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Finding the trailhead and a decent map is often the hardest part of riding or wheeling. Below are links to our trail guide and all of the Colorado motor vehicle use maps (MVUMs) as well as contact information for Colorado state parks, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.
This is the on-line companion to our printed OHV Opportunities Map. The trail guide contains driving directions and a variety of free, downloadable maps and gps tracks for popular riding areas in the state. View trailheads, photos, and videos on top of MVUMs using Google Maps.
The Travel Management Rule announced in 2005 requires each National Forest and Grassland to identify, designate, and map those roads, trails, and areas that are open to motor vehicle use. MVUMs are the legal record of what motorized opportunities are available on lands managed by the US Forest Service. Locate, view, and download motor vehicle use maps here.
Most roads and trails in Colorado are closed during the Winter and Spring months and seasonal opening and closing dates can vary from year to year. Check here before you go.
Colorado State Parks adminsisters the state's OHV and snowmobile registration programs. The Colorado State Forest has OHV riding opportunities.
Colorado contains 11 National Forests and 2 National Grasslands. These national forests along with the lands managed by the BLM contain most OHV riding opportunities in Colorado.
The BLM manages 8.4 million acres of public land in Colorado. These BLM lands along with lands managed by the USFS contain most OHV riding opportunities in Colorado.
All vehicles operated on designated OHV routes in Colorado must have a registration or permit issued by Colorado State Parks including those of non-residents. For more information, visit the State Parks OHV Program Page.
Some vehicles such as ATVs and side-by-sides are never street legal in Colorado even if licensed and plated in their home state. These vehicles must have a valid Colorado OHV registration or permit to be used on trails on public lands in Colorado.
Most trails are at higher elevations in Colorado and are closed during the Winter and Spring seasons. Visit the seasonal road and trail closure info page for more information.