Four-Wheel Drive, Dirtbikes, and Side-by-Sides, perfect for any adventure.
Access points around Grand Junction offer over 480,000 acres of public lands that are open to off-highway vehicle (OHV) travel. Vehicle travel in these areas is permissible as long as it does not cause resource damage. Please look for restrictions on wildlife habitat and safety for all. Bangs Canyon and Rabbit Valley Recreation Area are just two examples of designated OHV areas in the Grand Junction area. Look to the Grand Mesa and North Fruita Desert towards the Bookcliffs for other options. There are actually too many trails to list, so we recommend planning your next trip with the Colorado OHV Opportunities Maps by Stay The Trail Colorado. They are free and very informational! They even offer downloadable pdf maps from the Grand Junction BLM Field Office.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is also a helpful resource when planning your off-road trip.
If you're looking for like-minded people, check out the Grand Valley's OHV Association. This group is full of people looking to hit the trails, and help preserve them. Check out on their YouTube video, This is Our Day, of the club riding and volunteering with the National Forest Service and BLM in the and around the Grand Valley.
Above all, safety is our top concern. Go out and have fun, but be prepared and stay safe so that you can return again and again to enjoy our trails and meandering dirt roads.
If these activities don’t float your boat, there are numerous other recreational options and things to do in the Grand Junction area. And with a variety of affordable lodging options, it’s an easy trip to plan. We hope to see you soon!
Check out the Grand Junction Adventure Guide.