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Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV, ATV, ORV)

In Montana, off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts have many opportunities to enjoy riding in selected areas adapted to the rider’s skill level. To learn more about off-highway vehicle riding trails in a specific area, contact the local public land agency to obtain a map that shows legally designated routes.

OHV Associations


Photo of three off road vehicles traveling along a dirt road
  • Montana 4X4 Association —This organization of 4X4 enthusiasts from across the state gathers to ride, share photos, and swap stories.
  • Montana Trail Vehicle Riders Association —This statewide organization of OHV recreationists strives to protect and ensure future rights of OHV users, communicates statewide with members, develops a collaborative environment between users and decision makers, and educates OHV users about the impact they have on the land and how to limit negative effects.


  • National–Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council —This publicly supported education foundation was created to provide a wide variety of programs, materials, and information to clubs, organizations, individuals, and agencies to further a positive future for responsible OHV recreation.
  • United Four Wheel Drive Association —This international organization welcomes all kinds of 4X4 vehicle users together to share experiences through organized events like camping trips and weekend rallies.
  • Tread Lightly! —Tread Lightly! is a nonprofit organization focused on creating educational materials, courses, and volunteer opportunities to restore areas and provide recreationists with news on outdoor ethics and activities.
  • American Motorcyclists Association -This organization originated in 1924. If motorcycling is your passion, check out this site. They work to pursue, protect, and promote the interests of motorcycle enthusiasts.

OHV Publications

Cover photo from the Off Highway Vehicle Guide
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Guide to the Cooke City, MT Area
    (Off Highway Vehicle Guide 99 KB)—The Beartooth Alliance, an affiliate of the Northern Plains Resource Council, has compiled an OHV guide to the Daisy Pass and Lulu Pass area near Cooke City. The brochure includes a trail map along with safety and courtesy tips and regulations.