Southwest of Fairplay, there are several OHV routes open to street-licensed OHV users.
Note: Unlicensed vehicles are prohibited on FS96.15 (aka Sleeping Tom Summer Homes), CR18 (aka Fourmile), CR20 (aka Warm Springs), CR22 (aka Two Bridges), CR5 (aka Weston Pass).
There are 5 different access points for the Fairplay OHV routes, they are listed in order if you are heading south on US-285 from Fairplay. 1) 1.2 miles south of Fairplay turn right (west) on County Rd. 18. In about 3.3 miles you will reach the NF boundary, park anywhere after this, be sure your vehicle doesnt block the road. 2) 3.5 miles south of Fairplay, turn right (west) on County Rd. 658, after 1.8 miles, go right at the Y and then continue straight. 3) 13 miles south of Fairplay, turn right (west) on Co. Rd. 76/FR 431/Buffalo Springs Rd., after 3 miles go left at the Y. 4) 15 miles south of Fairplay, turn right (west) on Co. Rd. 403/FR 433/Pony Park Rd. After 1.2 miles, you will be within the NF and can park anywhere off the road. 5) 18 miles south of Fairplay, turn right (west) on Co. Rd.402/FR 436/Salt Creek Rd. After about 3 miles, go left at the intersection (heading right will take you back to US-285). Please be aware that Buffalo Peaks Wilderness is near this OHV area and does not allow any motorized vehicles.
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, Fairplay - OHV Routes is the 10th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 61 OHV routes in Colorado.