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Nowater OHV Trail System

Pronhorns in the Nowater OHV area.

Nowater OHV area information sign.

View of Worland from the Nowater OHV area.

In the Worland and Ten Sleep areas are nearly 160 miles of designated off-highway vehicle (OHV) routes providing access to public lands for recreational riding and destination travel. The routes traverse a variety of terrain and road conditions in view of the scenic Bighorn, Owl Creek, Absaroka, Beartooth and Pryor Mountain ranges.  These routes link three Wyoming towns - Worland, Ten Sleep and Manderson - so why not make a day of it?

Interpretive information, rider safety tips and Tread Lightly! advice are provided at kiosks.

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The OHV route system is designed for multiple uses. Parts of the system traverse active oil and gas fields. Associated with these fields are increased vehicle traffic, and  structures such as pipelines, storage tanks and valves. Be prepared to encounter commercial vehicle traffic, and STAY AWAY from structures! BE ALERT!

Routes vary from high standard gravel to non-maintained two track roads.  

Weather conditions can change dramatically within hours. Wet weather conditions can be especially hazardous due to the soil types found along OHV routes. Be informed of local weather forecasts and be prepared for changing weather. 

Know where you are at all times in case of accident or breakdown.


Off Highway Vehicle use is limited to existing roads. (see the OHV route map)

Off-highway vehicles and their use must comply with state laws relating to registration, operation and inspection. Visit the WyoTrails site for current state OHV laws and regulations.

No person shall operate an OHV on public lands:

  • in a reckless, careless, or negligent manner
  • at excessive speeds which endanger others
  • while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or drugs
  • in a manner causing undue damage to or disturbance of soil, vegetation, wildlife,
    livestock, cultural resources, or other authorized land users
  • without lighted headlights and taillights during the period from a half-hour after
    sunset to a half-hour before sunrise
  • without a muffling device to prevent excessive noise.

Drivers of OHVs will yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and horseback riders.

Top Ten OHV Rules

Tread Lightly!  &  Leave No Trace