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Lefthand Canyon OHV Area

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Alt Names

Left Hand Canyon OHV Area, Lefthand Canyon, Roosevelt National Forest, Lefthand Creek, Carnage Canyon, Fairview Peak, Golden Age Hill, Parphyry Mountain, Fdr 286

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed  (due to flood damage)

Located in the Roosevelt National Forest, this popular offroad area offers some technical single track, challenging hillclimbs and several steep, rocky 4x4 trails with rewarding scenic mountain views. Camping is permitted but there are no services so come prepared. There are no fees to ride the area, however the Forest Service may change this in the near future.

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Nearest CityBoulder, CO
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From: Boulder, CO
1) Take US 36 north about 9 miles
2) Turn left (west) on Lefthand Canyon Drive
3) Continue about 3.5 miles
4) Turn right (north) on FDR 286
5) Proceed about .5 miles toward the staging area.


LandNational Forest


Prosfree, scenic views, primitive camping allowed
Consvery rocky
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesColorado OHV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)(1998/older limit 99 dB, 1998/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restriction
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.




Contact InfoRoosevelt National Forest - Boulder Ranger District
2140 Yarmouth Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 541-2500
Contact InfoColorado State Parks - Registration Unit
13787 South Highway 85
Littleton, CO 80125
(303) 791-1920
CommentColorado OHV Registration Info



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Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation6000 to 8000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has some shooting ranges or gunfire.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (S)Boulder Community Hospital (303) 440-2273
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Boulder
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Boulder
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Boulder
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (NE)Parrish Ranch RV Resort (303) 772-5118
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (E)Carter Lake (970) 679-4570
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NW)Peaceful Valley Campground (877) 444-6777
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SE)N. Boulder Market (303) 444-0215
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (SE)Boulder Reservoir Marina (303) 413-7200
Body of Water Water Body1-5 Miles (S)Lefthand Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SE)Boulder Reservoir Marina (303) 413-7200
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