Circleville, Utah Butch Cassidy's Cabin
The Northern Gateway to the National Parks

Fremont ATV Trail

The Fremont ATV Trail travels through Southwestern Utah's Dixie National Forest, offering cool forested rides, red rock formations, abundant wildlife, and sweeping views from the high plateaus. Vegetation varies with the terrain, ranging from sage brush to ponderosa pine and aspens.

The Freemont ATV Trial travels over 65 miles between Circleville and Tropic Reservoir, linking the Paiute ATV Trail in Circleville, and the Paunsaugunt ATV Trail near Bryce Canyon. Access to the Bryce Canyon area and the Ruby's Inn is a short, easy ride from the Fremont ATV Trail through Daves Hollow. Ruby's Inn offers all services including gasoline, lodging, food and some mechanical repairs and services. ATVs, OHVs and UTVs are not permitted in the nearby Bryce Canyon National Park.

The Northern end of the Fremont ATV Trail starts in Circleville. The marked trailhead is located at 470 South at 100 East. When starting out on the trail, head straight south across Circle Valley, then start climbing through Dixie National Forest. The route will drop down at the bottom of Smith Canyon, head south, then will connect with Sanford Canyon and climb eastward again. Stay on the main route when you get to Limekiln Canyon turnoff. The area between Limekiln Canyon, Sanford and Smith Canyons is rugged and remote. Continue on the main route. A junction will take you on side trips to Peterson Point and to Casto Canyon. To stay on the Fremont ATV Trail continue southeast. DO NOT take Corral Hollow or Cabin Hollow, as these trails are not designed for ATVs. Instead, follow Berry Springs Creek Road and Mud Spring Bench to Tom Best Springs Road, then head south.

At Scenic Byway 12, cross the main paved highway to the trailhead on the south side and continue on the Fremont ATV Trail to a junction. Head east (1815) to the junction of 091 where you can go either:

  • Ruby's Inn: go left on 091 to East Fork Road, then south to the Daves Hollow turnoff. From there, follow the well marked signs to Ruby's Inn.
  • Tropic Reservoir: turn right at the 091 junction and head south, follow the signs to Tropic Reservoir.

Several side routes along the Fremont ATV Trail are easy and scenic rides. Casto Canyon has Bryce-like formations and easy trails. Limekiln Canyon also offers unusual scenery and is popular with the locals. Or you can combine the two canyons to make a looped route. Many Trails are multi-use trails, so please be aware of horses, hikers, mountain bikes, and other vehicles. Please respect the rules, stay on the designated ATV routes, and have fun.

Services are available at Circleville, Panguitch, and Ruby's Inn.

Garfield County Trails