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2019 Utah Off-Highway Vehicle Great Trails Training Workshop – Cedar City

September 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm




The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) in conjunction with the Utah State Parks OHV Program, the US Forest Service, and the US Bureau of Land Management, will be conducting an OHV trails training workshop in Cedar City, UT on September 10-12, 2019. The 3-day workshop will consist of classroom sessions on September 10 at the Cedar City Festival Hall, and field sessions on September 11-12 on the Markagunt OHV trail on the USFS Cedar City Ranger District. The use and management of all off-highway vehicle types will be discussed during the workshop.

Participants should bring OHVs for use on the trails and for moving from site to site during the field sessions. Everyone who operates an ATV or dirt bike, or drives or rides as a passenger in a ROV (side-by-side) during the workshop must wear a helmet, goggles, gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and over the ankle boots. Field sessions will involve walking to various locations so bring your hiking boots, appropriate clothing and field gear, lunch, snacks and drinking water.


When: September 10-12, 2019                           
Where: Classroom Sessions (1st Day)                                                             

Festival Hall   
96 North Ma
in Street                                                 
Cedar City, UT 84720


RSVP Below!!   Cedar City Workshop Agenda  


Registration is free but online registration is required. The number of participants is limited, so register early. If you have problems registering, please contact our office at or call us at 800-348-6487.


Lodging Information


A block of rooms for training participants has been arranged at the SpringHill Suites, 1477 South Old Highway 91, Cedar City, Utah 84720. Workshop participants must make their own reservations by calling 435-586-1685 to reserve a room at the “OHV Trail Workshop” group rate of $94 a night. Make your reservations early before the group rate expires.


Workshop Details


The training workshop will focus on OHV trail planning, layout and design, maintenance, rehabilitation, improvement and relocation. Hands-on field training will be emphasized. The intended audience is trail managers; trail construction and maintenance supervisors and crews; staff involved in trail planning, design, maintenance and construction; trail contractors and trail volunteers.



Classroom sessions: Cedar City Heritage Center

  • How trail systems function and provide desired experiences
  • Connecting trail systems across jurisdictional boundaries
  • Creative trail design and innovative engineering practices
  • Trail maintenance techniques specific to various trail uses and conditions
  • Trail rehabilitation and reroutes
  • Trail Management Objectives – application to management & maintenance
  • Small group problem solving exercises
  • Getting all trail users to work together


Field sessions: Markagunt OHV Trail System, Cedar City Ranger District

  • Trail issue identification and solutions
  • Trail maintenance techniques exercises
  • Creative trail design and layout exercises
  • Trail relocation exercises
  • Trail design considerations for different types of OHV



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September 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am
September 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Developed by Trailhead Consultants for the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council 2023