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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.Steck Park
  • 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 | 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.


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