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Snowmobile and ATV Safety for Young Riders in Utah

Safety Tips for Snowmobile & ATV RidersDid you know that Utah state law requires youth, aged eight to 15, to complete a Utah Division of Parks and Recreation snowmobile education course or an off-highway vehicle (OHV) course? At Lofty Peaks Adventures LLC, our customers’ safety comes first, and we always encourage both youth and adults to ride with care and respect.



Here’s what you need to know about the Utah State Parks Youth Certification courses:

  • Snowmobile certification covers snowmobiles only while OHV certification covers off-highway motorcycles (OHMs), ATVs, and side-by-side ATVs.
  • The course teaches responsible and ethical riding, proper machine sizing and weight distribution, proper handling and shifting, riding within your ability, and, of course, safe riding.
  • The youth education courses are offered online for a nominal fee. There are no courses to attend in person in order to receive the certification. However, if you have a child that is just learning to ride, there is nothing stopping you from signing them up for additional courses that will improve their skills and knowledge.
  • Once your child has passed the test, the license is valid right away. Make sure your young driver has the license while out riding, and you will want to have it with you when you pick up a rental or when you arrive for one of our guided tours as well.

Exploring Utah by snowmobile or ATV is an incredible way for a family to spend time together and create lasting memories! Carve up fresh mountain powder in the winter or ride through forested trails in the summer ─ take in the magnificent scenery all year long.

Whether you’re planning a family trip or an adults-only getaway, Lofty Peaks Adventures offers just the adventure you’re seeking. We offer professionally guided tours for both snowmobiles and ATVs as well as self-guided rentals and a variety of packages. Contact one of our four convenient locations at (888) 472-7669, or make a reservation online to hit the trails in Utah.

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