ATV / OTV Rules and Regulations

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Municipal Code 10.18 (Utility Type Vehicles)

Includes the following vehicles and regulations:

  • UTV width 40 to 70 inches, Four or more tires, Under 2200 lbs. and a steering wheel, side by side seating.
  • NEV Electric Golf Cart - Speed under 25 mph, four or more tires, unmodified from factory, side by side seating and a steering wheel.
  • PTV Gasoline Golf Cart or other - Speed under 25 mps, four or more tires, side by side seating and a steering wheel.

Requirements and Regulations

  • Colorado Model Traffic Code shall apply.
  • Operator must have a valid driver's license.
  • Cannot be operated on US Highway 40 or Colorado Highway 9 except to cross.
  • Vehicle will be registered according to Colorado law as a Tax Class C vehicle.
  • NEV will require a Colorado motor vehicle registration.
  • UTV and PTV will require an annual OHV registration or non-resident permit from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. (Available online or locally.)
  • Operator must have a specific destination or destinations and take the most direct route.
  • Must have a working horn.

Municipal Code 10.17 (Off-Highway Vehicles)

Includes the following vehicles and regulations: 

  • OHV Self-propelled vehicle on wheels or tracks designed for off-road recreation. This includes but is not limited to: ATVs and non DMV registered motorcylces and are not operated by a steering wheel. OHV does not include UTVs, NEVs and PTVs.

Requirements and Regulations

  • Colorado Model Traffic Code shall apply.
  • OHVs shall only be operated on Town Streets by use of the Off-Highway Designated Routes (see map) for the purpose to gain access to public land adjacent to the Town or for normal access to businesses and essential services on that route.
  • Operator will drive/ride on the furthest right portion of the street.
  • Operators ages 10 to 16 must be accompanied and immediately supervised by a valid licensed adult.
  • No one under age 10 will be allowed to operate an OHV on the streets.
  • Operators and riders under age 18 will wear a helmet and eye protection.