The Daniels Summit OHV Loop is 50 miles of riding in the Uinta National Forest. Our ride took approximately 8.5 hours at 5 mph. This is a full-day ride that will take you west of Daniels Summit Lodge toward Wallsburg. The trail winds itself through quaking aspen, conifers and scrub oak in a loop. The trailhead is about 20 minutes outside Heber City off the main highway starting from the Daniels Summit Lodge.
Daniels Summit serves as a perfect base camp for your adventure offering lodging, dining, a general store and rentals. Nearby Heber is a good place to stock up on fuel and supplies before heading up the canyon.
- Directions From the North
- Directions from the South
- Facilities: Lodging, camping, fuel and supplies are all available in nearby Heber with additional amenities at the Daniels Summit Lodge. Click here to learn more about their offerings.
- OHVs: All sizes. No width limits. ATVs, MCs, UTVs, 4x4s on most trails.
- Signage: Most trails have adequate signage.
- KML File for Google Maps
- GPX File for your Garmin GPS or other Apps
We highly recommend you get GAIA GPS for your smartphone or tablet mobile device. GAIA GPS will allow you to download this trail complete with the photos you see here so you can be sure where you are at all times. Simply install the GAIA GPS app and save this trail from here: DOWNLOAD THIS TRAIL
Here is an embedded live link to GAIA GPS to allow you to explore the trail. Each of the blue markers indicates that a photo was taken at that location. To view the track and photos click here: GAIA GPS – Daniels Summit – Wasatch CO – Utah
Would you like to see the Daniels Summit trail in an animated 3D flyover map? If it appears to pause that is likely a place we stopped for a while. It will continue, just wait a few moments. Link to 3D flyover.
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. While we didn’t have time to ride all of the trail we think you will find this fairly representative of what you will find. 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.
You can access the Daniels Summit loop from Daniels Summit Lodge just of highway 40, 20 minutes outside of Heber, Utah. There is a general store, lodging and rentals available at the trailhead.
Turn right onto the Daniels Summit Loop heading north. Continue driving along route 046.
The fall is a great time to go on this ride if you time your trip to the fall colors. We rode the trail in early October.
You will pop out onto some pavement just southeast of Wallsburg. Take a left heading south on Little Valley Road.
Continuing past some private property you will come to a sign indicating the road may be impassable due to snow or inclement weather.
Stay right at the water crossing and cross carefully. This is a segment of trail that has become braided.
We went west on this trail that runs through a grove of quaking aspen. It’s a little ways off the loop but is a good place to stop for lunch.
Turn right at this cross roads to head south.
This was a segment of trail that was more gnarly than the rest with a couple larger rocks to bump over.
Views from the trail out across the valley. This is a good example of the riding you will find along this trail.
Turn right to stay on route 135. If you look to the west you can see Strawberry Peak.
Here is a photo gallery of all of the images we took along the way. Not necessarily in any order or sequence. Many are at trail intersections. You can see the photos and exactly where along the trail where taken: Click here for Photo Locations.
The closest medical help is the Heber Valley Hospital, 454 East Medical Way, Heber City, UT 84032. (435) 654-2500 or Uintah Basin Medical Center, 250 W 300 N, Roosevelt, UT 84066 (435) 722-4691
Wasatch County Sheriff: Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies or non-emergency dispatch: (435) 654-1411
Utah Highway Patrol: Dial 9-1-1
We highly recommend you purchase a Utah Search and Rescue Assistant Card (USARA), learn more: https://secure.utah.gov/rescue/