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There is no better place to experience the grandeur of the great outdoors while driving off-road. Boasting over 1.6 million acres of public lands, the Grand Valley is second to none when it comes to trail connectivity and a diverse range of trails suitable for most skill levels.

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Kick up dust on the high desert or explore the world’s largest flattop mountain on ATVS, side-by-sides, dirtbikes, Jeeps and 4x4s.

Grand Mesa National Forest

Rabbit Valley & Mcinnis Canyon

Cactus Park

Mount Garfield and the Little Book Cliffs

Grand Valley OHV

Bangs Canyon

Grand Mesa National Forest

North of the Grand Junction airport, the Grand Valley OHV Area has 17 square miles of desert terrain with rolling barren hills of mancos shale.

Mt. Garfield & the Little Book Cliffs

Located just north of Grand Junction is Mt. Garfield and the Little Book Cliffs that promise to captivate all members of your group. This expansive high desert terrain caters to a wide range of skill levels, offering everything from gentle rollers to challenging sandy wash crevasses. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping adventure or simply want to ease into off-road riding, these trails offer an unforgettable experience. Explore this extensive network and discover some of the most awe-inspiring views in the Grand Valley.

Bangs Canyon

South of Grand Junction, the Bangs Canyon Trailhead within the Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area offers entry to a multitude of OHV trails of varying width as well as rock crawling for more experienced drivers. Among these trails are the Billings Canyon Jeep Trail and the Tabeguache Trail. The routes accessible from the trailhead provide access to beautiful, rugged canyons and expansive slickrock.

Grand Valley OHV Recreation Area (27 and ¼ Rd - GJ)

To the north of the Grand Junction airport lies the Grand Valley OHV Area, boasting 17 square miles of desert landscape characterized by undulating, barren hills made of mancos shale.

Cactus Park and the Uncompahgre National Forest

The trails in the Cactus Park area are tailor-made for those who wish to savor the beauty of the Western Slope at a leisurely pace. Nestled within the Uncompahgre National Forest, these mountain trails feature narrow, rocky paths interspersed with smooth, sandy stretches. While traversing these trails remains an exhilarating experience, it’s essential to maintain a steady speed for safety. Exploring these trails rewards you with expansive views of Dominguez Canyon and the Uncompahgre National Forest that are nothing short of spectacular.

Rabbit Valley and McInnis Canyon

For those seeking an adrenaline-fueled adventure off the beaten path in Western Colorado, Rabbit Valley is the ultimate destination. Situated near the border of Colorado and Utah, this expansive off-highway vehicle (OHV) area boasts miles of desert trails meandering through striking sandstone formations. The trail network offers a mix of sandy expanses, steep rocky cliffs, and awe-inspiring canyons overlooking the majestic Colorado River.

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Know Before You Go

It’s important to make sure you comply with local laws and regulations when off-roading in Colorado. You can check out Colorado’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program to make sure you’re fully up to speed with all the latest rules and ensure you don’t run into legal problems.

Ride only on designated roads and trails

Respect closed areas and private property

Do not cut switchbacks or take shortcuts

Stay on the right side of the trail

Remember, areas signed as "wilderness" are closed to all mechanized vehicles

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