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Rabbit Valley OHV Area

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Colorado River, Castle Rocks Campground, Knowles Canyon Overlook Campground, Stay in the Wash Trail, Parallel Trail, Tina's Hill Trail, D&J Trail, Al's Trail, Brian's Trail, Rim Trail, McInnis Canyon

Last Known StatusOpen

Located near the Colorado and Utah border, this large open area offers miles of desert trails that wind through sandstone formations. The terrain consists of dirt roads, steep and rocky single track and some steep drop offs.

There are three designated campgrounds however large RVs are discouraged from using Castle Rock or Knowles Canyon campgrounds due to rough and narrow main entrances. Vegetation is sparse and mainly consists of pinyon-juniper trees, sage and various scrub brush. Firewood is scarce so bring your own.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesColorado OHV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
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 UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
2 Cycle EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on the trail
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Approx Size25,825 acres (40 sq mi)
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation4600 to 5000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
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 little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has some single track trails.Some
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 few shaded areas.Few
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

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandBLM

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)Loma Country Store (970) 858-7095
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)Loma Country Store (970) 858-7095
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Highline Lake State Park Campground (970) 858-7208
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Monument RV Park (970) 858-4405
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Monument RV Park (970) 858-4405
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Loma Country Store (970) 858-7095

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityGrand Junction, CO
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From: Grand Junction, CO
1) Take I-70 west to exit 2
2) Turn left (south) onto Rabbit Valley Road, follow to OHV entrance.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Grand Junction Field Office
2815 H Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
(970) 244-3000
gjfo_webmail@blm.gov
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

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Rabbit Valley Trail Photo

Rabbit Valley OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 4/10/2016 (Thanks!)

Rabbit Valley Trail Photo

Rabbit Valley OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 4/10/2016 (Thanks!)

Rabbit Valley Trail Photo

Rabbit Valley OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 4/10/2016 (Thanks!)

Rabbit Valley Trail Photo

Rabbit Valley OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 4/10/2016 (Thanks!)

Rabbit Valley Trail Photo

Rabbit Valley OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 4/10/2016 (Thanks!)

Rabbit Valley Trail Photo

Rabbit Valley OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 4/10/2016 (Thanks!)

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