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Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park

Crystal Peak, BLM, Utah
Crystal Peak, BLM, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park, Waterpocket Fold, Utah

ADT in Utah

ADT in Utah

State Coordinator
Bob Palin
P.O. Box 750331
Torrey, UT 84775

General Overview of Trail
Utah, the Beehive State, is a land of stark contrasts, and those following the route of the Discovery Trail will get to experience much of this variety. The eastern part is in red rock country on the Kokopelli Mountain Bike Trail along the Colorado River, and through the Canyonlands and Capitol Reef National Parks. In central Utah the ADT traverses the heavily forested high mountains of the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests. The western part introduces the ADT traveler to very dry desert conditions that require careful planning for a safe journey.

Detailed Trail Description
The trail consists of six segments totaling 593 miles, and includes rural, remote, and rugged terrain.
CO Border to Moab — 113 miles
Moab to Hite (Colorado River) — 174 miles
Hite to Boulder — 89 miles
Boulder to Circleville — 74 miles
Circleville to Beaver — 28 miles
Beaver to Nevada State Line — 115 miles

For more details on the route, click here.

The most up-to-date, detailed trail directions are published in the ADT Data Books.

Affiliated Trails

  • Kokopelli Mountain Bike Trail
  • Great Western Trail
  • Paiute ATV Trail
  • Oak Creek Trail
  • Lockhart Basin Trail
  • Hurrah Pass Trail


  • Dixie National Forest
  • Fishlake National Forest
  • Manti-LaSal National Forest


  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Arches National Park

Points of Interest

  • Colorado River
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Henry Mountains
  • Escalante Desert
  • Mineral Mountains
  • Ferguson Desert
  • Crystal Peak

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