You Need To Go Off Road In Southern Utah

This is one for the ages!  I can’t remember the last time we’ve had so much fun as a family.  We partnered with Adventure Hub St. George, and they set us up with a UTV from Southern Utah Adventure Center.  Now you may be asking, “What is a UTV?”.  Is it an Ultra Terrific Vehicle?  No.  Is it a Unique Tall Vehicle?  Nope.  UTV really means, Utility Task Vehicle, but that doesn’t sound like much fun.  The more common name is a side-by-side, and they are fun, Fun, FUN!
Adventure Hub St George Utah.

The booking done through Adventure Hub St. George was flawless.  We arrived at Southern Utah Adventure Center, and they had all of our details, and the rental/check-out process was painless.  Their rentals appeared in good shape.  Once our machine (Polaris RZR 800) was loaded, we were ready to head out into the Utah wilderness.

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We opted to do a self tour, but Adventure Hub of St. George can arrange a guided tour.  There are literally hundreds of areas to explore within an hour’s drive, which covers all ranges of driver experience.  Our group consisted of our family, my sister-in-law Karen (with hubby Eric and son, Carson), as well as other families (Pokey, Jen, Mike, & Barb).  Oh, and my mother-in-law, Bev.  This was a great bunch of people, and they were the icing on the cake.

We went Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, found the rest of the party, and started out on the trails.  Talk about beautiful scenery.  Utah is a beautiful state.  It’s beauty may be a bit non-standard, but throughout the day, we saw some truly beautiful views.  The colors were absolutely amazing.

I grew up on dirt bikes, so driving the side-by-side was a new experience.  I was amazed at how trail-worthy it is.  Throughout the entire day, there wasn’t anything that beast couldn’t climb.  Our day included sand dunes, rocky terrain, river crossings, fast straights, some hill-climbing, and mud (Yeah!).  We covered so many different types of terrain, and the RZR handled them all with aplomb.

Enough of me talking.  On to the pics:

What an incredible day!  Truly one of the best days of my life.  Drove a new type of machine (I want one!), saw some beautiful nature, and made some new friends.  A big thank you to the folks at Adventure Hub St. George for arranging the RZR rental at Southern Utah Adventure Center.  It was a great machine, and I’d like to use Adventure Hub to book our next St. George adventure.  They handle all manner of experiences in the area including: ATV Tours, Canyoneering, Guided Scenic Tours, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Jeep Tours, Mountain Biking, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, and Zip Lining.  A veritable A-to-Z of adventures and activities.

Utah is a beautiful state, and I’m looking to visiting again.  A final shot of the whole crew of family and friends.

Pokey, Jenn, Heidi, Lars, me, Anya, Karen, Carson, Eric, Kimber, Bev, Mike, Barb, Kaden, Genieci

26 thoughts on “You Need To Go Off Road In Southern Utah”

  1. Utah is by far one of the most beautiful States in America and most underrated for tourism. Thanks for showing us that Utah is more than just mountains and ski resorts!

  2. I’ve only been off-roading once in my life in Colorado in a Jeep. It was SO much fun. I really want to do it down in Southern Utah, where the scenery is supposed to be so fantastic. I’ll have to make sure that I make it down there one of these days.

    1. Oh yes, make it a plan. The scenery is stunning. I am sure it would be loads of fun in a jeep, but we loved the side by sides too. We used to own a jeep and would use that often in North Carolina.

  3. What a great looking day for a family trip. I love the idea of activities where you can choose how adventurous you can get. And if there’s fab scenery involved I’m sold!

  4. Lindsay Nieminen

    this looks like fun! we are hoping to hit Oregon before we leave North America and drive on the Sand Dunes!

    1. Oh that sounds like so much fun. We did a little spin on the dunes and it is exciting. Hopefully we will cross paths one day!

  5. This looks like a lot of fun, especially for the kids. Wasn’t it a little too bumpy though for you, as adults?

  6. That looks like so much fun! My husband grew up in Utah but I haven’t explored nearly as much of the state as I’d like to

  7. Jolanta | Casual Traveler

    Wow, that looks like an awesome adventure. I’m not into dirt bikes, but dirt cars? Maybe. Especially if it can take you places a normal car wouldn’t, and that are too far to just walk to. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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