Register Your Snowmobile
Snowmobiles operated on public land or trails in Colorado must be
registered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Take an Avalanche Safety Course!
Be smart and safe on your snowmobile this winter. If you plan to snowmobile, CPW strongly recommends you take following steps to be prepared:
take an avalanche safety course, and
always carry shovels, probes and avalanche beacons—and know how to use them.
Monitor snow conditions:
especially after large snow falls,
big changes in temperature,
and big wind events. Monitoring is essential to evaluate the safety of slopes.
Be especially careful on steep slopes, above timberline, and when maneuvering through drainages.
To find an avalanche safety course, view the Colorado Parks and Wildlife calendar or search the Colorado Snowmobile Association (CSA) website.
General Snowmobile Program Information
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has managed the Snowmobile Program since its inception in 1977. This program has grown substantially over the years, due to of a successful partnership between CPW and the Colorado Snowmobile Association (CSA).
Funds collected from the Snowmobile Program support:
- The Snowmobile Safety Certification Program
- The Snowmobile Program operators
- The avalanche warning system.
The program funds also support patrol services, ensuring safe snowmobiling and registration compliance.
Attention Snowmobilers: Do Not Harass Moose
Moose are often seen on snowmobile trails. Moose are not frighted by vehicles. They will stand their ground and possibly charge.
Read more information about proper procedures for avoiding unwanted interaction with moose, and how to report wildlife harassment.
More Outdoor Recreation Information
Trails and Maps
Colorado’s Snowmobile Registration fees fund over 2,700 miles of groomed and marked winter trails fur use by all winter enthusiasts. The
Colorado Snowmobile Association's (CSA) Snowmobile Trails page provides detailed maps, grooming and trail status reports.
Find a Local Club
Colorado Snowmobile Association's (CSA) Local Club Finder page to find a club near you.
CAIC Avalanche Forecast Map
Before you head out, check the latest avalanche forecast!
Snowmobile Safety page for more information.