Spring 2023

Max Reid Trailhead | The Paiute Trail
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Max Reid Trailhead

Max Reid Trailhead

The Max Reid Trailhead is located at Fremont Indian State Park, 20 miles southwest of Richfield on Interstate 70 or 17 miles east from I-15 and Cove Fort at exit 17 off I-70. 

From the Max Reid trailhead, take the Max Reid Trail, an 8-mile segment of the main Paiute #01 Trail. It was named the Max Reid Trail as a tribute to Max for his many years of dedicated service in developing and promoting this unique trail system and all it encompasses.  

This trail can be accessed at the Max Reid Trailhead located at Fremont Indian State Park off I-70 as it passes through Clear Creek Canyon. 

Max Reid Trailhead

EXAMPLE GPS Coordinates: 41°24’12.2″N 2°10’26.5″E


The trailhead is located due south of the Park Visitor Center via an I-70 underpass. There are restrooms and picnic tables available at the trailhead.  

The trail climbs south from the trailhead up a canyon with twists, turns, stream crossings, and vegetation changes from sagebrush and pinyon-juniper to oak, mountain mahogany, aspen, pine, and fir forests. The changes in vegetation and temperature are noticeable as riders make this 3,800 ft. change in elevation.  

The upper portion of the trail offers wildlife viewing and many photo opportunities and is limited to machines less than 50 inches.

Once at the top of the Max Reid Trail, visitors are a quarter of a mile from the Silver King Mine, which has restrooms and a historic mining operation that is worth the visit.