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pschubs17 03-19-2012 08:17 PM

Co. trail laws???
 
I just moved here from North Dakota and I have a couple of questions

If I'm going to use these trails do I need some kind of a use permit? Where I'm from we needed permits for everything.
Are there trail signs telling me where I can and cant go?
Are the trails patrolled by law enforcement?
Basically what are the rules of the trails around here. I know to be respectful of the trails and to stay on them and things like dont throw your pop bottle out the window. Can you stop anywhere and camp for the night or are there only designated areas to do so...how about having a campfire if it's in a safe place?

Colo-TJ 03-19-2012 08:25 PM

Stay The Trail Colorado - Home

http://www.parks.state.co.us/OHVsand...ogramHome.aspx

these links are very usefull for you and will answer most of your questions.
The trails out here are marked for trail use MOST of the time.
a permit as of right now is not enforced on liscenced vehicles ...however it is a gray area and could be a ticket in the future. I plan to go ahead and get one at the end of the month. 25.25 at the forest service.they are good from march31 to april1
Consider getting a 2012 OHV sticker for your vehicle. There is differing opinions on whether full size vehicles need these to drive on the 4WD roads. Here is the definition;
(3) "Off-highway vehicle" means any self-propelled vehicle which is designed to travel on wheels or tracks in contact with the ground, which is designed primarily for use off of the public highways, and which is generally and commonly used to transport persons for recreational purposes.


And yes they are patrolled at times.

Justin04Lj 03-19-2012 08:45 PM

I have seen roads that say state tags required. Not sure if it's really enforced

BrianTG 03-19-2012 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Colo-TJ (Post 2158009)
Stay The Trail Colorado - Home

OHV Program Home | Colorado State Parks

these links are very usefull for you and will answer most of your questions.
The trails out here are marked for trail use MOST of the time.
a permit as of right now is not enforced on liscenced vehicles ...however it is a gray area and could be a ticket in the future. I plan to go ahead and get one at the end of the month. 25.25 at the forest service.they are good from march31 to april1
Consider getting a 2012 OHV sticker for your vehicle. There is differing opinions on whether full size vehicles need these to drive on the 4WD roads. Here is the definition;
(3) "Off-highway vehicle" means any self-propelled vehicle which is designed to travel on wheels or tracks in contact with the ground, which is designed primarily for use off of the public highways, and which is generally and commonly used to transport persons for recreational purposes.


And yes they are patrolled at times.

Good for one day eh? Awesome deal! :rofl::rofl::rolleyes:

Colo-TJ 03-19-2012 09:14 PM

yeah I guess i put that backasswards....

BrianTG 03-19-2012 09:15 PM

:thumb:

Oldguy 03-19-2012 11:56 PM

Trails that do not allow OHV's require a state license plate. There is talk of requiring a sticker for 4WD vehicles but it hasn't gone through yet, at least as far as I know. You'll see enforcement for trails that allow OHV's but that's about it. Definitely check with the forest service to keep up to date.

pschubs17 03-20-2012 08:50 AM

This is confusing....I think ill just get a sticker just in case
I'm kind of curious about the law enforcement too. I don't think there is going to be much speeding on the trails so what exactly are they looking for? Just making sure everyone is being safe and respectful I suppose.

Justin04Lj 03-20-2012 09:02 AM

Well lots of people like to go to shoot their guns out in the wilderness. The law enforcement is out there making sure people are being safe about it.

Colo-TJ 03-20-2012 09:12 AM

you will not see a regular cop very often.. usually it will be a forrest Ranger or DOW ranger. but make no mistake they are Law Enforcment.

Justin04Lj 03-20-2012 09:16 AM

On mt.herman road and old stage road I have seen many regular police men. Only because the kids love to use them as race tracks.

pschubs17 03-20-2012 09:56 AM

Well im not worried about anything i do...i just hope they arent out there all the time stopping people and making a good time miserable

Justin04Lj 03-20-2012 10:05 AM

Not at all. The law enforcement in the wilderness is very friendly.

Colo-TJ 03-20-2012 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Justin04Lj (Post 2160055)
Not at all. The law enforcement in the wilderness is very friendly.

Very True!!!! Most of the time they'll just give you a wave and a hello.

Justin04Lj 03-20-2012 11:47 AM

Got a free map from the forest service on Sunday. Forest service is awesome.

topher38 03-21-2012 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Justin04Lj
Not at all. The law enforcement in the wilderness is very friendly.

I'm glad I got out of a 500 federal ticket because of it...


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