In Colorado We Stay The Trail®

Keep Your Wheels Where They Belong

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

Registrations and Permits

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

Trail Tips and Etiquette

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 Trails

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


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

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. 


Online Interactive Map

Trail Access and Contacts


Make a Donation

Find a trail 

Watch a Video about Riding in Colorado

Calendar and News

CO OHV Registration & Permit Expiration Date Extended

CPW has extended the expiration date of all OHV registrations for a period of 30 days. Off-highway vehicle registrations and permits expiring March 31, 2020 are now valid until April 30, 2020.    Our goal is for this step to greatly eliminate in-person traffic at CPW...

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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
All Day
National Public Lands Day
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Off Road Operations Grand Opening


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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. 

Contact Us

Stay The Trail empowers trail users with the education and resources needed to ensure that we are good stewards. It’s not just warm and fuzzy. Good stewardship helps us keep our trails and gives us the street cred to create new opportunities!

Leah H.

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Educational Materials


This interactive map includes all the trail systems from our most recent paper maps


Official Stay The Trail program brochures to download, read, or print. 

Kids Activity Book

Kids will have fun with the games, puzzles, and coloring pictures! 



Posters for display at your trailhead, shop, or event! 


Check out our YouTube videos for spectacular Stay the Trail footage.

Our Partners