The area offers outstanding jeep and OHV sightseeing opportunities on dirt roads. Primitive camping is allowed. The area is in juniper-pinon pine woodland with sagebrush and oak brush and oak brush at elevations from 6,000 to 8,000 feet.
Go north of Rifle on Highway 13 and turn right on Highway 325 to Rifle Gap Reservoir. Go through the Rifle Gap State Recreation Area east entrance and tell the attendant you are going to BLM land on Cedar Mountain; the attendant will waive the fee. The fee is required if you stop in the recreation area for using any of the facilities, including the restrooms and parking. Proceed into the park to the Sage Campground (north of boat ramp). Follow the road north through Sage Campground and drive north on the BLM access road 8042. Take the dirt road north into Cedar Mountain and explore the trails.