The main recreational planning emphasis for the Mud Springs area is for motorized trails and rock crawling opportunities, though there are also about 4 miles of non-motorized trails as well. The motorized trails are converted full sized vehicle routes which access three 'Open' OHV play areas. Two of these open areas are for rock crawlers (super modified 4-wheel drive vehicles), and one is for ATV/UTVs. For more inrfomation, please contact the Tres Rios Field Office.
Mud Springs is located about 6 miles SW of Cortez. To get there from Cortez, travel south on Highway 491 about 2 miles to McElmo Canyon/County Road G. Turn east at the light and drive 2.75 miles to County Road 21. Turn south. The Mud Springs parking lot/Trailhead will be on the west side of the road after approximately .75 miles.