East of Nelson near Kootenay Lake and south of Crawford Bay, the Crawford Creek Road is open to ATV rding.
To reach the trailhead from Crawford Bay, head south on Highway 3A. Turn left on Crawford Creek Road and stay to the right to reach Crawford-Hooker FSR. Taking Crawford-Hooker will bring you to a switchback with an overgrown road on the left; it works its way up the mountain, but we checked out a severely-deactivated road that branched off from it and didnt continue up further. Back down to the mainline, we took a fork to the right. This road switchbacked up another mountain, and arrived at another fork. The left branch went to a deactivated road in the shadow of a glacier. The right branch travels up over Rose Pass and takes you down into the next valley. There are lots of side branches, glacial creeks to cool off in, and excellent views of mountain alpines.
Note: As of August 2008, the Ministry of Forests Regulations require all ATV drivers to be at least 16 years of age and have a valid drivers license to ride on Forest Service Roads. In addition, the ATV must have valid third-party liability insurance, which is typically around $120 per year. The Conservation Officers will issue a $600 ticket if you do not have proof of insurance.