Sutton Bluff ATV, UTV, and Motorcycle Area

Area Status: Open

This is an almost 45-mile long trail system with multiple road crossings for ATVs/OHVs 50” or less in width. The segmented trails are accessed via county roads and Forest Service system roads; trails cannot be accessed directly from the campground without riding along the road. Trail segments follow forested ridge tops and cross deep hollows.

State regulations apply on all vehicles using public roads. Trail use permits are required and are for ATVs, UTVs and motorcycles only. Check alerts and notices page for current closures.

There are four areas with multiple miles of trail. To get to each area by ATV you will be traveling on County and Forest Service Roads, and will need a permit from Reynolds County.

There are several bridges over stream crossings on the trail. The bridges cannot support a vehicle wider than 50”.

Brochures and Maps

Trail System Map (pdf)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Notice:  Trails 4 and 5 are closed form previous flood damage, and trail 12 is closed for compromised structural integrity of the bridge.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: There is no fee for the trailheads
Permit Info: Riding permit required. Permit information can be found on the Passes and Permits page of the website.
Open Season: January - December
Usage: Light
Restrictions: On the Trail
  • Reynolds county permits are required for ATVs and UTV’s accessing trail segments via county roads, and Forest Service system roads.
  • Unlicensed motorcycles are not permitted on county or Forest Service system roads.
  • ATV’s/OHVs must be 50” or less to ride on this trail.
At the Trailheads
  • No overnight camping in day use areas at any time of year.
  • Dogs must be on a 6 foot leash in the day use area
  • No trash containers; please pack out all your trash.
  • Fireworks are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Centerville, Bunker
Water: None
Restroom: Sutton Bluff Campground - seasonal
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Potosi-Fredericktown Ranger District
Email | Phone and Address

General Information


Sutton Bluff Trail is located in Reynolds County.

Sutton Bluff Recreation Area

From Centerville, Missouri,


General Notes:

For safety tips visit the Safety section of the website.


The trailhead fits a maximum of 2 vehicles with trailers. Sutton Bluff Recreation Area has parking for up to 10 vehicles with trailers, in addition to parking available for campers.

There are multiple pull-offs near Trails 8 and 18 that can accommodate 1 or 2 vehicles with trailers. These are not trailheads.

There is a small staging area with parking for 2 vehicles with trailers near Trail 11.

Additional parking and pull-offs are at your own risk. Please pull far enough off of any road to not impede traffic where you are able to.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


OHV Trail Riding

No ATVs, UTVs or equipment greater than 50 inches in width are permitted on trails.


Camping trailer: Sutton Bluff Recreation Area
Picnic tables: Sutton Bluff Recreation Area
Tent camping: Sutton Bluff Recreation Area
Fee charged for some activities: Sutton Bluff Recreation Area
Parking: Sutton Bluff Recreation Area and trailheads
Toilets: Sutton Bluff Recreation Area
Drinking water: Sutton Bluff Recreation Area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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45 miles

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