Best Colorado ATV Trails

Colorado has 89 all terrain vehicle rides.

Located in the US, the ATV trails in Colorado offers over fifty ATV trail routes from which to choose. The best Colorado ATV trails based on popularity are considered to be Breckenridge, Alpine Loop, St Elmo / Tincup / Pitkin Loop, Grand Lake / Stillwater Pass Trails, and Pearl Pass Road. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Colorado ATV trails trail below.


Alpine Loop Apex / Kingston Peak Road Aspen Loop ATV Trail Bangs Canyon Bar Motorized Trail Battlement Trail Bear Draw OHV Loop Beartown Road Birdseye Gulch Road Black Bear Pass Boggy Draw OHV Trail Boreas Pass Road Breckenridge Bristol Head Peak Road Buckhorn Caribou Flats Road Cedar Mountain OHV Area Colorado State Forest Devils Punchbowl Dry Creek Trail Ellis Trail Flat Rock Motorized Trail Flat Top Open Area Flat Tops Trail System Four Corners / Roach Road Four Mile Road Fourmile Grand Lake / Stillwater Pass Trails Grand Valley OHV Area Green Ridge Gunsight Pass Road Hahns Peak Trail Hall Valley Road Hermosa CreekTrail Horseshoe Trail System Imogene Pass Indian Creek Trail Kenosha Pass - Twin Cone Road Kremmling / Wolford Mountain Lake Fork Trail Lake George / Wilkerson Pass Lefthand Canyon OHV Area Little Bear Trail Long Hollow Motorized Trail Main Draw OHV Area McAllister Gulch / Hornsilver Mountain Meadow Lake Meeker Park Middle Mountain Middle Saint Vrain Road Morrison Divide Trail Muddy Creek Slide Trail Noddle Motorized Trail North Delta OHV Area North Divide OHV Area North Sand Hills ATV Area Otto Mears Toll Road Paradox OHV Trail Peach Valley OHV Area Pearl Pass Road Pole Creek Trail Power Line Motorized Trail Rabbit Valley Radical Hills / Swan River Rainbow Falls OHV Area Rainbow Trail Red Cone Road Red Feather Lakes Rollins Pass Road Sevenmile Ridge Slaughterhouse Gulch Trail Spring Creek Road OHV Area St Elmo / Tincup / Pitkin Loop Switzerland Trail Tarryall OHV Routes - North Tarryall OHV Routes - South Taylor Pass Divide Road Texas Creek OHV Area Texas Lakes Trail Tincup Uncompahgre Plateau Trail Ute Trail Webster Pass West Fish Creek Trail West Lost Trail Wheeler Geologic Area Williams Fork Trail System Wurts Ditch Road Yamcola Reservoir Trail
ATV RIding Pearl Pass

ATV RIding Pearl Pass


Aspen Loop ATV Trail

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.  MORE INFO

Grand Valley OHV Area

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.  MORE INFO

Lefthand Canyon OHV Area

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.  MORE INFO

Apex / Kingston Peak Road

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.  MORE INFO

Switzerland Trail

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.  MORE INFO

Boreas Pass 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.  MORE INFO

Bangs Canyon

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.  MORE INFO

Middle Saint Vrain Road

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.  MORE INFO

Rollins Pass Road

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.  MORE INFO

Black Bear Pass

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.  MORE INFO

Red Feather Lakes

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.  MORE INFO

Flat Tops Trail System

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.  MORE INFO


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.  MORE INFO

Cedar Mountain OHV Area

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.  MORE INFO

Kenosha Pass - Twin Cone Road

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.  MORE INFO

Devils Punchbowl

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.  MORE INFO

Paradox OHV Trail

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.  MORE INFO