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Grand Valley OHV Area

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Other Names

Goverment Highland Canal, Walker Field Airport, H Road, H Rd, 27 1/4 Rd, 27 1/4 Road, Grand Junction Field Office

Last Known StatusOpen

This large, open area offers a wide variety of terrain that range from smooth double track to narrow and rugged singletrack with numerous hill climbs. The area is open year-round and all vehicle types are permitted.

There is no fee charged for camping or riding but no services are offered, so come prepared. Primitive camping is permitted but is not recommended since the area can be very noisy at times.

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Permit RequiredYesColorado OHV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoColorado Non-Resident OHV permit required.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust 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 WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo Restriction
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingPermitted
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic


Approx Size10,880 acres (17 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail25
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4800 to 5000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
RoadsThis BLM land has some roads.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Fewnorth and west sections allow shooting
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


AreaMotorized Trails


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Grand Junction
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Grand Junction
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)Grand Junction
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)RV Ranch at Grand Junction (800) 793-0041
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)RV Ranch at Grand Junction (800) 793-0041
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Siteprimitive camping
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Stop & Save (970) 243-6102




Prosfree, ride anywhere within OHV boundaries
Consno services, no shade
Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityGrand Junction, CO
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Grand Junction, CO
1) Take I-70 to Exit 31
2) At end of ramp turn north on Horizon Drive
3) Proceed about 1 mile
4) Turn left (west) on H Road
5) Continue about 1.25 miles
6) Turn right (north) on 27 1/4 Road
7) Proceed about 1.5 miles to the staging area.


Contact InfoBLM - Grand Junction Field Office
2815 H. Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 244-3000
Contact InfoColorado Parks And Wildlife - Registration Unit
13787 South Highway 85
Littleton, CO 80125
(303) 791-1920
CommentColorado OHV Registration Info


Grand Valley Trail Photo

Grand Valley OHV Area Trail

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Grand Valley Trail Photo

Grand Valley OHV Area Trail

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Grand Valley Trail Photo

Grand Valley OHV Area Trail

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Grand Valley Trail Photo

Grand Valley OHV Area Trail

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