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Off-Highway Vehicles
Off-Highway Vehicles
OHV riding at AHRA

Off-highway vehicles must be registered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife​. Off-highway vehicles (OHVs) include motorcycles, dirt bikes​, three-wheelers, ATVs, and dune buggies that a​​re operated on public land or trails in Colorado.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​From the plains and foothills to the high peaks of Colorado, your off-highway vehicle is your ride to many beautiful, scenic, and historic destinations.

Before your adventure begins, familiarize yourself with Colorado’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program, and its related information and brochures on this Website, to ensure your safety and enjoyment as a responsible rider.

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.

Staff listed below are not in the Registration Unit and can not access the Vehicle Registration System. For registration questions, information and assistance you must call the Registration Unit at 303-791-1920.

 Sound Law

​What You Need To Know

To operate an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) in Colorado, the following sound limits must be met:

  • 99 dB(A) if manufactured before 1/1/1998

  • 96 dB(A() if manufactured after 1/1/1998

Still not sure? For more information, visit the sound law page.

 Agency Staff Contacts

Tom Metsa
OHV Program Manager
13787 S. Hwy. 85,
Littleton, Colorado 80125
303.791.1957 X4132

Jeannie MacMurtrie
Program Assistant
13787 S. Hwy. 85
Littleton, Colorado 80125
303.791.1957 X4149

Ryan Crabb
State Trails Coordinator
13787 S. Hwy. 85
Littleton, CO   80125
303.791.1957 x4129

Randy Engle
State Trails Coordinator
P.O. Box 700, 361 32 Road
Clifton, Colorado   81520
970.434.6862 x221

 Committee Meetings

Download ​a PDF version of 2015 ​State Trails Committee M​eeting Schedule​​.​​​​​​

 ​Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Registration

OHVs operated in Colorado need to be registered if you are a Colorado resident or permitted for nonresidents. For complete registration or permitting instructions, visit the OHV Registration page.

 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grant Program

OHV Grants are available for projects related to recreational use of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) on lands open to the public. OHVs include: trail motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and four-wheel drive vehicles. Funds are provided from off-highway vehicle registration fees through the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund. 

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