Big Rock Candy Mountain
Riding the Trail
One word describes the fishing in Trail Country - Trout! From the Rainbow, Splake and Mackinaw that swim the cold clear waters of Fish Lake to the Tigers that make Johnson's Reservoir their home. Popular places to wet a hook include Sevenmile, the Gooseberry lakes, Big Lake, Clear Creek and the Sevier River.
Fishing opportunities are available year round with great ice fishing on Fish Lake during the winter months. Don't have a license, stop by one of the local sporting good stores and pick one up. Fishing hopefuls can also purchase a license online at www.wildlife.utah.gov.
to Utah's TRAIL COUNTRY
Trail Country is home to the famous Paiute and Gooseberry trail systems offering over 2,800 miles of the best off-road adventures in North America. Trail Country offers more than just a ride - there are opportunities to fish, camp, hike, and see Native American and mining history
Located in the heart of central Utah, the Paiute Trail and other local systems include over 2,800 miles of OHV and ATV trails and roads. The trail accesses numerous towns throughout the area, all of which have designated OHV friendly streets. These streets allow riders to grab a bite to eat, gas up or head back to their hotel or RV after a ride...without having to trailer up.
Most visitors to the Paiute base in a local town or campground - riding out each day to enjoy the trail and its beauty before returning for that evening. Some riders choose to ride from town to town, gassing up and purchasing supplies along the way. Still others choose to "rough it" spending days out on the trail camping along the way in the beautiful Fishlake National Forest.
The Gooseberry Trail system is located just east of Salina in mountains that hundreds of deer and elk call home. The 250 miles that make up the Gooseberry system offer riders some of the best scenery in central Utah. For those who enjoy wetting a hook, the Gooseberry offers a number of small lakes that hold trout. If the fishing on one lake cools off, just head to the next.
Disperse camping sites for RVs or tents are plentiful while those who want to hook up to water and use a fire ring can stay in one of the Forest Service run campgrounds. Gooseberry Trail access is either from Salina on the north end of Sevier County or just off of exit 63 along Interstate 70.
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Fish Lake, Big Rock Candy Mountain and the Fremont Indian
State Park are all a part of Trail Country. The Silver King Mine, Kimberly Ghost Town and Butch Cassidy's boyhood home are
here as well. Don't Forget Otter Creek State Park, Cove Fort
and the Old Spanish Trail. In all, there are hundreds of things to do and sites to see along the trails in Utah's Trail Country. No matter what your adventure...Come Find Your Trail!
Fremont Indian State Park
Whether your are roughing it in the mountains
or pulling into one of the numerous
RV Parks throughout the area,
Trail Country is a great place to camp.
RV Parks with full hookups are available at Fish Lake,
and numerous towns through the area. Also, because the majority
of Trail Country is located on lands administered by the Forest Service and BLM, visitors can simply head into the woods with a tent or trailer and disperse camp. For those who really want to step back in time, the Fremont Indian State Park also offers tee-pee rentals.
While Trail Country is best known for its off-road motorized use, there are hundreds of miles of hiking trail. Some of the more popular places to hike include the Fish Lake basin, the Fremont Indian State Park, Seven Mile and Monroe Mountain. Each hiking area has trails and trail systems that are maintained by the Forest Service and offer solitude in beautiful Trail Country.
Be sure to take along plenty of water and supplies and be prepared for any kind of weather. And don’t forget that camera - hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife throughout Trail Country.
The new Paiute and Gooseberry trail maps are available! This atlas type map book includes 56 pages of maps with dirt roads, 50 inch trails and hiking trails throughout central Utah. The book includes every trail that is open and available on the systems.
The maps may be purchased online by clicking the button below. The map cost is $20.00 plus a $3.00 shipping fee and $2.50 credit card fee. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-877-47-EVENT.
Chad McWilliams - Director
250 N. Main St., Room B16 | Richfield, UT 84701
TF: 1-844-469-8724 | Ph: 435-893-0457 | C: 435-421-2743
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