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#5800423 - 06/22/15 02:11 PM Question about ATV in Colorado?
Chunky Monkey Offline
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Registered: 12/03/14
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I am having trouble locating information concerning regulations/requirements for using ATV's on public hunting land in Colorado.

Does anyone have access to that information?

Reason I ask is because a buddy informed me that there is a size requirement for the ATV.

I can't find anything on it though. Help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
CM
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#5800449 - 06/22/15 02:29 PM Re: Question about ATV in Colorado? [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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Registered: 12/05/06
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Loc: Saginaw, Tx
You probably need to look at the regulations for the particular park area, like BLM land, that you will be hunting on. Such as in the San Juan National Forest.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/sanjuan/recreation/ohv
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#5800453 - 06/22/15 02:32 PM Re: Question about ATV in Colorado? [Re: Chunky Monkey]
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43788
Loc: Kingwood
<50" off the top of my head to meet atv trail requirements. I'll see if I can find it in writing on the site though.

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#5800462 - 06/22/15 02:38 PM Re: Question about ATV in Colorado? [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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Loc: Saginaw, Tx
Vehicle Definitions
Off
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highway vehicle (OHV)
Any motor
vehicle designed for or capable of cross
-
country travel on or immediately over land, water, sand, snow, ice,
marsh, swampland, or other natural terrain. (36 Code of Federal Regulations 212.1). They do not have to be street legal
but
they
must
be registered in Colorado to ride on public lands
.
All
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Terrain Vehicle (
ATV )
A type of off
-
highway vehicle that travels on three or more low
-
pressure tires, has handle
-
bar steering, and is less than
or equal to 50 inches in width. Colorado does not a
llow or recognize ATVs as street legal.
Utility Vehicle (UTV or ROV)
A type of off
-
highway vehicle that travels on four or more low pressure tires, has a steering wheel, and is designed for
side by side seating. Most are greater than 50” wide, but some
models are less than 50”. Colorado does not allow or
recognize UTVs as street legal.
Motorcycle
A two
-
wheeled motor vehicle on which the two wheels are not side
-
by
-
side, but in line. Motorcycles can be street legal
or OHVs. Legally license plat
ed motorcycles still need to be registered as OHVs if they ride on designated
OHV trails.
Questions?
San Juan National Forest
Supervisors Office
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247
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4874
www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan
Columbine Ranger District
P.O. Box 439
367 Pearl Street
Bayfield, CO 81122
(970) 884
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2512
Pagosa Ranger District
P.O. Box 310
180 Pagosa Street
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264
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2268
Dolores Public Lands Office and
Tres Rios BLM Field Office
29211 Hwy 184
Dolores, CO
81323
(970) 882
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7296
Silverton BLM Office (summer)
P.O. Box 709
1246 Blair Street
Silverton, CO 81433
(970) 387
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5530
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#5800587 - 06/22/15 04:08 PM Re: Question about ATV in Colorado? [Re: Chunky Monkey]
BigPig Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9548
Loc: Forney, Tx
All we had to do was buy a permit. We rode in town, on park forest roads, dedicated trails, never had a problem from the local law. Just be sure to obey the speed limits, stop signs, and know your hand signals.

What ATV are you taking? There is work that needs to be done to them before making the trip
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#5800817 - 06/22/15 05:56 PM Re: Question about ATV in Colorado? [Re: Chunky Monkey]
Chunky Monkey Offline
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Registered: 12/03/14
Posts: 1150
I am going to be in unit 62. I still don't know what the rules are for that area.

I plan on purchasing an ATV this week or next so I am gathering the info I need before doing so.

Thanks for the help.
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#5801059 - 06/22/15 08:30 PM Re: Question about ATV in Colorado? [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23592
Loc: Wise County Texas
You will need the permit as BP said. Never heard of "size restrictions",. BTW all long guns have to be cased and empty as well.

Some areas are by foot or horseback only, no motorized vehicles and usually marked as such.
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#5802042 - 06/23/15 12:45 PM Re: Question about ATV in Colorado? [Re: Chunky Monkey]
jefeh Offline
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Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 620
Loc: Bailey, Colorado
http://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/OHVs.aspx

Here's a link. Parks and wildlife issues the OHV permits.

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