Markagunt OHV System

The Markagunt OHV System is located on the Markagunt Plateau in southwestern Utah.  The system is made up of roads and trails that travel through mixed conifer forests and wide open meadows.  The landscape of the plateau is influenced by ancient volcanic activity with volcanic peaks and rough lava fields.  Surrounded by several National Parks and Monuments, the roads and trails in the system offer oustanding views of the contrasting forested plateaus and the lower red rock canyons.

Markagunt OHV System map

For information on how to purchase this detailed map of the Markagunt Plateau OHV system click here.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Cedar City, UT;  Duck Creek, UT
Information Center:  
Cedar City Ranger District
(435) 865-3200

General Information

General Notes:


Forest Rules and Regulations

The Dixie National Forest completed the travel route designation process in the fall of 2009.  Cross-country, or "off-road" motorized travel is prohibited forest-wide.

Before you go, click here to learn more about current motorized vehicle use on the Dixie National Forest and to obtain a map.

In accordance with Dixie National Forest Special Closure Order #0407-10-1:

1. Using any off-highway vehicle as defined by Utah law in Utah Code Annotated Section 41-22-2, on a road or portion there of that is posted as closed to off-highway vehicles, to include "All-Terrain Type l" and "All-Terrain Type ll" vehicles, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE BEEN MODIFIED TO MEET "STREET LEGAL" REQUIREMENTS, is prohibits. [Title 36 CFR 261.54(a)]


State Rules and Regulations

State law requires registration of all motor vehicles before being operated on public lands, including out-of-state visitors. For information regarding registration of OHVs in Utah, call (800) OHV-RIDE or view on-line at

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities