West Rim Lite Connector

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Starting in Long Valley and ascending the western edge of Sand Mountain OHV area, Trail 001 to 226 is the easiest route to the beginning of West Rim. Considered part of the West Rim Lite route, this easy access road traverses loose dirt and small sections of soft sand with mere goofball-sized rocks and gradual grades. The trail ends at the bathrooms that mark the start of the West Rim trail. The trail provides scenic views of the valley and cliffs, especially in the evening as the sun goes down.

This trail is suitable for any high clearance vehicle.

Dispersed camping along this specific trail is nonexistent. However, abundant dispersed camping can be found along Long Valley and the southern end of Pipeline Road.

About Sand Mountain

Sand Mountain is an extremely unique parcel of public land. Designated as an Open OHV Area, riders are free to make their own trails. Due to this, many of the long-established named trail routes have several variations that can take easier or more challenging routes through the intended trail. The GPX track for this trail helps you navigate the area, but various lines, bypasses, and additional obstacles may exist along the way. Riders are encouraged to stay on existing trails and not unnecessarily drive over or destroy vegetation.


Riding on Sand Mountain is entirely free. However, there are multiple entry/exit points for the area, including "the tunnel," which connects Sand Hollow State Park to the open OHV area. Any entry into the boundaries of Sand Hollow State Park requires a Utah State Park Pass.


When operating on Sand Mountain, users must attach an orange or red safety flag to the vehicle, rising at least 8 feet off the ground.