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.
Idaho Trail Opportunities: Where to Ride: trails.idaho.gov and stayontrails | Idaho Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Guide | Register your OHV | Using Your OHV during hunting season | Practicing responsible riding
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.
Where to Ride at Big Willow OHV area (Southwest Idaho)