In Colorado We Stay The Trail®


Our mission is to reinforce and highlight responsible OHV use, and to modify and mitigate irresponsible use in an effort to minimize resource damage on public land. We offer educational services and materials to land management agencies, OHV and OHV accessory dealers, educational and community institutions, and the general public.

What You Need to Know


and Permits

Registration requirements for Colorado residents and non-residents, permit requirements, and registration information.

Trail Tips and


Vehicle noise, trail signs, vehicle width, trail width, staging, obstacles, passing, non-motorized traffic, and hunting.

OHVs on streets

and roads

Many cities and counties in Colorado have opened some or all of their roads/streets to off-highway vehicles (OHVs).

Full Size


In addition to OHV trails, there are a number of Full Size Trails open for recreational travel with full-sized vehicles in Colorado.

Frequently Asked


Answers to all your questions about maps, permits, laws, permits, kids, Hunting, the Stay the Trail organization – and lots more.

Trail Maps and Information

Stay The Trail Colorado provides a central place where the public, organizations, and agencies can download all US Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) for National Forest Lands and all of the available BLM Motorized Area Maps located in Colorado. These maps are kept up to date as the US Forest Service and BLM update their maps. Funding for this effort is provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the form of grant funding that comes from registration of Off-Highway Vehicles in Colorado.

Calendar and News

Stay the Trail Podcast

Want to know more about Stay the Trail? Listen to our radio podcast on Mile High Magazine – Public Affairs!

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Lake City Approves OHV use on HWY 149

Lake City Approves OHV use on HWY 149

2021 Colorado Transportation Commission approved the OHV New OHV Pilot Program Approved for Three Years March 18, 2021 Lake City, CO – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Transportation Commission gave unanimous approval today to a new three-year Pilot...

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How to make a dirt bike street legal in Colorado

How to make a dirt bike street legal in Colorado

A convenient way of connecting trails, running errands, or exploring back country roads is using your dirt bike. However, Colorado requires a that a vehicle be "licensed" on most county, state and local routes. Converting your dirt bike to "Street Legal", and...

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2019 Year End Summary

2019 Year End Summary

Click Link below to view the Stay The Trail 2019 Year End Summary that highlights the work we have accomplished during 2019.  STT 2019 Season Summary

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7/27/2019 – 8/4/2019 Stay The Trail Weekly Recap

7/27/2019 – 8/4/2019 Stay The Trail Weekly Recap

This week Stay The Trail participated in 2 large 4x4 Events and assisted on multiple stewardship/volunteer projects Mile Hi Jeep Clubs All – 4 – Fun Event, 7/27/2019 – 8/3/2019, Buena Vista, CO Mile Hi Jeep Clubs All-4-Fun event has become a staple event for STT. Not...

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
05/18/2021 - 05/19/2021
All Day
Boulder Ranger District Seasonal Gate Opening
05/29/2021 - 05/31/2021
All Day
North Sand Hill Memorial Weekend
06/26/2021 - 06/27/2021
All Day
Dillon Area 4x4/OHV Outreach - Tiger Road/Golden Horseshoe Trail System


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About Stay the Trail

Our Organization

Our mission is to reinforce and highlight responsible OHV use, and to modify and mitigate irresponsible use in an effort to minimize resource damage on public land. Our goal is to create a statewide culture of responsible OHV use.

Our Funding

We are primarily funded by grants from the OHV registration program managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Your contributions help us spread the word of responsible OHV use when visiting Colorado public lands. 

Our Leadership

The Stay the Trail Education & Stewardship Alliance is a 501(c)(3) educational organization. We have several employees, a Board of Directors, and Ex-Officio Advisors who lead our team of OHV enthusiasts.