Operating on Public Lands
Most riding areas and trails in Montana are on federal public land.
- Operators should contact the appropriate agency for the area where they plan to ride. In general, state lands are not open to OHV use.
- Riding on public lands is a privilege. To protect this privilege:
- Stay on designated roads and trails or in permitted areas. To find trails that are open for OHV use, check with dealerships, local OHV clubs, and websites.
- Avoid sensitive areas unless you are operating on a designated route.
- Ride in the middle of the trail to avoid widening it.
- Respect all seasonal and permanent trail closures.
Operating on Private Lands
You may operate on private lands if you have permission from the landowner.