Factory Butte Recreation Area
OHV users travel from far and wide to enjoy the mancos-shale badlands of Factory Butte. These scenic badlands provide OHV users an unparalleled riding experience. Factory Butte is a popular recreation site for everything from OHV jumping and riding to motorcycling and passenger car touring.
Although Factory Butte is famous for its OHV areas, few realize that the area is also a popular site to view wildflowers in the spring when Factory Butte is in full bloom. Tourists stop in at Factory Butte to photograph fields of desert flowers and blooming cacti. These blooming fields provide a stunning foreground for the North Caineville Mesa and Factory Butte formations.
There is a restroom and interpretive kiosks at Factory Butte.
The BLM seeks to maintain motorized access to the area while protecting endangered plant species. The BLM, in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), has been monitoring these species annually since 2009. To ensure that visitors can maintain access to these areas, the BLM requires cross-country motorized users to stay within the OHV open play areas and on designated routes within the SRMA. Maps and information are posted on kiosks throughout the SRMA and are available at the BLM offices in Richfield and Hanksville, Utah. It is a violation of the Endangered Species Act (16 USC 1538) to remove and reduce, to possess, or maliciously damage or destroy any Federally listed endangered plant species from areas under Federal jurisdiction. Persons found to be in violation of the Endangered Species Act are subject to a maximum fine of $50,000 and up to a year in prison. Don't let your decision be a bad one - Keep it Legal - Keep it Fun!