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Businesses listed may offer ATV rentals and/or tours on site or within a short distance.

ATVing Information:

RULES AND COMMON COURTESY ON THE ROAD OR TRAIL

  • RIDE ONLY WHERE PERMITTED; stay on the trail or road. Don't make your own short cuts, switchbacks or trails.
  • IF YOU ENCOUNTER A GATE ON PUBLIC LAND, leave it as you found it unless posted otherwise.
  • RESPECT PRIVATE LAND. Ask permission first, landowners may allow you to cross their land.
  • KEEP THE NOISE AND DUST DOWN. Others will appreciate it
  • YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY TO BIKES, HORSES AND HIKERS. Move to the edge of the road or trail and stop. If possible, shut the engine off. Be courteous and helpful.
  • IF YOU BROUGHT IT IN, BRING IT BACK OUT. Don't litter on the trail. Do more than your share. Bring plenty of garbage bags; don't leave anything behind.
  • YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY for drivers on the uphill grade or overtaking you.
  • DON'T BE A TRAIL HOG. Respect others, regardless of their means of transportation, everyone deserves to enjoy the outdoors.

SAFETY ON THE TRAIL

  • KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS.
  • A MULTPLE USE ROAD OR TRAIL IS NOT A RACECOURSE. Aside from the potential for creating environmental damage, reckless driving endangers you and others sharing the road or trail.
  • DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!
  • DON'T EXTEND DAYLIGHT HOURS. Plan your riding schedule to allow being back at the base, campsite or designated meeting place at a predetermined hour.
  • MAINTAIN A REASONABLE DISTANCE BETWEEN RIDERS. Tailgating cuts down on reaction time and can lead to collisions and injuries.
  • RIDE WITH A PARTNER. Riding solo can leave you vulnerable in case of mechanical problems, and accident or illness.
  • Always wear a helmet, eye protection, long-sleeved shirt, sturdy pants, over-the-ankle boots and gloves.
  • BE CERTAIN EACH RIDER IN YOUR PARTY HAS A MAP AND KNOWS WHERE THE GROUP IS HEADED. Select predetermined rest stops and designate meeting places in case you become separated.
  • BE PREPARED IN CASE YOU HAVE A BREAKDOWN AND HAVE TO SPEND THE NIGHT.
  • AVOID RUNNING YOUR ATV COMPLETELY OUT OF GAS.
  • BE SURE YOU KNOW THE LOCATION AND OPERATION OF ALL THE CONTROLS. Learn how to find and use the controls without looking down at them. Control locations vary from model to model so be sure to take time to familiarize yourself with its controls.
  • PACE YOURSELF. ATV riding is physically demanding and can be compounded by high altitude, heat or cold. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Know your limitations and keep your body "fueled-up" at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • IF YOUR VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH A HEADLIGHT, riding with it ON at all times allows other trail users to see you sooner.

KEEP COLORADO ATVING BEAUTIFUL

  • ALWAYS STAY ON DESIGNATED ROADS AND TRAILS or other areas open for use.
  • SENSITIVE WILDLIFE HABITAT (e.g. wetlands, streams, meadows, fields) should be avoided. Crashing through undergrowth, or across meadows can destroy nesting sites and other sensitive habitat. Stay on designated trails and roads.
  • RIDE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRAIL TO MINIMIZE WIDENING IT.
  • AVOID SIDESLIPPING, which can start a rut, ultimately leading to erosion.
  • CROSS STREAMS AT FORDING POINTS ONLY. Driving up and down a streambed disturbs fish and other aquatic habitats and can damage your vehicle.
Courtesy of The Tread Lightly! Guide

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