Like to see the backcountry on an ATV, or other types of 4x4 off-road vehicle? We have just the ticket, with certified guides providing tours covering varied and challenging terrain, from the Arkansas Valley floor to trails that hit 9,100 feet above sea level elevations.
With 11 National Forests and 8.3 million acres of public land (BLM) there is plenty of space to explore via ATV. Please keep in mind that these public forests and lands do have rules. It's best to read up on how to use these lands before jumping in. The US Forst Service rules are different than BLM rules. Please educate yourself about both.
Ouray Colorado is a favorite off-road destination and features 100s of miles of historical mining roads. This town has a vibrant community of ATV, Jeep, and 4x4 enthusiasts. Bring your own vehicle or sign up for an off-road tour. Guided tours, especially for newbies, is the best way to go, as these routes require skilled off-road drivers. When in Ouray, check out the variety of natural hot springs this area is renowned for.
The Royal Gorge region has miles and miles of off-road trails too. Colorado Jeep Tours has an excellent fleet of Jeeps to show you around in. There are many guided ATV, Jeep, and off-road tour companies in the area to choose from, plus plenty of other attractions like the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. The Royal Gorge region is close to the front range and easily accessible from Colorado Springs or Pueblo.
BLM areas are amazing places for off-road exploration. Some of the largest acres of BLM are found in NW Colorado and on the western slope of Colorado. However, unlike Ouray or the Royal Gorge region, most of these western slope BLM areas don't have nearby guided off-road Tours companies or even quaint mountain towns to hang out in. For the most part, you are on your own when venturing off into these areas.