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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 303-297-1192.


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 OHV Registrations & Permits

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

 Agency Staff Contacts

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

Katya Karp
Grant Administrator
13787 S. Hwy. 85
Littleton, Colorado 80125
303.791.1957 X4149​

Josh Stoudt
Southwest Trails Coordinator
415 Turner Dr.
Durango, 81303​

Randy Engle
Northwest Trails Coordinator
711 Independent Ave.
Grand Junction, 81505
970.434.6862 x221

Tappan Brown
South​east Trails Coordinator
4255 Sinton Road
​Colorado Springs,CO 80907

Luke Svare
Northeast​ Trails Coordinator
6060 Broadway 
Denver, CO 80216

 Trail Etiquette and Safety

Before heading out on any OHV trail it is important to know the etiquet​​te and safety while r​​​iding an OHV. Follow these safety tips so you can enjoy your outdoors experience.​​

Know Before You Go

Closures of areas can change quickly (even daily or hourly) & your outdoor destination or access route may be affected. Prior to heading out, learn about closures and plan alternative routes.​ 

More information: Road Closures and Alerts​.​​​​

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 OHV registration fees through the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Fund. 

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