Destination: Joe’s Valley

Joe’s Valley ATV Trails

We rented four wheelers for everyone and went up to Joe’s Valley on the trails there.  There are plenty of places to camp, and the trails go on and on. Besides four wheeling, there is bouldering, fishing, hiking, and lots of pretty mountain scenery!

Family Trip--Joe's Valley four wheeler

It rained for a bit, but that just made mud and what is more fun to drive through than mud? Everyone had a great time and wanted to do it again! This is the family reunion that the kids talk about the most.

Cost:

ATVs – $80.00 each at Extreme Adventure Rentals in Castle Dale, UT

We got a break on the cost because we rented so many (7); and since it was a Saturday we were able to keep them until Monday!

 

Destination: Paiute Trail

Paiute Trail in the Tushar Mountains

My kids and grand kids, and especially my husband love to camp. We went camping with our whole family along the Piute Trail in the Tushars, close to Beaver, Utah. We took a couple of ATVs and took turns seeing the sites around us. Some of the trails were very narrow and interesting (top right). We all got in the truck and visited the old Kimberly Gold Mine area. There is a large building/cabin that has information about the area (bottom right). I understand there is still gold in that area.

Family Trip-Piute Trail

Top Row–There are great ATV trails in this area. Middle Row: Wild Mountain Goats; the Silver King Mine area with Brigham Daniel Darger, and Pansy Permilia Brown’s home.

One of the most delightful things about this area are the mountain goats. We hiked until we saw them and then followed them a bit. It was a wonderful sight! It rained on us every day, but we had good tents and movies on iPads f or the kids. When it would stop raining we would gather together and play games, or go exploring.  I loved splashing mud on the kids as we drove through the mud puddles It is absolutely gorgeous area!