DSRCC - Dual Sport Riding in Central Colorado - 11/19/19 version

Note on 11/11/17 - Unfortunately, I must tell you that all of the BLM web pages that were mentioned on this page, and on all the pages that this page referenced, are no longer valid, and have been removed herein. The BLM has completely reorganized their web presence, and all of their previous maps and other data are nowhere to be found. They may, at some future time, bring back the maps and data and put them into web pages that the public can see once again.

I removed the invalid links from this page and referenced pages, and put copies of the maps in a location that you can access. I finished this work on or about 11/19/19.

Now back to our program.

Here is a collection of web pages showing information about dual sport motorcycle riding in Central Colorado. Most of these show BLM motorized recreation areas; the remainder are non-BLM sites/loops of my own.

When I say 'dual sport', I'm primarily talking about off-highway riding on dirt roads, 4WD roads, ATV trails, and a few very easy single-track trails. Riding in most of these areas is easy to very easy. If I think an area is difficult, I will so note. Some areas are very small with few miles of routes, but often you can link several areas together to make up a day of riding, which is particularly true in the Canon City area. The lower elevation areas, especially around Canon City, can often be ridden in winter months because they get much less snow than the mountains.

If you stay within the BLM riding areas, you'll only need a Colorado State OHV sticker. If you ride public roads to travel between areas, you'll need a license plate and driver's license.

Web pages:
  show a clip of the area map,
  describe the area from a riders viewpoint,
  show a link to an area map,
  show a link to the BLM Seasonal Closures page (NEW),
  show directions to the area,
  show a link to a short YouTube video of some of the riding,
  show a few pictures.

The web pages have links to maps, but as a convenience, I have included map links here also. Click 'map' to view or right-click to save.

Ark Valley - Taylor Park Loop 8/15/14   map      
Bonanza OHV Tour 11/19/19   map
Coaldale 11/19/19   map
Colorado Springs to Lake City 9/3/11   map
Cotopaxi North 11/19/19   map
Crampton Mtn 11/19/19   map
Fourmile 11/19/19   map
Garden Park 11/19/19   map
Gold Belt Tour 11/19/19   map
Gold Camp/Old Stage Road 9/3/11   map
Grand Canyon Hills 11/19/19   map
Gulches Area 11/19/19   map
Herring Park Loop 11/19/19   map
Kerr Gulch 11/19/19   map
McCoy Gulch 11/19/19   map
Oil Well Flat 11/11/19   map
Penrose Commons 11/11/19   map
Red Canyon Park Loop 3/10/13   no map yet      
Redstone 8/29/06   no map yet
River Road 11/19/19   map1   map2
Road Gulch 11/19/19   map
Salida North 11/19/19   map
Salida South 11/19/19   map
Seep Springs 11/19/19   map
St Elmo Loop 4/1/13   map
Texas Creek 11/25/11   map
Wellsville to Howard (North) 11/18/19   map
Wellsville South 9/23/20   map

Recreation areas overview map;  click to view or right-click to save and print.

Target shooting is closed in certain areas: Target Shooting and closure maps
There is a designated area for target shooting in the Garden Park area.

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