North Divide Motorized Routes

The North Divide area consists of numerous four-wheel drive roads open to off-highway vehicles (OHVs), as well as the popular 717 Trail System (which is open to motor vehicles 50 inches, or less, in overall width). Be sure to consult with the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for offical routes open to motorized vehicles. Free Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) are available at your local Forest Service Ranger District office. Please pick up a MVUM before you head out.

At a Glance

Fees: There is no fee to use this area, however a State of Colorado OHV Registration (or an OHV Permit) is required for all OHVs ($25.25 purchased through Colorado Parks & Wildlife).
Restrictions: Do not ride around camping areas or parking areas on an OHV. Ride only to and from the trails to avoid conflict.
Water: Drinking water is not readily available. Water from streams should be treated before use.
Restroom: Single vault toilet at the Rule Ridge (Forest Service Road 357) Trailhead
Information Center: Dispersed camping is available in this OHV area. Vehicle parking is only allowed immediately adjacent to system roads. Please be courteous.

General Information


From Colorado Springs, take Highway 24 west to the town of Divide, CO. Turn right (or north) onto Teller County Road 5. Travel on Teller County Road 5 until you enter the National Forest. When you enter the National Forest, the road becomes Forest Service Road 357. Continue traveling north on FSR 357 to the Rule Ridge Trailhead Parking area.


OHV Camping

OHV Road Riding

OHV Trail Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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