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Operating an ATV on a road or on a road's right-of-way is highly restricted and in most cases unlawful. There are a few exceptions; however, you should consider all highways (roads) and right-of-ways (ROW) closed to ATVs until you are sure operation is allowed.

  • ATVs may be operated on highways that are designated and posted as ATV routes.
  • ATVs may be operated on a highway to cross a bridge, culvert, or other obstruction after first stopping and yielding to motor vehicle traffic and pedestrians. ATVs may cross only if they can operate legally on both sides of the obstruction (i.e., a designated trail or private property with permission).
  • ATVs may operate in the right-of-way (ditchline) of county and state highways only if the right-of-way is an ATV trail or ATV route.
  • ATVs may be operated in the right-of-way (ditchline) of town roads with permission.
  • There is no residential access allowance that permits you to ride from your house or place of lodging to the nearest trail. You must trailer your ATV to an access point on the trail unless you live immediately adjacent to a trail or route and it borders your property.
ATV right-of-way