Originally Posted by Badjuju
In another thread on the ADV forum, there is still an animated discussion as to whether a plated vehicle/bike needs to also have a CO ATV/off-road pass for 'certain' areas/trails. Anything else I need to buy before I head west?
There are many animated discussions about this both on and off the internet. The short version is: this has been in the rule books for many years, but the Forest Service has not enforced it until now.
What it means to you: if you want to ride a trail that is restricted to vehicles less than 50" (side-by-sides, quads, dirt bikes), you should have an OHV tag
. Tags are good through the end of March, so if you get one right now, be sure to request a 2013
tag. If your bike is plated and you will stick to jeep trails and roads, you don't need an OHV tag.
And, no, there aren't any other expenses or permits to worry about.