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Who wants to ride? Doesn’t matter where, Taylor Park, Alpine Loop, Western Slope, Front Range, Central.... I have freedom to go. Who is in mid to late July.
 

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Few more details Please,

How many days of riding?
Would you have to find your own lodging?
 

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Well I’d like to go 3-5 days. I’m guessing some camping/RV spots are required once there is interest.
 

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Well I'm interested. I would love to do a ride like this. Mid to late July, what days would you ride? M-F or weekend? I would have a 1 1/2 day trip to Colorado each way and would lean to at least 5 days of riding due to the travel time.
 

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Set some dates.....
 

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Ok let’s try July 26-30 M-F.

I think 2 areas are possible. Hit one hard for 3 days and shuttle to the next one. Depends on what you want to do.
 

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Ok, I'm in. I have inked in the July dates on.my calendar.
 
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I'm going to be on vacation up in the Black Hills of SD July 17-25, so I'm out. :confused:
 
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I'm intrigued!!!!!
 
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I just compleated and purchased my Nonresident Colorado OHV permit.......

The billing company that will appear on your credit card statement will read: RAO * CO PARKS & WILDLIFE DENVER, CO.
TOTAL:$25.25USD


I'm going!
 

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Funny thing is my son got invited to play for a Colorado travel team, a team mate of his played for when his father was stationed at the Air Force academy. Now he's stationed at West Point and the boys have become friends. Anywho this is one of the biggest lacrosse tournaments west of the Mississippi and I was bummed when I found out my son already had a tournament scheduled. Heck I was planning on hitting the trails and the tourney. But it looks like the light is lit once again!!
 
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Doing research online found this free app for my android phone cotrex downloaded it looks awesome, has every atv trail in the state of Colorado. Like most maps once its downloaded just uses the GPS function for pinpoint location. This was put together by the state of Colorado.
 

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Doing research online found this free app for my android phone cotrex downloaded it looks awesome, has every atv trail in the state of Colorado. Like most maps once its downloaded just uses the GPS function for pinpoint location. This was put together by the state of Colorado.
COTrex is truly a great website/app and it would be nice if more states adopted a similar system. You can actually map out your own trail path and then download the GPS tracks into a dedicated GPS as well. Just be aware when riding out here in CO, make sure and turn off your cell signal as your battery will quickly be depleted from constantly searching for signal. Most of the great places to ride do not have good cell service. Someone with a backup dedicated GPS is not a bad idea as it can be very easy to get lost if you're not prepared.

Another good place to check for trails and regulations is Stay The Trail | In Colorado, We Stay The Trail®
 

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COTrex is truly a great website/app and it would be nice if more states adopted a similar system. You can actually map out your own trail path and then download the GPS tracks into a dedicated GPS as well. Just be aware when riding out here in CO, make sure and turn off your cell signal as your battery will quickly be depleted from constantly searching for signal. Most of the great places to ride do not have good cell service. Someone with a backup dedicated GPS is not a bad idea as it can be very easy to get lost if you're not prepared.

Another good place to check for trails and regulations is Stay The Trail | In Colorado, We Stay The Trail®
Thank you, Great info. Yes I have been downloading the COTrex maps for use when no cell service. I do plug in my phone at all times and the battery stays at 100%

The phone I have is a SONIM xp8 Its a Fire/Police rugged phone Sonim XP8 > Sonim Technologies

I also run a Garmin GPS 176C, hard wired in for backup.

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Is a Colorado State Park Sticker required? I have already purchased the nonresident OHV sticker.
 

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Is a Colorado State Park Sticker required? I have already purchased the nonresident OHV sticker.
No. I believe you are good to go.
 

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Even just to park or camp?
 

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Is a Colorado State Park Sticker required? I have already purchased the nonresident OHV sticker.
If you are going to go into a state park, you will need either a day pass or an annual parks pass. Want to go into a national park? That's a different pass. Nothing is free here. They jab you every chance they get!
 

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Can that be purchased on day of visit at the park?
 

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The only state park I've actually visited, yes, I was able to purchase the pass for the daily visit by way of the honor system they have. If you are wondering if there are OHV trails within the state parks, I believe the answer is no and definitely no for something like a National Park, Rocky Mountain. So many OHV trails available that are not near state parks or National Parks that you'll want to plan appropriately if wanting to visit those organized parks. Trying to hit both 5 days of OHV riding and hit some state or national parks, you may want to plan for a few extra days outside of OHV riding because of the distance between some of the areas.
 
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