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Access to Public Lands  /   OHV Travel/Registration Info  /   Using Undeveloped Camp Sites


The Grand Junction Field Office (GJFO) has approximately 480,000 acres of public lands that are open to off-highway vehicle (OHV) travel.  Vehicle travel in these areas is permissable as long as it does not cause resource damage. Many areas and roads within the GJFO management area have certain travel restrictions.  These travel restrictions are based on the protection of resources on public lands, wildlife habitat and for the promotion of safety by all users.   All areas and roads with travel restrictions will be posted at their entry points.

Understanding Travel Designations

Below is an explanation of the types of travel restrictions you may encounter in your backcountry travels:
Closed - (no motorized travel allowed)
Limited - Designated roads and trails only (routes signed "open" for use only)
Limited - Existing roads and trails(well defined, pre-existing roads and trails)
Limited - Seasonal closure (an entire area or specific roads are seasonally closed)

 


North Fruita Desert  

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18 Road OHV Open Area 

This 400 acre parcel is part of the North Fruita Desert Special Recreation Management Area.  The Travel Management Plan was recently updated for this area through the 2004 North Fruita Desert Management Plan, with each existing route assigned a specific designation.  Signs at the beginning of each route will inform users of these designations.  Therefore, OHV use in this area is limited to designated roads and trails only (routes signed "open" for specific use).  The only excepetion to this rule is the 18 Road Open OHV Area.  Please respect these designations.


North Desert

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Grand Valley OHV Open Area

 

Consists of 17 square miles of desert badlands north of Grand Junction.   


Bangs Canyon

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Bangs Canyon Trailhead

Provides access to the Third Flats ATV trail system, and rock crawling on the Billings Canyon Jeep Trail.  The Travel Management Plan was updated for this area through the 1999 Bangs Canyon Management Plan, with each existing route assigned a specific designation.  Signs at the beginning of each route will inform users of these designations.  Therefore, OHV use in this area is limited to designated roads and trails only (routes signed "open" for specific use).  Please respect these designations.

 


 

 

 Motorbiking in the North Fruita Desert

North Fruita Desert 

 

 Grand Valley OHV Open Area

Grand Valley OHV Open Area  

 

 Billings Canyon Jeep Trail

Bangs Canyon Trailhead/Billings Canyon Jeep Trail


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