Be sure to set aside August 11-14, 2021 for beating the heat at the Paiute Trail Jamboree. Last year, 770 people participated in the free Paiute Trail Jamboree, which utilizes the 275-mile Paiute Trail #01 and many off-shoot trails in central Utah. Hosted at the Marysvale City Park, the Paiute Trail Jam has eight daily guided rides in the beautiful Fishlake National Forest with spectacular views including the 12, 169-foot Delaney Peak (see Bighorn Sheep!).

Eight guided rides showcase beautiful central Utah’s Fishlake National Forest and Tushar Mountains, including 11,22 Monroe Mountain.

The 10th annual Trail Jam’s eight guided rides include Monroe Mountain, an intermediate ride of 65 miles that climbs switchback trails to 11,222 feet (above timberline) and includes lunch on the trail next to Monroe Reservoir. Be sure to bring a jacket! Adelaide Rendezvous is another Intermediate-skill ride of 95-100 miles that goes up beautiful Trail #74 along Deer Creek to Trail #01 with a stops at the Silver King Mine and the Kimberly ghost town/mine to Adelaide campground. If it’s hot, they may reverse directions.

Sign up early for daily rides at the Sign-up cubicle

Tip Top is an Intermediate ride of 45-50 miles and also goes up #74 to #13 and on to Tip Top Road for spectacular views towards the west and Fish Creek Meadows. Pipeline Trail is also Intermediate and is 50-60 miles long; it goes to Durkee Springs and Black Bird Mine on the way to Pipeline Trail and down Dry Creek. Those with 50-inch wide UTVs will want to be sure and sign up for 50-inch Express, which is Advanced and limited to 50-inch UTVs. It goes 95-100 miles up #74 to Trail #01 to the Max Reid (Paiute Trail co-founder) trailhead. Max Reid goes down to I-70 and the Fremont Indian State Park. The ride heads east and north along several awesome trails and vistas.

Specialty rides include a beginner ride on USFS roads to Koosharem for BBQ ribs.

There are also specialty rides in the Tushar Mountains and Fishlake NF. The Couples Special is Intermediate and 45-50 miles with elevations up to 12,000 feet and views of white sheep herd on the way to lunch at Big John Flats. The Spare Rib ride is a Beginner loop that’s 80-90 miles in oak and aspen forests to BBQ in Koosharem. The Cottonwood Mining History ride is Intermediate and 35 miles through Revenue Gulch, Bullion Canyon and Cottonwood Canyon with stops at several mines.

There are also many family-fun events like the King of the Trail Challenge course and kids Mud Run.

Besides guided rides, there is a self-guided Poker Run on the 11th; hands are $5 or 5 for $20. The 11th and 12th have Bingo at 4:30PM, and Opening Ceremonies are the 11th at 5:00PM with a different theme every year. At dusk on the 12th, regulation drag races start. Friday the 13th has a Shine-n-Shine at 9:30am, Blind Man Obstacle Course (driver blindfolded and passenger Mic’d for humor) at 10:30, UTV Soccer at 11:30, Food Trucks for lunch, then King of the Trail Obstacle Course. After that, kids can make big money by winning the Mud Run ands Belly Flop. And it’s all free!

Participants need only to buy meal tickets for breakfasts and dinners, T-shirts and raffle tickets.

Participants can buy Meal Tickets for Breakfasts for the 12th, 13th, and 14th; preregistered breakfasts are $10 per ticket and on-site are $11. Menus vary for breakfasts. Dinner Meal Tickets are $18 or $19 for the 11th smoked ribs, $16/$17 for the 12th chicken-fried steak, $11/$12 for BBQ pork sandwiches and fries or chips the 13th, and $18/$19 for BBQ smoked turkey and brisket, baked potato, corn, scones and strawberry shortcake the 14th. Breakfasts include juice, coffee and pastries, and dinners also include desert and water bottles. Catering is by Big Daddy’s. Also, buy tickets for the grand raffle and door prizes.

Opening Ceremonies differ and have included a pig-roast luau with polynesian dancing girls (2017) and Butch Cassidy’s childhood home (2018).

Check out to register and get information on the many RV parks and lodging in and around Marysvale. The main ones are Lizzie and Charlies and South Forty, and be sure to check out Hoovers River Resort and Restaurant with Friday all-you-can-eat snow crab.


Dana Erickson

Piute County Tourism Director

P.O. Box 1

Junction, UT 84740

(435) 577-2949

[email protected]

Paiute Trail Jamboree

550 N Main

Marysvale, UT 84740

Fishlake National Forest

115 E. 900 North

Richfield, UT 84701

(435) 896-9233

BLM Richfield Field Office

150 E. 900 North

Richfield, UT 84701

(435) 896-1500

Piute County Travel information

(435) 577-2949

Utah Travel Information

(800) 200-1160,

Lizzie and Charlie’s RV Park

99 S. Main St.

Marysvale, UT 84750

(435) 326-4213

South Forty RV Park

1170 N. Highway 89

Marysvale, UT 84750; (435) 326-4404

Rose Ranch Resort

1240 N. Hwy 89

Marysvale, UT 84750

(435) 326-2022

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