Four-Wheel Drive, Dirtbikes, Side-by-Sides and Snowmobiles, 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. Trails in OHV areas zig-zag back and forth across the landscape and as long as you're on the trail, you can go where ever you want. Bangs Canyon and Rabbit Valley Recreation Area are two popular OHV areas in the Grand Junction. The Grand Mesa and North Fruita Desert towards the Bookcliffs are also fun areas covered in trails. 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 Western Slope ATV 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 Junction area.
When it comes to winter off-roading, the Grand Mesa is a hub for all things snowmobile! Combine high-speed thrills with breathtaking vistas and you've got over 500-square-miles to explore. Because of its size, snowmobiling is arguably the best way to experience Grand Mesa’s expansive wintry landscape. An intricate network of snowmobile trails wind over and around the Grand Mesa, including the 120-mile-long Sunlight to Powderhorn Trail (SP Trail) stretching from Powderhorn Mountain Resort to Sunlight Ski Area near Glenwood Springs. Consider a guided tour or hourly rental from Mesa Lakes Lodge or Grand Mesa Lodge — both rustic cabin lodges can even accommodate sled heads overnight.
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
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 Official Grand Junction Visitor Guide.