Adventure Biking

The Pikes Peak area abounds with opportunities for Adventure motorcyclists. Whether traveling for a day trip, a cross country trip or an Around the World adventure, there are boundless roads to explore and experience. Opportunities include endless miles of dirt roads through the Foothills and Rocky Mountains or paved roads to the likes of the top of Pikes Peak. Adventure routes can connect riders north to south, east to west or just about anywhere in between. Networks of USFS roads and/or rural County roads provide a plethora of routes and opportunities.

Before You Get Started

All motorcycles must have a USFS approved spark arrestor. All motorcycles must meet the State of Colorado OHV Sound Law, which can not exceed 96 dB. All motorcycles that display a valid Colorado or out-of-state license plate must also display a current Colorado OHV use permit when operated on designated OHV trails in Colorado. The current registration or Permit fee is $25.25 and is valid April 1 through March 31. OHV registration permits can be purchased at Colorado Parks and Wildlife Service Centers or online.

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Helmets: Although helmets are proven to save lives, riders age 18 and over are not required to wear helmets in Colorado. However, if the motorcycle operator or passengers are under age 18, they must wear DOT-approved helmets.

Where to Go

Featured Places


Near Woodland Park     |     4.5 Miles     |     Easy     |     9,242 Feet FS Road 346, Hotel Gulch, is located within the Pike National Forest approximately 25 miles northwest of Colorado Springs and nine miles north of Woodland Park. The Pike National Forest contains hundreds of trails which provide a broad spectrum of outdoor recreational opportunities. This […]

Mount Herman Road, Monument, CO

Near Monument     |     11 Miles     |     Easy     |     9,150 Feet Mount Herman Road is an excellent way to get up to Rampart Range Road from the I-25 corridor. There are awesome views of the valley and beyond to Monument on the way up the winding dirt trail. Be sure to check out some of the […]


Near Canyon City     |     25 Miles     |     Easy     |     9,743 Feet Phantom Canyon Road is an old railroad grade dating back to 1894. It once connected the gold-mining towns of Cripple Creek and Victor (Teller County) to Florence (Fremont County). It is arguably the most scenic part of the Gold Belt Scenic Byway. Ghosts from […]
The Rampart Range Recreation Area provides a unique setting for off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts to enjoy a variety of riding experiences. From intermediate to expert riders, ATV or motorcycle, the Rampart has something for everyone. Please make sure you are prepared and ride within your abilities. Changing conditions, natural hazards, as well as oncoming traffic […]

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Web Resources


Popular local areas for motorized trails

Rampart Range Road
Mount Herman Road
Hotel Gulch, USFS NFSR #346
Gold Camp Road
Phantom Canyon Road, Cripple Creek to Canon City
Shelf Road, Cripple Creek to Canon City