Colorado Parks and Wildlife has managed the Snowmobile Program since its inception in 1977. Through a longstanding partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Snowmobile Association (CSA), this program has grown substantially over the years. It also funds the Snowmobile Safety Certification Program, the Snowmobile Program operators, helps support the avalanche warning system and provides for patrol services to ensure safe snowmobiling and registration compliance.
Since 1978, the program has allocated thousands of grant dollars to successful applicants to purchase new groomers, repair existing groomers, conduct trailhead improvements, construction of permanent groomer and maintenance facilities and for the purchase of signs and trail marking materials.
There is a multitude of
laws and statutes that help to form a guideline for the use of snowmobiles on lands that Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages.
Groomed trails are trails that are open to all winter sport enthusiasts, including snowmobile and non-motorized uses such as hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, winter fat tire bikes, dog sledding, etc.