Riding the Paiute ATV Trail – Marysvale, Utah

 
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During the summer of 2012, we spent several weeks in Marysvale, Utah, exploring the Paiute ATV trail with Brandon’s pride and joy (our Polaris RZR). After spending some time on the Paiute trail, you quickly realize how many different types of terrain are available. Over 900 miles of rideable terrain make this trail system the longest in the nation.

Here is some detailed info if you are looking to visit this amazing area: http://www.atvutah.com/southern/paiute.htm

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The scenery is beautiful every direction you head. The elevation is constantly changing, and the views are hard to beat. Especially coming across the waterfalls below!

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I thought this old mine building was awesome! Come to find out ,there were quite a few mining operations in the early 1900s in Southern Utah. Coming across hidden gems like the one pictured below makes exploring this area quite fun.
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We happened to drive right by this open mine in the side of the mountain without a gate on it!? We weren’t about to go in and see what creature made this old mine into its new home, but it was a pretty sweet sighting!

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And yet another mine!

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You can see in the picture below, the zig zags of the old mining roads on the side of this mountain.

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This has to be one of the craziest mining holes;  it went straight down! Even with a powerful surefire light, I still couldn’t see the bottom. I’m glad they secured the top of it, but it still will give you chills when you look over the edge.

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Is this an old piece of dynamite stuck in the rock still? I zoomed in and took this close up photo.

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