North Desert

North Desert

Season Dates: Year round

Fees: None

Site Overview: The North Desert is characterized by barren hills of mancos shale along the base of the Bookcliffs. The Grand Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area is located in the North Desert, consisting of 17-square miles of desert open for cross country travel. A designated shooting range is located off 27 ¼ road.

Brochures: None

Map: None

Directions: To Grand Valley OHV Area: From I-70, take the Horizon Drive exit.  From the off ramp, go northeast on Horizon Drive, heading towards the airport. Take a left on H Road (this is the last road before you drive into the airport).  Follow H Road around the curve to 27-1/4 Rd, turn right on to 27-1/4 Rd,  travel 1.5 miles, you will see the trails off to your right.   At this point, it is BLM property on both sides of 27-1/4 Rd; you will see several places suited for parking and offloading your OHVs. The shooting range is located farther down 27 ¼ Road and is outside of the Grand Valley OHV Area.

Contact Information: Grand Junction Field Office 970-244-3000


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