MANTI, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The Good4Utah Road Tour continued with a stop in Palisade State Park. If you want to explore miles of trails this summer, but don’t have an ATV listen up.
Visiting Palisade State Park gives you easy access to the Arapeen Trail–that’s more than 500 miles of OHV trails and it’s 4×4 fun for everyone.
“Anytime you get the excuse to go out and catch a fish and ride a wheeler, that’s a good time to go on the mountain,” said Brad Bradley, ATV rider.
Regular riders know it and they are willing to share. The Arapeen Trail lets you trek through the heart of Utah in the central part of the state with Palisade State Park acting as the Gateway to beauty.
“This is one of the greatest places you come, San Pete County, because it does have easy access into the mountains. Palisades is one of those, but you have all the little cities along the county that you can access OHV,” said Shon Tripp, Palisade State Park Manager.
From Fairview to Manti, you have access to beginner, intermediate and advanced trails and some of the most gorgeous mountain landscapes.
“You’ve got great scenery, you have wildlife you see. Sometimes you see a deer, you see an elk. You can come up and fish, the flowers in the spring and the fall are beautiful. There’s even a place you can stop and pick raspberries. It’s just a great place because of the diversity,” said Tripp.
Skyline Recreation makes it possible for you to take in the sights and sounds of the mountain.
“Me and my dad opened the shop in 2003 to give families access to the mountain that don’t own ATVs. They can come rent from us and still camp here and enjoy the mountains and all the trails here on the Arapeen,” said Greg Waymen, owner of Skyline Recreation.
It’s one of the largest trail systems in Utah and the closest clusters of riding trails near Salt Lake City.
“Most of the canyons have both beaver dams and small reservoirs and they are stocked, so it’s good fishing for the kids as you come up into the canyons,” said Waymen.
Through the dirt, rocks, trees and water, nature is calling your name.
“It starts warming up in the city, you get up in the mountain and cool off. Smell the pine trees, enjoy the scenery and listen to the waterfalls,” said Waymen.
For more information on Skyline Recreation click here.
For more information on the OHV trails linked to Palisade State Park visit https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/palisade/.
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