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Grizzly along the Denali Highway Rafting the Gulkana National Wild River Native woman drying salmon on racks ATV rider on trails near Glennallen Surveyor
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and Safety

Off-Highway Vehicles 

Picture of ATV and rider on trailMost of the BLM managed lands in Alaska are remote and have little or no road access. With the increasing use of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmachines, off-highway vehicles (OHVs) have opened up the Alaska backcountry. To protect resources and wetlands from damage, most areas limit OHV activities, so contact a local BLM office for information on where to ride.

Please respect private property rights when using 17b easements to cross Native owned lands.  Stay on the easements and remember that you can not hunt or fish on Native lands without permission.   For more information on 17b easements >>

Keep in mind that you are responsible for knowing, understanding, and complying with all OHV regulations. Please obey all signs regarding the management of public lands and routes.

When riding the trails, please follow a few simple guidelines:

  • Stay on the trail to reduce damage to the surrounding area and resources. 
  • Share the trail with other trail users by respecting other types of use and modes of travel, such as hikers and mountain bikers.
  • Respect private property by staying on the trail easement when crossing private lands.

Remember to wear a helmet! 

Related BLM Programs

For more information on OHVs, contact the nearest BLM Office

Anchorage Field Office | Glennallen Field Office

Arctic Field Office | Central Yukon Field Office | Eastern Interior Field Office