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Trails Open to Full Size Vehicles in Colorado


OHV PermitIn addition to the many miles of Off-Highway Vehicle trails and ‘roads open to all vehicles’, there are a number of Full Size Trails open for recreational travel in Colorado. Although these trails allow for full width vehicles, they differ from most BLM and U.S. Forest Service roads as they are designed for recreational, motorized use rather than simply for transportation. A Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Permit is therefore required on any licensed/plated vehicle that is used for recreation on these trails. This $25.25 permit must be displayed on any full size vehicle traveling these trails even if that vehicle has a currently registered license plate from Colorado or any other state.


The funds collected from the sale of these OHV permits is used to build, maintain, and ensure the continued access to these trails for motorized and non-motorized users. A list of full size routes which hold a ‘trail’ designation in Colorado can be found in this brochure. However, it is always recommended to contact the local land management office with questions regarding any specific trail and any current closures or restrictions that may be in place.


Visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website to read more information on how to purchase OHV registrations and permits, and the projects that the OHV Registration program funds, call (303) 791-1920, or visit one of the OHV Registration Locations.

 

Colorado Full Sized Trails

The following trails require an OHV permit even if the vehicle has a currently registered license plate from Colorado or any other state.
1. 21 Road Jeep Trail (Hunter Canyon) BLM Grand Jct. Field Office
2. Basin 4WD Trail - #2603 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
3. Big Creek Trail - #265 (+spurs) GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
4. Billing’s Canyon Rock Crawl Route BLM - Grand Jct. Field Office
5. Bittle Loop Trail #269 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
6. Boulder Canyon Rock Crawl Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Area - Montrose
7. Brush Creek Jeep Trail - #9738 GMUG National Forest – Gunnison RD
8. Cabin 4WD Trail - #2606 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
9. Cactus Ridge Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Rec. Area – Montrose Field Office
10. Calamity Canyon Rock Crawl Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Rec. Area - Montrose
11. Carnage Canyon Rock Crawl Route BLM/USFS/CPW – Buena Vista/Salida
12. Castle Rock Jeep Trail #881 (+spurs) GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
13. Coal Creek Mesa Trail #711 (+spurs) GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
14. Corral Gulch Trail #2658 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
15. Death Row Rock Crawl Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Area - Montrose
16. Deplar Park Jeep Trail #9769 GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
17. Die Trying Rock Crawl Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Area - Montrose
18. Flattop Jeep Trail #9863 (+spurs) GMUG - Gunnison National Forest
19. Freedom Rock Crawl Trail BLM Royal Gorge Field Office – near Penrose
20. Full size trails #265 & 701 (seasonally) GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
21. Gunsight Pass Trail #9585 GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
22. Hancock Pass Jeep Trail #9266 GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
23. Independence Rock Crawl Trail BLM Royal Gorge Field Office – near Penrose
24. Italian Pass Jeep Trail #9642 GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
25. Jenny Creek 4WD Trail #808.1
Boulder RD – Roosevelt National Forest
26. La Fair Trail #2668 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
27. La Plata Canyon Full size trails #791-798
San Juan National Forest – Columbine RD
28. Land’s End Trail #897 GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
29. Liberty Rock Crawl Trail BLM Royal Gorge Field Office – near Penrose
30. Lime Ridge Jeep Trail #9624 GMUG - Gunnison National Forest
31. Little Coal Creek Jeep Trail #883 GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
32. Little Bear Lake Trail #2660 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
33. Lone Cabin Jeep Trail #876 GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
34. McDonald Mesa Jeep Trail #8891.B GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
35. Middle-Middle Rock Crawl Route BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office – near Gypsum
36. Mud Holes Trail #2670 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
37. Mud Springs Rock Crawl Routes/ Area BLM Tres Rios Field Office – near Cortez
38. Napolean Pass Jeep Trail #9540 (+spurs) GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
39. Needle Rock Jeep Trails #712.1B&.1C & 881 GMUG – Paonia RD
40. North Bench Trail #2633 GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD
41. Old Tin Cup Pass Jeep Trail #9267.3D GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
42. Patriot Rock Crawl Trail BLM Royal Gorge Field Office – near Penrose
43. Rangely Rock Crawl Park (all trails) BLM White River Field Office – Rangely, CO
44. Raven Mesa Trail #711 GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
45. Red Canyon Trail #5118 GMUG National Forest – Norwood RD
46. Schoneman Ditch Camp Jeep Trail #8703.3A GMUG – Paonia RD
47. Scratch and Dent Rock Crawl Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Rec. Area – Montrose Field Office
48. Sidewinder Jeep Trail BLM – Kremmling Field Office
49. Sims Mesa Trail #6115 GMUG National Forest – Ouray RD
50. Spur Jeep Trail #6544.3B GMUG National Forest – Ouray RD
51. Sun Creek Jeep Trail #9637 GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
52. Ten Falls Rock Crawl Route #8483 BLM CO River Valley FO – near Gypsum
53. Throughline Jeep Trail #8864 GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
54. Tierod Bender Rock Crawl Route BLM CO River Valley FO – near Gypsum
55. Todd Reservoir Jeep Trail #8891 GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD
56. Tomichi Pass Jeep Trail #9888 GMUG – Gunnison National Forest
57. Topless Rock Crawl Trail
BLM – Dry Creek Rec. Area – Montrose Field Office
58. Union Canyon Trail #9631 (+spurs) GMUG - Gunnison National Forest
59. Upper-Middle Rock Crawl Route #8469 BLM CO River Valley FO – near Gypsum
60. Virginia Creek Jeep Trail #814 (+spurs) GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD

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This award recognizes innovative & successful trail sharing efforts, programs, & systems.


American Trails' 21st National Trails Awards Program honors people and programs at the 21st American Trails International Symposium. The awards celebration was held at Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona, April 16, 2013.

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