It’s no surprise that some of the best off-road riding spots in the United States are found in the great state of Texas. After all, they say everything’s better in Texas! (Or is it bigger? We digress.)
Seriously, though—if you’re looking for places to ride in the Lone Star State, you’re not hurting for options. Whether you’re hankerin’ for mud, hills, sand, or a little bit of everything, you’re never far from some prime ATV and UTV trails.
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of 16 of the most popular UTV trails in Texas. Here are the quick-and-dirty details of everyone’s favorite spots, in no particular order.
NOTE: Park details and prices reflect what was current as of February 2021.
Now that you know where to ride, it’s time to determine how.
While many of the parks on this list welcome all types of vehicles—from dune buggies to monster trucks—there are some exceptions. Whether or not UTVs are allowed on smaller trails depends on the park.
Most parks are very clear about which types of ORVs are permitted on which trails, so be sure to do your research ahead of time. And don’t be afraid to call ahead and ask if you’re not sure!
It’s the biggest of the lower 48 states, so we can’t possibly cover all of the UTV trails in Texas in just one article. But hopefully we’ve included a few places that spark your interest! For more places to ride, check out our Best Ride Parks in the South rundown to see what other Texas parks we’ve covered.
So where to now? Stay tuned to see which state we’re riding through next!
is thier camp grounds around or on utv trails
Hey Brent! Yes, nearly all of these parks offer campsites and/or RV parking. You can click on the links within the article to check out each parks website to book. Thanks for checking in with us!
What about Monahan sand hill park? Do they offer riding atvs,utvs,etc there?
Hey Kevin, I don’t see any off-roading options at Monahans Sandhills State Park. That one’s reserved for hiking and horses only it seems.
What about parks similar to Monahan sand park? Any sandy atv parks in Texas I should check out? Or even bordering states?
You should definitely check out the Little Sahara State Park in Waynoka, Oklahoma (https://www.travelok.com/state-parks/little-sahara-state-park). That’s one of the best dune riding spots in the country. Unfortunately, there really aren’t that many places to ride dunes in general, and Texas is no exception.