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Counties in Colorado open roads to OHVs

Stay The Trail  | Published on Monday, March 30, 2015

County Roads and OHVs

Rules are changing in Colorado. A handful of counties have recently voted to allow limited OHV use within their jurisdictions.


Allowing use of OHVs on county roads to access public lands and other OHV opportunities is quite the privilege. But it does come with some additional rules, similar to those that have been in place on the Alpine Loop in the San Juans. Registration and an operator with a valid driver license are required for all, and many counties require liability insurance as well. Check with your local county before heading out to verify the rules, and remember that as ambassadors to the motorized community, always ride in control and be courteous of other users.


For regulations and a list of roads open to registered OHV use in Chaffee County, click here.


For regulations about registered OHV use in Lake County, click here.


For a map of roads open to registered OHV use in Mesa County, click here, and for information about the ordinance, click here.


For information on the county roads open to registered OHV use on the Alpine Loop, click here. Note that Silverton has limited access.


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