In the Rio Grande National Forest, the Bristol Head Peak Road is a 15 mile route open to ATV riding. The road begins by fording Spring Creek and climbing through apsen and spruce up to the sub-alpine park, Ouray Park. Then, the road drops and crosses Bennett Creek before leveling off.
Directions from Lake City: Travel about 24 miles south on Hwy 149. On the left is FR 513. Turn onto road and park. If you hit the North Clear Creek falls, youve just gone past the road.
Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31. These permits can be purchased anywhere you get your hunting/fishing licenses in All off-highway vehicles must have an approved muffler and spark arrester. These requirements are subject to change so make sure to contact the Colorado State Parks prior to using your off-highway vehicle.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is only permitted on Forest Service roads that area marked as open to ATVs.