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ATV Riding in Moab
ATV Rules and Regulations in the Moab Area
The Moab area has thousands of miles of unpaved roads on which ATV's can travel. Most of the public land surrounding the National Parks is open to ATV travel on existing trails. (However, please note that ATV riding is not allowing within either Arches or Canyonlands National Park.) ATV enthusiasts can use all of the popular Moab 4WD Trails, or explore the backcountry trails that surround Moab.
Moab's roads and trails are famous because they offer a combination of challenge and scenery that cannot be found anywhere else.
Please remember that riding on public lands is a privilege, not a right. Protect this privilege by staying on designated roads and trails. Cross-country travel damages plant and soil resources, and leaves ugly long-lasting scars. Enjoy your recreational activity in the Moab area while staying on roads and trails.
- Obey rules of the riding area.
- Never ride alone.
- Ride only at safe speeds for existing conditions.
- Unless your OHV is designated to carry passengers, don't.
- Adults should accompany and supervise drivers between the ages of eight and 15 at all times.
- OHV operators should be able to straddle the machine with a slight bend to the knees while the feet are on the foot rests.
- Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs, over-the-ankle boots, gloves and shatter resistant eye protection (sunglasses are not recommended).
- Ride with headlight and tail light turned on at all times.
- Be prepared for emergencies before you go riding.
- Carry a small tool kit and parts, a first aid and survival kit, and a tow rope.