 400 W. Northwest Corner of Manti City Park; https://goo.gl/maps/4f3jfhdA7dLVaBx16
DEPARTURE TIME: 9:30am

#6 MT. MUSINIA: 66” Trail Width Restriction
DIFFICULTY: More Difficult
DESCRIPTION: From Birch Creek Staging area, head up Beaver Creek(#2) passing Woods Lake to the summit, north on Skyline Drive(#1) with a spectacular view of Mt. Musinia, east on #94 past Henningson Reservoir, north on #9, ride more difficult trail #91 through a stream crossing, connect to #7 at Spinners Reservoir and return to the summit, descend a difficult steep section on forest road 1166, pass by Deep Lake and small beaver ponds on #21, return to staging area via, #2 and #27.
ROUTE MAP: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=1QT9NQWhQhoABJo7um6uEskIIOwHe2F6M&usp=sharing
DISTANCE: 47.4 miles
RIDE DURRATION: 4-5 hours
STAGING LOCATION: Mayfield Canyon, Birch Creek Staging; https://goo.gl/maps/gDsCEi4CMC94Tawh6
DEPARTURE TIME: 9:30am