OHV Registration & Permits

Colorado OHV Registration Requirements

“All OHVs owned and operated in Colorado (including motor vehicles and motorcycles that are not licensed for public road access) must display current Colorado OHV registration stickers when in a person’s possession in an OHV staging area or operated on any designated OHV trails or routes in Colorado.”

Colorado OHV Use Permit Requirements

“All OHVs and motor vehicles (including motorcycles) that display a valid Colorado or out-of -state license plate must also display a current Colorado OHV use permit sticker when operated on any designated OHV trails in Colorado.”

“All out of state OHVs (including OHVs that display an out of state OHV registration) must also display a current Colorado OHV use permit sticker when operated on any designated OHV trails or routes in Colorado.”

Register Your Ride!

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.

 

Colorado Resident Owned Equipment

Trail Type Full sized
plated
Full sized
non-plated
UTV
Plated
UTV
non-plated
ATV
plated
ATV
non-plated
Dirt Bike
Plated
Dirt Bike
non-plated
Road closed to OHVs OK Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed OK Not Allowed
Road open to OHVs OK Registration OK Registration Permit Registration OK Registration
Jeep Trails Permit Registration Permit Registration Permit Registration Permit Registration
UTV Trails Not Allowed Not Allowed Permit Registration Permit Registration Permit Registration
ATV Trails Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not allowed Permit Registration Permit Registration
Motorized Single Track Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Permit Registration

Non-Resident Owned Equipment

Trail Type Full sized
plated
Full sized
non-plated
UTV
Plated
UTV
non-plated
ATV
plated
ATV
non-plated
Dirt Bike
Plated
Dirt Bike
non-plated
Road closed to OHVs OK Not Allowed OK Not Allowed OK Not Allowed OK Not Allowed
Road open to OHVs OK Permit OK Permit OK Permit OK Permit
Jeep Trails Permit Permit Permit Permit Permit Permit Permit Permit
UTV Trails Not Allowed Not Allowed Permit Permit Permit Permit Permit Permit
ATV Trails Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Permit Permit Permit Permit
Motorized Single Track Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Permit Permit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

 

  • Roads open to OHVs means federal roads specifically open (through MVUM or RTMP) to OHV use or state, county, or municipal open to OHV use through ordinance and signage.
  • Jeep trails means trails as noted by MVUM or RTMP as being open to full sized vehicles and labeled as trails and specifically not as roads.
  • Side by Side trails mean trails noted on MVUM or RTMP as trails open to vehicles with a maximum width of 64 inches but closed to Full Size Vehicles.
  • ATV trails mean trails as noted on MVUM or RTMP as trails open to vehicles with a maximum width of 50 inces but closed to Full Side Vehicles and Side by Sides greater then 50 inches. 
  • Motorized Single Track means trails designed for 2 wheeled vehicles where both wheels travel in the same track such as dirt bikes or mountain bikes.
  • Colorado does not currently have a program that allows licensing (i.e., license plates) of ATVs and Side-by-Sides (UTVs) for highway use. There are some cities and counties in the state that DO allow OHV use on public roads. 

 

Please Note: Colorado does NOT grant reciprocity for OHV/snowmobile registrations to other state OHV/snowmobile registration programs.

 

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