Near Monte Vista in the Rio Grande National Forest, the Dry Creek Trail #700 is a 17.5 mile route open to ATV riding. It is a challenging route with steady climbing.
To reach the trailhead from Monte Vista, head south on State Route 15 for 2 miles to Rock Creek Road (CR 29). Travel roughly six miles to Dry Creek Road. There will be a large curve in the road and a bulletin board on your right. Turn here and park near bulletin board.
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.
Overall, Dry Creek Trail is the 50th most popular ATV riding trail of all 90 ATV trails in Colorado.