Best Colorado ATV Trails

Colorado has 89 all terrain vehicle rides.

  June 3, 2019

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.

Where Can I Ride ATVs In Colorado?

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
Bristol Head Peak Road
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
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
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


Colorado ATV Trails Resources


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