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Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program
Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program
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Registrations and Renewals

  • Any off-highway vehicles (OHVs) operated on public land or trails in Colorado​​​ must be registered.

  • Any boat with a motor or sail operated in Colorado on any public waters  must be registered

  • Any snowmobiles operated on public land or trails in Colorado must be registered.​​

For detailed registration information, see the OHVs, Boats, and Snowmobiles Registrations page​.


Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Award Program Brochure Cover 


Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Program Brochure​​​​


​​​​​​​​​​​​Colorado’s Off-highway Vehicle Program CPW’s OHV Program is statutorily created in sections 33-14.5-101 through 33-14.5-113, Colorado Revised Statutes. The program is funded through the sale o​f OHV registrations and use permits. 

The OHV Program provides registration and use permit services for all Colorado and out of state residents who wish to access designated OHV trails on Colorado's public lands.

Benefits of the OHV Registration Program
The Colorado OHV Registration Program user fees (over $4 million annually) fund trail maintenance, construction, trailheads, parking areas, support facilities, trail signs, ​maps, and education. It ​enables law enforcement personnel to identify and return stolen vehicles, encourages safe and responsible OHV use, and promotes respect for public lands.