I do see Yellowstone made an exception for MPV's starting in 2008. But, Arches and Canyonlands are definitely off limits. There are signs everywhere even saying soThat is incorrect. We ride in Yellowstone every year and have for the last several years.You cannot atv/utv in any National park. There are some national forest areas that allow riding, but not within actual national park boundaries, like canyonlands, arches, grand canyon, yellowstone, ect..Bret: Welcome !!!
Question? Do you think we will ever be able to ride our UTV's on the Shafer trail? Such beautiful scenery there. I know the BLM lets you ride there but if you read the BIG sign near the entrance on Potash road it clearly says basically "we don't care if your UTV is legal or not you can't ride on the Forest side of the trail". That in a nutshell. I was told by the Forest Department (their words) "Vehicles that cannot legally drive on a interstate cannot drive on the Shafer Trail or other park roads". Just wondering if we will ever be able to ride that trail or have to get in our trucks to see it. Maybe not your expertise on the subject but thought I would ask.
You have to be licensed, insured, and have tires with a DOT stamp. They actually check your tires. You can't ride off road, but we did the 100 plus mile loop from West Yellowstone last year.