Featured ATV TRAILS
Northwest of Durango and north of Mancos, the Aspen Loop ATV Trail is a 39 mile route open to ATV riders. The route is over old logging roads and trail in aspen groves and spruce forests.
North of the Grand Junction airport, the Grand Valley OHV Area has 17 square miles of desert terrain with open space ATV riding permitted. There are rolling barren hills of mancos shale.
Northwest of Boulder and northeast of Jamestown, the Left Hand Canyon OHV Area has a great network of roads totaling over 10+ miles open to ATV riding. The very old logging roads are very challenging trails now. This area has been the site of numerous conflicts with nearby land owners so be sure to stay on public roads and KNOW where you are riding at all times.
Southeast of Winter Park, the Apex / Kingston Peak Road (FS353) is a 25 mile route open to ATV riding. The road crosses an above treeline bench at 12,000 feet with great vistas of James Peak and Longs Peak. There are some steep rocky sections.
Northwest of Boulder in the Arapaho National Forest, the Switzerland Trail (FS327) is a 8 mile route along an old railroad grade from 7700 to 9000 feet. The main trail is off Sugarloaf Mountain Road.
Near Frisco in the Arapaho National Forest, the Boreas Pass Road (FS10) is an easy 6.5 mile one-way route to the summit of Boreas Pass. The route climbs from 10,300 feet to 11,500 feet along an old railroad grade.
South of Grand Junction, the Bangs Canyon Trailhead in the Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area provides access to numerous OHV trails. These trails include the Billings Canyon Jeep Trail and the Tabeguache Trail. The routes accessible from the trailhead provide access to beautiful, rugged canyons and expansive slickrock.
Northwest of Denver near Allenspark in the Arapaho National Forest, the Middle Saint Vrain Road is open to ATV riding. This four-wheel drive road is not steep, but can be very rough, with large rocks and logs. It follows Middle Saint Vrain Creek and crosses some side creeks.
Near Winter Park and Idaho Springs in the Arapaho National Forest, the popular Rollins Pass Road (aka Moffat Road) is a 30+ mile route along an old railroad grade. The route climbs up to Rollins Pass past many sights including old trestles amd stations.
East of Telluride and west of Ouray, the 12 mile route to Black Bear Pass along Black Bear Pass Road (CR K69) is one of the most beautiful in Colorado. It is also one of the most dangerous. The view looks down into the Telluride box canyon. The route climbs to over 13,000 feet.
Northwest of Fort Collins and Red Feather Lakes, there is a network of Forest Service roads open to OHV users. The best trailhead is just to the west of Red Feather Lakes off Deadman Road.
North of Glenwood Springs on the high plateau above Glenwood Canyon, the Flat Tops Trail System has over 50 miles of trails open to ATV riding. It connects with the Meadow Lake trail system to the west.
Northeast of Almont and Taylor Park in the Gunnison National Forest, the region around Taylor Park and Tincup has become very popular with ATV riders. One of the best routes starts in the Tincup townsite and heads up over the Continental Divide to the St Elmo townsite. Overall, it forms a 50 mile loop combining double track and dirt roads.
Near Glenwood Springs, the Cedar Mountain OHV Area has ATV riding through juniper-pinon pine woodland with sagebrush and oak brush. The elevations range from 6,000 to 8,000 feet.
Southwest of Denver and west of Bailey in the Pike National Forest, there is a scenic dirt road, Twin Cone Road (aka FS 126) heading south along the ridge from Kenosha Pass for about 10 miles. It is open to ATV riding.
North of Crested Butte in the Gunnison National Forest, the infamous Devils Punchbowl is a 10 mile route from Schofield Pass down to Marble. To extend this challenging route, many riders start from the Pittsburg townsite north of Crested Butte and ride up Paradise Divide Road to the old Schofield townsite before heading down the treacherous Devils Punchbowl route to the Marble townsite for lunch.
West of Montrose, the Paradox OHV Trail is a 127 mile route that combines dirt jeep roads and back-country roads. The Paradox OHV Trail has roughly 14,000 feet of climbing along the route as it passes through remote desert. The route is marked at key intersections with brown, carsonite posts with the Paradox Trail emblem.