Operating an ATV/UTV or limited-use OHM 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/UTVs and limited-use OHMs until you are sure operation is allowed.
- ATVs/UTVs and limited-use OHMs may be operated on highways that are designated and posted as ATV/UTV or limited-use OHM routes.
- ATVs/UTVs and limited-use OHMs 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/UTVs and limited-use OHMs 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/UTVs and limited-use OHMs may operate in the right-of-way (ditchline) of county and state highways only if the right-of-way is an ATV/UTV trail or ATV route.
- ATVs/UTVs and limited-use OHMs 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/UTV or limited-use OHM to an access point on the trail unless you live immediately adjacent to a trail or route and it borders your property.