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Offroad Travel


There are hundreds of miles of designated roads and trails open to OHVs (off-highway vehicles) on the BTNF.

OHV recreation must occur on designated routes only. All roads and trails are designed for the class of vehicle and the season of use. There are no “open” areas for OHV recreation on the Jackson or Blackrock Ranger Districts. Motorized vehicles are restricted to designated routes to prevent resource damage, wildlife disturbance, and conflicts between motorized and non-motorized visitors, particularly during the fall hunting season. The Motor Vehicle Use Map is updated and printed annually and shows the motorized route system available for each Ranger district of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Find the Motor Vehicles Use Map online, at the individual Ranger districts or from the BTNF Supervisor Office in Jackson.

Tread Lightly!

We support the message and efforts of Tread Lightly, a Utah-based nonprofit that promotes safe and responsible use of motorized and mechanized vehicles in the outdoors.

Its T.R.E.A.D. Principles are the gold standard in responsible OHV use:

Travel Responsibly on land by staying on designated roads and trails. Go over, not around, obstacles to avoid widening the trails. Cross streams only at designated fords. When possible, avoid wet, muddy trails. On water, stay on designated waterways and launch your watercraft in designated areas.

Respect the Rights of Others including private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers, and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed. Leave gates as you found them. Yield right of way to those passing you or going uphill. On water, respect anglers, swimmers, skiers, boaters, divers and those on or near shore.

Educate Yourself prior to your trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies. Plan for your trip, take recreation skills classes and know how to operate your equipment safely.

Avoid Sensitive Areas on land such as meadows, lake shores, wetlands, and streams. Always ride with caution any time water is present. Wet soils are more susceptible to damage. Riding along river and stream beds causes erosion and habitat destruction. Stay on designated routes. This protects wildlife habitats and sensitive soils from damage. Don’t disturb historical, archeological or paleontological sites. On water, avoid operating your watercraft in shallow waters or near shorelines at high speeds.

Do Your Part by modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species and repairing degraded areas. has a wealth of additional information about OHV use.

We acknowledge with respect that our facilities are situated on the aboriginal land of the Shoshone Bannock. Eastern Shoshone. Northern Arapaho. Crow. Assiniboine. Sioux. Gros Ventre. Nez Perce.

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