Brain Head obtains additonal ATV access ....

Last modified on Oct 17, 2013

Officials in Brian Head were pleased to receive approval from the Utah Dept. of Transportation granting a permit for off highway vehicles (OHV) that expands access to surrounding areas.With the new permit, OHV riders can now ride Brian Head and Iron County roads to the Dry Lakes Road intersection at Hwy 143 between mile marker 10 and 11. By special permit from UDOT, the trail runs parallel to the Second Left Hand Canyon near mile marker 6. From the county road, riders can access the Markagunt Trail system to Panguitch Lake, Duck Creek and other locations. Brian Head and Duck Creek are celebrating the new connection with an OHV Dutch Oven Run on Saturday. The event will start in Brian Head at 9 am where participants will ride to Duck Creek for a Dutch oven lunch and back to Brian Head for prizes, food and entertainment at the Grand Lodge in the evening.

"We are grateful for the consideration that UDOT representatives have given for this OHV access" Tom Stratton, Brian Head Public Works director, said.  "The Town is cooperating in this effort by installing the necessary signs and markers to ensure rider safety".

While it is legal to ride OHV's on designated town and county roads, access on state highways is not permitted except where approved by special permit. The town petitioned local representatives last fall to review possible routes in order to expand the recreation choices in the community.

"As OHV interest continues to grow in Southern Utah, we recognize the need to promote safe and interesting trails" Brian Head Safety Director, Gary Bulloch, said. "We look forward to this event and other recreation opportunities with our neighboring communities".

Additional informationon the trail access and OHV Dutch Oven Run can be obtained at the Brian Head Chamber of Commerce website, www.brianheadchamber.com, or by calling 435-677-2029.

 

*Press release submitted by Brian Head Town Manager, Bryce Haderlie.

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