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Updated: 11/21/2014

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Keeping our trails and wilderness areas in good shape ensures generations to come will enjoy them as much as the current one. A few things to keep in mind when riding in Colorado:

• Ride only on routes wider than your vehicle to preserve the trail and keep it challenging for riders who come after you.

• Ride over obstacles, not around them. Going around widens the trail and impacts vegetation.

• Colorado has a noise limit for OHVs. Keeping your vehicle’s noise level down, which can be done without losing any power, keeping complaints at bay — and trails open.

Off-roading in Colorado's San Juan Mountains near Silverton
Colorado four-wheeling on a southwest OHV trail
Colorado off-road trail on Cinnamon Pass in the San Juan Mountains

OHV Rentals & Outfitters

Check out our listings for Jeep, ATV and other OHV rental and tour companies.

If you’re bringing your own OHV to Colorado, check out Stay the Trail’s OHV trail guide, which shows you the best places to ride while respecting the state’s wilderness areas.

Be aware that you must register your off-road motorcycle, dirtbike, three-wheeler, ATV and dune buggies with Colorado Parks & Wildlife before you can operate it in Colorado. The nominal fees fund trail maintenance, construction, maps and land acquisition. Colorado OHV registration information.

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OHV Resources

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Downloadable Colorado Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

Stay the Trail OHV Maps

Bureau of Land Management Regional Offices

Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition