Each of the areas below is open to Jeep/4WD, UTVs, ATVs and motorcycles. Before you head out, read up on Colorado’s OHV requirements and ways to keep these areas healthy and future riders happy.
1. Lizard Head Pass
Near Telluride above 10,000 feet in southwest Colorado, this pass provides staggering views of Colorado’s jagged San Juan Mountains in the Uncompahgre National Forest.
2. Grand Mesa Trails
The name of these off-road trails near Grand Junction makes it sound like this area might be flat, but it’s actually packed with dense forests, lakes and meadows that offer up trails for all skill levels.
3. Red Feather Lakes
More than 100 miles of double-track ATV trails and a few sections of semi-technical single track are tucked away west of Fort Collins in Roosevelt National Forest.
Between Eagle and Gypsum, this area has a mix of ATV and singletrack on Bureau of Land Management land, with more than 3,000 feet in elevation ranges.
5. Central City/Saint Marys Network
North of Idaho Springs, you can get up into the high-high-high country, roll past alpine lakes and circle a glacier.
6. Colorado State Forest State Park
Colorado’s moose-viewing capital near Walden also has a 60-mile network of OHV trails and plenty of activities to keep non-motorized members of your party busy while you’re on the road.
7. Wagon Wheel Trail System
Located in Meeker, this system’s 250 miles of trails run through the White River National Forest and feature 16 interconnecting loops, ranging from expert to beginner.
For more, visit Stay the Trail Colorado. And find our listings for off-road outfitters and tour companies here.