Southwest of Genoa, the Headworks ATV Riding Area (aka Headgates) has 10 acres open to ATV riding. The land is owned by the Loup Power District and is maintained by the Nebraska Off Highway Vehicle Association. There are miles of ATV riding along the Loup River from Genoa to Columbus. The trails are quite sandy.
To reach the Headworks ATV Riding Area from Columbus, head west on SR22 to Genoa. Continue west on SR22 for 3 miles past Genoa to reach the Headworks ATV Riding Area.
Note: Riders who ride more than 1000 feet east of the most eastern jetty just south of the entrance trail will be riding on private property and may be ticketed for trespassing. Jetties are structures constructed of steel beams, cables and trees that are built along the banks of the Loup River. People who ride ATVs and dirtbikes on state land east and west of the Genoa bridge may be ticketed for trespassing. If riders are involved in the destruction of endangered species nesting areas, they could face up to a $10,000 fine, jail time and confiscation of the machine involved.
Overall, Headworks OHV Park is the 2nd most popular ATV riding trail of all 8 ATV trails in Nebraska.