Nestled in a V between Capital Reef and Canyonland National Parks and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Ticaboo, Utah, boasts some of the most spectacular red-rock formations in America. The Ticaboo Lodge is hosting its second annual North Lake Powell UTV Rally on November 5-7, 2020. This is a relatively new OHV area to explore, as the Ticaboo OHV Trails were established in the spring of 2019.

Brant Repman of Wheeling Utah describes to Ticaboo trail experience, writing “ Every year thousands of off-roading enthusiasts gather in Utah looking for another trail to conquer and obstacles to test their courage and skills.  Ticaboo is easily one of the best of these areas to explore, offering tapestry walls, Geo-cach boxes, mountains, rocks, and slot canyons, plus the beautiful lake Powell for when you want to cool off in the country’s second largest man-made lake.”

Many BLM trails are graded, so rides are rated intermediate.

The rally website has two rides listed, the 90-mile Mount Hillers Loop in the Henry Mountains with stops in the Jurassic Playground for rock-hounds to collect dinosaur bones, agate, jasper, and petrified wood and dino-dung. There are also slot canyons, the Starr Springs Ranch, petrified stumps and forests, Gold Creek, Ghost Ridge, Stanton Pass, Bastion Reservoir, Badlands, and Mount Hillers and Pennel. The Taste of Ticaboo ride requires street-legal UTVs and is 75 miles. It also explores Jurassic Playground, area mines, Burr Trail, Brimhall Arch, petroglyphs, Hall’s Creek overlook, Morrison Formation and The Narrows slot canyon. Both rides leave from the lodge with no trailering required.

The North lake Powell area is known for slot canyons, and the rally provides a few to explore.

There is also the Hite Outpost; Hite is named after a ghost town at the north end of Lake Powell along the Colorado River in western San Juan County, Utah. Lake Powell, and all of its points of interest, is in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, managed by the National Park Service and available to the public for recreation. The town existed on land that Lake Powell now covers. Historic Hite was named for Cass Hite, an early settler. The name was transferred to the National Park Recreation Area at the north end of Lake Powell. The Hite Crossing Bridge, near the marina, carries Utah State Route 95 over the Colorado River and connects the area to the north of the lake. Trails include Jacob’s Chair, Blue Canyon, Paiute Pass, and Glen Canyon.

The North Lake Powell UTV Rally is $37.48 per adult or $21.42 per child and includes all guided rides, dinner on Friday night and a T-Shirt. UTV tours start at $425 for half-days and $625 for full days, while four-seat rentals are $189 for four hours and $349 for eight hours.

Red rock formations and petroglyphs abound on the rally rides.

The Ticaboo Lodge is rally headquarters, and rates are $89.10 per night for rally participants- valid for single king or double queen lodge rooms only. They have a limited number of hotel rooms, so book early. RV hook-ups are $42 a night, and the three-bedroom Pueblo House is $249 a night. There are also other houses to rent.  Call (844) 662-2628 Dial Ext. 2.

A temporary permit has been secured for parking toy haulers in the lodge parking lot Wednesday, November 4, thru Saturday night, November 7. Those who wish to stay in their trailers these nights will be charged a rate of $25 per night. Overnight parking excludes the use of lodge facilities and services reserved exclusively for lodge guests. Generators are not permitted to operate after 9 pm. No campfires except in grills or outdoor fire pits.


Ticaboo Lodge

Hwy 276 MM 28

Ticaboo, UT 84533

(844) 662-2628 X505

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