Near Glenwood Springs, the Cedar Mountain OHV Area has OHV routes through juniper-pinon pine woodland with sagebrush and oak brush. The elevations range from 6,000 to 8,000 feet.
To reach the trailhead, follow US70 to Rifle (25 miles west of Glenwood Springs) and exit Hwy 13 north (exit #90). After driving through town, take a right (east) on Hwy 325, the road will bend to the left and you will be heading north again. Continue on to Rifle Gap Reservoir. Go through the Rifle Gap State Recreation Area east entrance and tell the attendant you are going to BLM land on Cedar Mountain; the attendant will waive the fee. The fee is required if you stop in the recreation area for using any of the facilities, including the restrooms and parking. Take the dirt road north into Cedar Mountain and look for the pullout parking area.
Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Non-residents are not required to register in Colorado, if they are registered in their home states. All off-highway vehicles must have an approved muffler and spark arrester. These requirements are subject to change so make sure to contact the Colorado State Parks prior to using your off-highway vehicle.
Overall, Cedar Mountain OHV Area is the 51st most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 61 OHV routes in Colorado.