Did you know that America the Beautiful was written about the view from Pikes Peak in Colorado? If you’ve ever ridden through this colorful state, that fact shouldn’t surprise you. Colorado is full of picturesque mountains and breathtaking views, all of which look even better from the seat of an ATV or side-by-side.
Today we’re taking a look at some of the most popular UTV and ATV trails in the great state of Colorado. If rocks, cliffs, and drop-offs are your thing, you need to start packing your bags for your next ride trip ASAP. Whether you’re a casual rider or a seasoned pro, off-roading in Colorado is a must.
NOTE: Park details and prices reflect what was current as of April 2021.
So where to first? From national parks to “hidden gem” riding areas, you really can’t go wrong if you’re looking for adventure in Colorado.
And if you’re sticking around out west, be sure to check out some of these other must-see ride spots.
Did we miss anything? If you’ve got a favorite ride spot in Colorado that we didn’t include, tell us about it below! We’d love to hear your thoughts. And don’t forget to check back soon to see which state we’re covering next!
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Is there any spots that have campgrounds were you can take off on the trails from the campground ?
Hey Mark, Colorado can be pretty strict with their UTV access, and I’d hate to give you recommendations that lead you to getting ticketed. Your best bet would be to join a community of Colorado riders on Facebook to get advice from the folks that ride there all year round.
Here a couple we recommend:
And there are dispersed camping sites all around Colorado that you can camp right on the trails.
We are looking to ride in Mid-October and are curious as to which Colorado trails are available during this time-frame. And does Alpine Loop automatically shut at end of September or do they shutdown when the actual weather dictates?
We have Polaris RZR Pro XP 4.
Hey Angie, that’s a tough one to say definitively. Most trails should stay open through October if the weather’s clear. But trails and sections of trails close due to the avalanche risk at higher altitudes, so it’s always a good idea to call ahead and keep a couple backup plans in your back pocket. Stay the Trail Colorado (https://staythetrail.org/) and Colorado Trail Explorer (https://trails.colorado.gov/#activity=ohv_gt_50) both have great tips and recommendations from riders that are intimately familiar with ATV and UTV trails in the area. That should help you plan a better ride. Enjoy!