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ATV riders offer feedback in Sanpete County survey

ATV riders offer feedback

in Sanpete County survey

 

By Jack Pemberton

Staff writer

Mar, 22, 2018

 

MANTI—In the regular monthly meeting of economic development representatives from around the county, Kevin Christensen, director of Sanpete County Economic Development, reported last week on the results of his recent Arapeen Trail riders survey.

Christensen said he created the survey to learn the perceptions people have about the Arapeen OHV Trail System.

The opinions came from 297 people who responded to the survey and who had previously requested a trail map.

Some of the interesting opinions found in the survey are these:

  • 99 percent said the scenery was good (24 percent) or excellent (75 percent).
  • The trail “is fun” according to 68 percent of respondents.
  • The condition of the trail is about right (57 percent said a little too smooth, 39 percent said a little too rough).
  • The trail is “somewhat empty,” meaning uncrowded.
  • Signage is “good.”

The survey respondents were older than one might expect, with 77 percent over age 50. The survey also showed that half (49 percent) of those responding to the survey had household income over $100,000.

Christensen said a map of the trail system printed on water and tear-resistant synthetic paper can be purchased online for $9.99 at http://www.utahatvtrails.org/.

He said a topographical map of the Arapeen Trail can be downloaded (https://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/359503) to a smartphone using the AVENZA MAPS App.

He added that the downloaded map “uses the GPS capabilities of your phone to track your location on the map as you move around. It’s great for trail riders and anyone who enjoys the mountains. I suggest hunters and snowmobilers download the map as well. It will help everyone from getting lost. No cell coverage needed.”