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OHV Safety and Equipment
OHV Safety and Equipment

​​​​​​​​While on the trail in Colorado, follow these safety tips for a safe and enjoyable experience:

Make Sure Your OHV Meets State Requirements

​OHVs operated between sunset and sunrise must have at least one working headlight and one red tail light.

Operable brakes, a muffler and a U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrester are required.

Plan Ahead

Colorado has a variety of terrain and climates and the weather can change rapidly. Carry an emergency repair kit, food, water, warm clothing, an area map and guide, protective gear, a flashlight and sunscreen.

Know What to Wear for Your Sport

Helmets, gloves, boots, goggles and protective clothing including long pants, will keep you comfortable and help prevent serious injuries.

Know Your Vehicle

Keep it in good condition and read the owner's manual.

Travel Smart

Travel with other people. Let someone know where you're going and when you expect to return.

​For safety and training information, contact the Safety Vehicle Institute of America ATV Safety Institute.

Know Your Trail Signs! 

View the most co​mm​on trail signs​.