Sandy Coate (left), of Cedar City, Utah, rides her all-terrain vehicle with Veronica Valdez (second from left), Amanda White (second from right) and Adam Valdez (right) following at the Stoddard Wells Off-Highway Vehicle area near Outlet Center Drive on Tuesday afternoon.

Robert Rivera of Cedar City, Utah, said his family always goes to Stoddard Wells each year around Christmas and that it was a family tradition for him to meet his family from Apple Valley in the off-roading area. He said he was happy that Stoddard Wells hadn't been closed like many other off-highway vehicle areas in California so that he could continue the tradition.