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John Taylor Loop 


John Taylor Loop Trail is a high elevation trail with some spots above 9,500 feet. This beautiful trail has several water crossings that can very depending on run off. This trip has many scenic overviews and will consist of high elevation forest two track roads with a mid-point assent up a tight rough boulder covered mountain trail with steep climbs, multiple stops along the way for sight seeing.

The trail departs from the Western Park Arena to
forest service line then follows two track forest roads along the rim of Ashley Gorge for many overlooking opportunities, then travels on to a short stop at Oaks Park Reservoir (primitive restrooms there), then travels to Anderson creek crossing it several times stopping for lunch at the abandon coper smelter and passing several historic cabins from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. The trail then traverses up a boulder covered pass (snow drifts likely) to the top of Dyer peak 10,000’ and back down to FSR 018 to Taylor mountain road and back to Vernal.

**Depending on snow conditions this trail maybe rerouted** 

**One short steep section difficulty 7** 

** 20 miles of paved road ** 


Dense trees, high elevated mountain & gorge overlooks. Old deserted cabin and smelter.




Difficulty: 7

Trail Length 

70 - 90 Miles depending on route 



6 - 7 Hours

Trailering Info

No trailering required. Ride depart from the Western Park Arena. Please park in the designated staging area at the Western Park Arena. See the staging map here


Restrooms will be available at Iron Springs Camp Ground (half way)


Downloadable Maps

John Taylor Loop Trail Map 

Outlaw ATV Jamboree All SXS / ATV Trail Map 

Interactive Outlaw ATV Jamboree Map

KML (Google Earth) 2024 Jamboree Trails

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