Hardware Ranch Road is a 16.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hyrum, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
off road driving
The back country was stunning this time of year, quiet and clear with the bald eagles out and about to complete the picture. However the first 10 or so miles were very very very muddy and in my opinion impassable without a vehicle with all terrain tires, 4x4 low, and at least 1.5" of clearance after heavy rains. There also were some flooded creeks across the trail which stopped us in our CRV and made us reroute but a Jeep, ATV, or dirt bike probably could have made it through the creek.
This is a nice scenic drive. You don't need 4WD but you probably don't want to take a family car, although I have seen them up there. But they probably don't value their car very much.