Colorado FULL SIZE OHV Permit trails list

Anchor_Mtn

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While this rule has been in place for more than a year, I have never found a complete list of all the trails the new "permit" is required on. Its good information to know since most people dont think you need a permit for a full size, licensed/plated vehicle.

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. Registrations are valid from April 1 through March 31 each year.

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

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Anchor_Mtn

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I think this “tax” is a bit BS so at least lie to me and tell me the money goes to opening more trails.
From everything I have read, the OHV registration/permit money does go to opening and maintaining the OHV trails around the state. What percentage ACTUALLY goes into that and not Skimmers(Politicians), pockets, I cant say.

"Colorado residents registering a new vehicle, renewing a registration and non-residents seeking permits for out-of-state vehicles help fund trail maintenance and construction, trailheads, parking areas, trail signs, maps, and land acquisition. Off-highway recreation vehicles must be registered with Colorado State Parks’ Off-Highway Vehicle Program."
 
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Jinx

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So Jordan, Utah
So where I really like the trails of Colorado and have always met some cool people to wheel with there. How do I purchase said “permit”?
 

Pile of parts

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I wish you hadn't posted this. Ignorance HAD been bliss, until now... I hope to explore more of the Colorado trails soon. I'll just have to go with the belief that the money goes where it should. Which takes me right back to my blisfull, ignorant state of mind.
 

Jinx

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So Jordan, Utah
Re-reading this and I am pretty sure I had it right the first time.

But where my scrambler is registered as vehicle/Jeep and not a OHV. Does this BS apply to me?

And how is such BS supposed to be communicated to other non-OHVs? Especially since there is not a published list of trails where this BS relates...
 

Anchor_Mtn

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Re-reading this and I am pretty sure I had it right the first time.

But where my scrambler is registered as vehicle/Jeep and not a OHV. Does this BS apply to me?

And how is such BS supposed to be communicated to other non-OHVs? Especially since there is not a published list of trails where this BS relates...
It applies to you if you have a street licensed/plated vehicle you will take on ANY of the trails listed above. Since the license plate only applied to "roads" and these are now identified as "trails" and therefore require the permit.

All OHVs (ATV, SxS, Motos) are already required to be registered AND have the permit to ride the roads and trails in CO. Since you have a plate you are already good to go on roads but you need a permit to ride the "full-width OHV trails". I have been on several of these trails in the last year and have never seen any signage saying that a street legal rig is required to have a Permit. I got this trail list from STAY THE TRAIL(link in first post) and trust that its correct.
 

Anchor_Mtn

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I wish you hadn't posted this. Ignorance HAD been bliss, until now... I hope to explore more of the Colorado trails soon. I'll just have to go with the belief that the money goes where it should. Which takes me right back to my blisfull, ignorant state of mind.
I have never seen a sign posted that said you need a permit at any of the trails listed that Ive been to. Unfortuantely ignorance of the law isnt a pardon from the law and all it will take is one LEO/Ranger/FS employee having a bad day to really ruin your weekend. $25.25 is cheap insurance to be able to ride some awesome trails in peace. Hopefully it goes where they say and its a win/win.
 

Anchor_Mtn

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On Full-size OHV trails listed above:


^^^Needs a Permit^^^


^^Needs to be registered AND Needs a Permit^^
 

Pile of parts

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I have never seen a sign posted that said you need a permit at any of the trails listed that Ive been to. Unfortuantely ignorance of the law isnt a pardon from the law and all it will take is one LEO/Ranger/FS employee having a bad day to really ruin your weekend. $25.25 is cheap insurance to be able to ride some awesome trails in peace. Hopefully it goes where they say and its a win/win.
Agreed! It is cheap insurance and I will make sure I purchase a permit for future trips. Thank you for informing us of this. I surprised I have never seen or heard about it.
 
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