Off Highway Vehical Regulations

On March 20, 2009 the HLA BOD voted to adopt the State of Utah's Off-Highway Vehicle laws and rules as association regulations concerning the safety standard related to operations of OHVs on association property. Permission was granted by the State Parks & Recreation to use the State OHV information with the necessary changes appropriate for Hidden Lake Association. For information about OHV certification for children 8 to 15 please visit the Utah OHV Website.


OHVs are NOT required to be registered while being operated on association property or private pro


Off-highway vehicle (OHV) - Any snowmobile, all-terrain type I vehicle, all-terrain type II vehicle, or motorcycle.

All-terrain type I vehicle (Type I ATV) - Any motor vehicle 52 inches or less in width, having an unladen dry weight of 800 pounds or less, traveling on three or more low-pressure tires, having a seat designed to be straddled by the operator, and designed for or capable of travel over unimproved terrain.

All-terrain type II vehicle (Type II ATV) - Any motor vehicle other than a Type I ATV, snowmobile, or motorcycle designed for or capable of travel over unimproved terrain. Does not include golf carts, any vehicle specifically designed to carry a disabled person, any vehicle not designed specifically for recreational use, or farm tractors. (DOES include go-carts, Odyssey’s, sand rails, dune buggies, etc).

Motorcycle - Every motor vehicle having a saddle for the use of the operator and designed to travel on not more than two tires.

Snowmobile - Any motor vehicle designed for travel on snow or ice and steered and supported in whole or in part by skis, belts, cleats, runners or low-pressure tires.

Low-pressure tire - Any pneumatic tire six inches or more in width, designed for use on wheels with rim diameter of 12 inches or less and utilizing an operating pressure of 10 pounds per square inch or less as recommended by the manufacturer.

Motor vehicle - Every vehicle which is self-propelled.

Operate - To control the movement of, or otherwise use an off-highway vehicle.

Owner - A person, other than a person with a security interest, having a property interest or title to an off-highway vehicle and entitled to the use and possession of that vehicle.

Association Property - Land owned and administered by Hidden Lake Association Corporation.

Road - The entire width between boundary lines of every way or place of whatever nature, when any part of it is open to the use of the association members and guests for vehicular travel.