Ride Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs)
Numerous opportunities for off-highway vehicle recreation exist on BLM managed lands in Idaho. Miles of trails and open areas await all types of OHV enthusiasts.
Tips for Safe and Responsible OHV Riding
- Don’t ride cross-country - Stay on established trails. Cross-country travel can increase soil erosion, ignite wildfire, spread noxious weeds and damage wildlife habitat.
- Always ride in control. Ride within your abilities and your machine's capabilities. Never attempt anything that is beyond your skill level.
- Always wear the appropriate safety gear. At a minimum, this should include a helmet, shatter resistant eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, and boots that cover the ankle.
- Only carry passengers if your OHV is specifically designed to do so. ATVs and off-road motorcycles are generally designed to carry only one rider. Carrying passengers can alter the balance of the machine, causing a loss of control.
- Riders under the age of 16 should be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
- Be prepared for an emergency. Always carry a tool kit and spare parts, a first aid kit, and survival equipment when you ride.
- Respect closed areas and private property. The future for OHV access is in your hands.
- Avoid wet areas and waterways. They are a vital resource for plants and animals.
- Don’t cut switchbacks. Taking shortcuts damages trails and causes erosion.
- Share the trails and make friends with other trail users. Stop or slow down and lower the noise and dust levels when approaching equestrians, hikers and others.
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OHV Travel Management Planning - The BLM encourages OHV recreation on designated or established systems of roads and trails. On this site, you can learn how the BLM manages off-highway vehicle use to provide opportunities for OHV recreation, while protecting important resource values and sustaining the overall health of public lands.