Moab National Park: An ATV Rider's Paradise
August 1, 2017
With summer in full-swing, millions of Americans will be visiting our many beautiful national parks from coast to coast. Many of these Americans will also be ATV enthusiasts, and while some national parks provide ATV access, not all do; so itâs important to do your homework beforehand.
Perhaps the most ATV-friendly national park of them all is the breathtaking Moab, located in Utah. The topography here is otherworldly: sprawling red sand dunes, towering cliffs and billowing cottonwood trees greet hikers and ATV riders alike.
The White Wash Sand Dunes portion of the park, located 48 miles northwest of the town of Moab, is particularly popular with ATV riders. Offroaders can navigate trails bordering the dunes and access many stunning spots, including Crystal Geyser and Green River. Roads are unmarked, so maps are necessary, and while the trails are generally well-maintained, durable and rugged ATV tires are nonetheless a must.
Itâs also worth noting that while ATVs are allowed in Moab National Park, they are forbidden in nearby Arches and Canyonland National Parks.