Island Park ATV & UTV Riding - Kabino

Island Park ATV & UTV Riding

Island Park, Idaho, is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and ATV riding is a popular activity in the area. The region offers a variety of trails and scenic landscapes for riders to explore. Here are some key points to consider for ATV riding in Island Park:

  1. Trail System: Island Park has an extensive network of ATV trails that wind through forests, meadows, and scenic landscapes. Some popular trails include the Henry’s Lake Loop, Red Rock, and Sawtelle Peak.
  2. Regulations: Be sure to familiarize yourself with ATV regulations in the area. Respect trail rules and guidelines to ensure the safety of both riders and the environment. Check for any permit requirements or specific regulations that may apply.
  3. Rental Services: If you don’t have your own ATV, you can often find rental services in and around Island Park. Make sure to rent from a reputable provider and inquire about safety guidelines and trail recommendations.
  4. Safety Gear: Always prioritize safety. Wear appropriate safety gear, including helmets, gloves, and durable clothing. Make sure your ATV is in good working condition before hitting the trails.
  5. Seasonal Considerations: Island Park experiences distinct seasons, so the best time for ATV riding may vary. Summer and early fall are typically ideal for trail riding, while winter brings opportunities for snowmobiling.
  6. Local Information: Check with local authorities, visitor centers, or ATV clubs for up-to-date information on trail conditions, closures, and any events or gatherings related to ATV riding.
  7. Scenic Points of Interest: Island Park is known for its stunning scenery. Plan your ATV rides to include stops at scenic points of interest, such as mountain vistas, lakes, and wildlife viewing areas.
  8. Respect the Environment: Stay on designated trails to minimize environmental impact. Be aware of wildlife and practice responsible ATV riding to ensure the preservation of the natural beauty of the area.

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Rules & Regulations

*ATV riding is not permitted in Yellowstone National Park*
*Please be respectful and not ride on private property, and be careful of pedestrians and animals*


Idaho State Parks & Recreation ATVS, UTVS, & Motorbikes

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation wants to make sure you are prepared, educated and legal before you take to the trail on your off-highway vehicle (OHV). Be sure to stay on trails when you venture out on your OHV. To find OHV trail maps across the state visit the Idaho Trail Mapping Program. Learn more about OHV laws, Idaho rules and guidelines, safety, trip planning and much more by viewing the Idaho Off-Highway Vehicle Program brochure.


Trail Etiquette for atv/utv riders, hikers, bikers, and horse riders on the National Forest

Check out both videos, as they each give additional helpful information.


There are a few different places in Island Park and West Yellowstone that you can rent or buy ATVs, UTVs, Side X Sides, gear, and clothing from. Some even have a service and parts department. They’re all very friendly and helpful, and can provide advice and trail maps. Don’t be shy with your questions. There’s not much they don’t know! Each vendor has their own makes and models for rent, so shop around until you find the perfect fit for your group. Oftentimes they book up fast, so plan ahead and get your reservations early! Here are a few options.
High Mark Rentals
High Mountain Adventures
Island Park Adventures
Yellowstone Adventure
Yellowstone Escapes

Trail Maps

You can pick up trail maps and many of the local business in Island Park, or use one of these. Play around with them before you come so you can see which one you like best before you hit the trails! Cell phone signal is not great in many spots in Island Park, so an offline map is a wise choice.


Summer Trails Mapping (ATV, UTV, Motorbike, Non-Motorized)

This application shows motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities across the State of Idaho. Zoom in and click on an individual route to get more information about the route.


Use the Forest Service Visitor map on web or download the mobile app

Click the magnifying glass and select State: Idaho, and select Forest: Caribou-Targhee National Forest.


Use the Avenza mobile app

The Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) displays National Forest System (NFS) routes (roads and trails) or areas designated as open to motorized travel. The MVUM also displays allowed uses by vehicle class (ex. highway-legal vehicles, vehicles 50 inches in width or less and motorcycles), seasonal allowances, distance allowances, and provides information on other travel rules and regulations. Zoom in and click on an individual route to get more information about the route.

Our Favorite Local ATV/UTV Videos

Video is actually a playlist! Click the top right hamburger menu in the video to see the list of videos in that playlist.

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