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Vehicle Laws and Rules (Courtesy of Dixie National Forest)
• All off-highway vehicles operated or transported on public land, roads, or trails must be currently
• Off-highway vehicle operators and passengers under 18 years of age must wear properly fitted,
safety-rated helmets.
• All operators 8 through 15 years old must possess an off-highway vehicle certificate issued by the
Utah Department of Parks and Recreation.
• Operators under 8 years of age cannot operate off-highway vehicles on public land.
• No person shall operate an off-highway vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• For further information regarding Utah off-highway vehicle laws and rules, contact the Utah Division
of Parks and Recreation: 1-800-648-7433, or check the websites at the following links.

For OHV laws and rules brochure

For nonresident reciprocity
For Dixie National Forest Information
For additional trail information

Definitions of Vehicles
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) is a motor vehicle 50 inches or less in width, having an unladen dry weight
of 800 pounds or less, traveling on three or more low pressure tires, having a seat designed to be
straddled by the operator, and designed for or capable of travel over unimproved terrain.

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) is a motor vehicle, other than an ATV, designed for or capable of travel
overunimproved terrain. This term does not include golf carts, any vehicle designed to carry a disabled
person, any vehicle not specifially designed for recreational use, or farm tractors.
“Motorcycle” means every motor vehicle having a saddle for the use of the operator and designed
to travel on not more than two tires.

Utility All-Terrain Vehicle (UTV) is made for work and play. The machines usually seat two people.
Examples are the Polaris Ranger, Yamaha Rhino, and Arctic Cat Prowler.

For Guided ATV Reservation Call 1.866.866.6616
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