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Big Bend OHV Track

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Arkansaw River, Arkansas River, Big Bend MX Track

Last Known StatusOpen

Located near the scenic Arkansas River near Salida, Colorado, this 53 acre park offers a natutal terrain motocross track that is about one mile long and a separate peewee track. The track is fast and narrow but can get very dry during summer months. The staging area has plenty of room for parking and a vault toilet. The track is open daily year-round but camping is not permitted.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CitySalida, CO
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From: Buena Vista, CO
1) Take US-285 south about 15 miles
2) Turn left (east) onto County Road 165, continue about 1 mile toward the staging area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrack
LandBLM

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesColorado OHV Sticker
Dates OpenDaily dawn to dusk
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 WidthYes (48 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 48 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
Bicycles
Hiking
Horseback
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibited
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingYes ($7.00)
EntryNo ($0.00 per vehicle)
RidingNo ($0.00)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoArkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
307 West Sackett Ave.
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-7289
ahra@state.co.us
cpw.state.co.us
Contact InfoBLM - Royal Gorge Field Office
3028 East Main Street
CaƱon City, CO 81212
(719) 269-8500
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoColorado State Parks - Registration Unit
13787 South Highway 85
Littleton, CO 80125
(303) 791-1920
dnr.ivrsparks@state.co.us
cpw.state.co.us
CommentColorado OHV Registration Info

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TERRAIN

Climate TypeUrban/man-made
Elevation7150 to 7200 ft.
Loose DirtThis track has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe track has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis track has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe track has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe track has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis track has little rocks.Little
TreesThe track has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis track has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe track has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis track has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis track has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe track has almost all berms.All
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis BLM land has no roads.None
ShadeThis BLM land has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis track has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis track has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis track has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis track has no expert terrain.None

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SE)Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (719) 530-2200
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Western Convenience Store (719) 539-6330
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Western Convenience Store (719) 539-6330
Potable Water WaterSalida, CO
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SW)Heart of the Rockies Campground (719) 539-4051
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Heart of the Rockies Campground (719) 539-4051
Primitive Camping CampgroundSalida, CO
Convenience Store Conv StoreSalida, CO
Swimming Swim AreaSalida, CO
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteArkansas River
Boating Launch Boat RampSalida, CO
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