Off Highway Vehicles

As part of a two-year, seasonal pilot program based on a special use permit with CDOT, OHVs are allowed on Hwy 149 between County Road 30 and Oceanwave Drive at the north end of Lake City from May 1 to September 30, 2020. OHVs are not permitted to travel on the highway outside of this permitted section. OHVs are not allowed to travel on the shoulder of the highway, but can cross the highway to access town and county roads. This ruling applies to all OHVs, including vehicles licensed in other states.

OHVs are allowed on Hinsdale County roads and Town of Lake City streets with operator and equipment restrictions and requirements in place. Please contact the Hinsdale County Sheriff’s office at 970-944-2291 for up-to-date rules and regulations, or go to Hinsdale County Sheriff for updated regulation or OHV ordinance information.

OHV operators driving Hinsdale County and Lake City roads and streets must have a valid Driver's License or Operator's Permit and must carry standard motor vehicle liability insurance (Colorado standards 25/50K). All operators must have a Colorado State Parks sticker. All operators must observe county and town speed limits (maximum 15 mph on Lake City streets – lower if posted) and all traffic laws. All OHVs are required to stay on designated roads and must observe all road restrictions. For personal safety and the safety of others, please exercise common road courtesy and mountain-driving common sense.