7 Popular Colorado ATV & Jeep Trails

There are thousands of miles of off-road trails open to OHVs in Colorado. Each of the areas below is open to Jeep/4x4, UTVs, ATVs and motorcycles. Before you head out, read up on Colorado’s OHV requirements and ways to keep these areas healthy and future riders happy. 

By: Colorado.com Staff Writer
Updated: March 22, 2024

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1. Lizard Head Pass

Near Telluride above 10,000 feet in southwest Colorado, this pass provides staggering views of Colorado’s jagged San Juan Mountains in the Uncompahgre National Forest.
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2. Grand Mesa Trails

The name of these off-road trails near Grand Junction makes it sound like this area might be flat, but it’s actually packed with dense forests, lakes and meadows that offer up trails for all skill levels.
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3. Red Feather Lakes

More than 100 miles of double-track ATV trails and a few sections of semi-technical single track are tucked away west of Fort Collins in Roosevelt National Forest.
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4. Hardscrabble

Between Eagle and Gypsum, this area has a mix of ATV and singletrack on Bureau of Land Management land, with more than 3,000 feet in elevation ranges. 
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5. Central City/Saint Mary's Network

North of Idaho Springs, you can get up into the high-high-high country, roll past alpine lakes and circle a glacier.
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6. Colorado State Forest State Park

Colorado’s moose-viewing capital near Walden also has a 60-mile network of OHV trails and plenty of activities to keep non-motorized members of your party busy while you’re on the road.
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7. Wagon Wheel Trail System

Located in Meeker, this system's 250 miles of trails run through the White River National Forest and feature 16 interconnecting loops, ranging from expert to beginner. 
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