Whether you are looking to take the family on a leisurely jeep ride in the backcountry, ready to try your dirt bike on some single-track trails or take the All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) to the end of an old logging road, one of the 17 national forests and seven national grasslands within the Rocky Mountain Region will have an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) riding/camping experience that is just right for you.
Follow these general guidelines to help ensure that you have an enjoyable and safe OHV riding/camping experience in your national forest or grassland:
Make a realistic plan and stick to it. Always tell someone of your recreation plans.
Travel responsibly on land by staying on designated roads, trails or areas.
Obtain a map of the area you will be riding in and determine which areas are open to your type of travel and recreation.
In order to determine whether you are using the correct designated roads and trails, all riders need to review the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) that covers the area they are interested in riding in. MVUMs are available for FREE from any local Ranger District [PDF file 120KB] office within the Rocky Mountain Region. They can also be viewed on-line by visiting our Travel Management Web page.
Please consult state OHV regulations carefully before you going riding since regulations may vary from state to state:
Check the weather forecast for your destination. Plan clothing, equipment and supplies accordingly.
In the backcountry, be mindful of damaging fragile vegetation and soils along roads and trails.
The mission of Stay The Trail Colorado is to encourage the responsible use of the roads and trails that are open to motorized recreation in Colorado. While this Web site is concerned with Colorado OHV riding, there are plenty of great recommendations to help make your OHV riding/camping trip safe anywhere you happen to be riding.
All OHV riders should follow the ideals ofLeave No Trace and practice the concept of Pack It In - Pack It Out.
For more detailed guidelines regarding responsible motorized recreation on US Forest Service lands, please check out the Tread Lightly! information below:
The Rocky Mountain Region map below can be used as the starting place to find information regarding OHV riding/camping opportunities on US Forest Service lands located throughout our five-state region. When the cursor is moved over a state on the map, a filled-in map outline and tool tip will appear (the map outlines may be slow to load, please be patient). Once you are on top of the state you want to ride your OHVs in, click the cursor on the green map outline and a link will open to that state's OHV Riding/Camping Information Web page. Once you are redirected to the state's Web page, repeat the same process with the state map as with this map. You will then be able to select the individual national forest or grassland that you would like OHV riding/camping information about.
Map Outlines May Be Slow to Load, Please Be Patient