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TRAILS OPEN TO FULL SIZE
VEHICLES IN COLORADO


A list of full size routes in Colorado which hold a “trail”designation and information regarding Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Permits for plated vehicles.



In addition to the many miles of Off-Highway Vehicle trails and ‘roads open to all vehicles’, there are a number of Full Size Trails open for recreational travel in Colorado. Although these trails allow for full width vehicles, they differ from most BLM and U.S. Forest Service roads as they are designed for recreational, motorized use rather than simply for transportation. A Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Permit is therefore required on any licensed/plated vehicle that is used for recreation on these trails. This $25.25 permit must be displayed on any full size vehicle traveling these trails even if that vehicle has a currently registered license plate from Colorado or any other state.


The funds collected from the sale of these OHV permits is used to build, maintain, and ensure the continued access to these trails for motorized and non-motorized users. A list of full size routes which hold a ‘trail’ designation in Colorado can be found in this brochure. However, it is always recommended to contact the local land management office with questions regarding any specific trail and any current closures or restrictions that may be in place.

Off-Highway Vehicle Permits
This $25.25 permit must be displayed on any full size vehicle
traveling these trails for recreational use even if that vehicle has a
currently registered license plate from Colorado or any other state/
province. Permits are valid from date of purchase to March 31st of
year displayed.
OHV Permits can be purchased in person at the following locations:
-Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Public Offices
-Off-Highway Vehicle / Powersports Dealerships
-Any vendor linked to the CPW - Total Licensing System

For more information regarding Colorado OHV permits or to
purchase online, please contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife - OHV
Registration Unit, or visit the website below:
http://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pages/RegistrationsOHV.aspx





The following is a list of m any of the most popular full size 4x4 routes in Colorado which are designated as trails on official use maps. A Colorado OHV Permit must be displayed on all licensed vehicles traveling these routes for recreation.
OHV Permit Sticker Placement:


 

BLM AREA

FOREST SERVICE AREA

 

 

 

 

1.

21 Road Jeep Trail (Hunter Canyon)

BLM Grand Jct. Field Office

2.

Basin 4WD Trail - #2603

GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD

3.

Big Creek Trail - #265 (+spurs)

GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD

4.

Billing’s Canyon Rock Crawl Route

BLM - Grand Jct. Field Office

5.

Bittle Loop Trail #269

GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD

6.

Boulder Canyon Rock Crawl Trail

BLM – Dry Creek Area - Montrose

7.

Brush Creek Jeep Trail - #9738

GMUG National Forest – Gunnison RD

8.

Cabin 4WD Trail - #2606

GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD

9.

Cactus Ridge Trail

BLM – Dry Creek Rec. Area – Montrose Field Office

10.

Calamity Canyon Rock Crawl Trail

BLM – Dry Creek Rec. Area - Montrose

11.

Carnage Canyon Rock Crawl Route

BLM/USFS/CPW – Buena Vista/Salida

12.

Castle Rock Jeep Trail #881 (+spurs)

GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD

13.

Coal Creek Mesa Trail #711 (+spurs)

GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD

14.

Corral Gulch Trail #2658

GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD

15.

Death Row Rock Crawl Trail

BLM – Dry Creek Area - Montrose

16.

Deplar Park Jeep Trail #9769

GMUG – Gunnison National Forest

17.

Die Trying Rock Crawl Trail

BLM – Dry Creek Area - Montrose

18.

Flattop Jeep Trail #9863 (+spurs)

GMUG - Gunnison National Forest

19.

Freedom Rock Crawl Trail

BLM Royal Gorge Field Office – near Penrose

20.

Full size trails #265 & 701 (seasonally)

GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD

21.

Gunsight Pass Trail #9585

GMUG – Gunnison National Forest

22.

Hancock Pass Jeep Trail #9266

GMUG – Gunnison National Forest

23.

Independence Rock Crawl Trail

BLM Royal Gorge Field Office – near Penrose

24.

Italian Pass Jeep Trail #9642

GMUG – Gunnison National Forest

25.

Jenny Creek 4WD Trail #808.1

Boulder RD – Roosevelt National Forest

26.

La Fair Trail #2668

GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD

27.

La Plata Canyon Full size trails #791-798

San Juan National Forest – Columbine RD

28.

Land’s End Trail #897

GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD

29.

Liberty Rock Crawl Trail

BLM Royal Gorge Field Office – near Penrose

30.

Lime Ridge Jeep Trail #9624

GMUG - Gunnison National Forest

31.

Little Coal Creek Jeep Trail #883

GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD

32.

Little Bear Lake Trail #2660

GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD

33.

Lone Cabin Jeep Trail #876

GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD

34.

McDonald Mesa Jeep Trail #8891.B

GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD

35.

Middle-Middle Rock Crawl Route

BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office – near Gypsum

36.

Mud Holes Trail #2670

GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD

37.

Mud Springs Rock Crawl Routes/ Area

BLM Tres Rios Field Office – near Cortez

38.

Napolean Pass Jeep Trail #9540 (+spurs)

GMUG – Gunnison National Forest

39.

Needle Rock Jeep Trails #712.1B&.1C & 881

GMUG – Paonia RD

40.

North Bench Trail #2633

GMUG National Forest – Grand Valley RD

41.

Old Tin Cup Pass Jeep Trail #9267.3D

GMUG – Gunnison National Forest

42.

Patriot Rock Crawl Trail

BLM Royal Gorge Field Office – near Penrose

43.

Rangely Rock Crawl Park (all trails)

BLM White River Field Office – Rangely, CO

44.

Raven Mesa Trail #711

GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD

45.

Red Canyon Trail #5118

GMUG National Forest – Norwood RD

46.

Schoneman Ditch Camp Jeep Trail #8703.3A

GMUG – Paonia RD

47.

Scratch and Dent Rock Crawl Trail

BLM – Dry Creek Rec. Area – Montrose Field Office

48.

Sidewinder Jeep Trail

BLM – Kremmling Field Office

49.

Sims Mesa Trail #6115

GMUG National Forest – Ouray RD

50.

Spur Jeep Trail #6544.3B

GMUG National Forest – Ouray RD

51.

Sun Creek Jeep Trail #9637

GMUG – Gunnison National Forest

52.

Ten Falls Rock Crawl Route #8483

BLM CO River Valley FO – near Gypsum

53.

Throughline Jeep Trail #8864

GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD

54.

Tierod Bender Rock Crawl Route

BLM CO River Valley FO – near Gypsum

55.

Todd Reservoir Jeep Trail #8891

GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD

56.

Tomichi Pass Jeep Trail #9888

GMUG – Gunnison National Forest

57.

Topless Rock Crawl Trail

BLM – Dry Creek Rec. Area – Montrose Field Office

58.

Union Canyon Trail #9631 (+spurs)

GMUG - Gunnison National Forest

59.

Upper-Middle Rock Crawl Route #8469

BLM CO River Valley FO – near Gypsum

60.

Virginia Creek Jeep Trail #814 (+spurs)

GMUG National Forest – Paonia RD

 

 

Disclaimer: This is a list of the most popular full-size 4WD routes in Colorado which require an OHV Permit on plated vehicles used for recreational travel. Routes on this list are subject to change. Please refer to the most current, official travel maps available for each area. This route list is provided as current information at time of print. In addition to full size trails, OHV Open Areas exist in Colorado and may have additional vehicle width/type and permit requirements













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