The San Rafael South Loop OHV Trail is a 65-mile, all-day ride in the desert. We spent six hours on the trail at an average speed of 10 mph. Riding consists of graded county roads, sand, and some areas of rocky two-track. Watch our videos from this trail for a closer glimpse of what you will find before you plan your trip. Points of interest include the badlands of the San Rafael Desert, the San Rafael River, and the Chaffin Ranch Geyser. * There is a single track trail that takes off from the trail we rode in on for those who like adventure on two wheels.
There is some intermediate riding on this trail particularly through the badlands of the desert. Watch our hyperlapse of the trail to see what we mean. Proximity from civilization would also dictate that this isn’t a particularly good trail for the beginner. We definitely suggest being prepared for anything and going with a group.
Some of the area we rode in is also open range for cattle. If you come upon a gate, please leave it as you found it.
You can base your trip out of Green River, Utah right off Interstate 70. Green River has options for lodging, restaurants and fuel. This is a terrific area to ride with access to hundreds of miles of trails and the vast desert that makes up the southern end of the San Rafael Swell.
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Here is the 360 view at the trailhead. Feel free to tour around a bit inside Google Street Views. We have recorded the trail in 360 and it is now part of Google Street Views so you can take a virtual tour of the trail to see if it is for you. We’ve made it a bit easier to navigate, scroll down and you will see more 360 embedded tours as we encounter intersections, trail markers or interesting places along the trail.
On any image, you can click the ‘X’ in the upper right corner and the view will change to an overview map showing the Google Street View blue lines. You can click anywhere on that blue line and drop down to the 360 ground-level views at that point.
You can move the image 360 degrees, click the arrow to move further down the trail and zoom in and out to take a closer look. Clicking the box in the upper right-hand corner will enlarge to full screen for a better view.