ATVs, Jeeps and 4-Wheeling.
For those who love the great outdoors and enjoy a thrilling ride, few things equal the fun of four-wheeling. And when it comes to 4 wheeling few places on earth can compare to Pagosa Springs.
East Fork / Elwood Pass (FR 667)
Blue Creek 4x4 Trail
The Blue Creek Trail connects the Blanco Road and the Buckles Lake Road in southeast Pagosa Country. On the map find the Blanco Road about eight miles south on Hwy 84. The trail turns south just 2.25 miles from the highway. There is a sign to point the way.
Part of this trail was the original road from Chama, New Mexico to Pagosa Springs. Few signs of this early use remain except a couple of cabins and small barns in poor shape. It does give one pause to consider that what we think of as a jeep trail was once a main road.
This trail is a “roller coaster” as it rolls around or up and over many ridges and low mountains. There is one river crossing (Blanco River) that can be a problem in early spring or during hard rain run-off. There is also a spring fed bog near the south end that you should pay attention to.
In very wet conditions this is a poor trail because of muddy and steep sections. A life was lost on this trail recently during wet conditions near the north end.
Outback ATV Rentals
Experience breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains and wildlife of Pagosa Springs, Colorado onboard your rented atv from Outback ATV Rentals. We have single and double rider atvs as well as 2 passenger side by side razors and 6 passenger ranger crew cabs all with automatic transmissions made by Polaris.
We have 2.5 hr, 3.5 hr, 5 hr, and all day rentals. You can ride at our location, Turkey Spings- USFS Road 628, 629, 630 and you do not have to hassel with towing a trailer. There are 3 different mountains with many true atv trails (50 inches or less) that can be accessed from our place for a total of about 1 and 1/2 days of riding time.
Wilderness Journeys - 4x4 Tours
Visit hidden waterfalls and magnificent overlooks few people have ever seen.
San Juan Side-by-Sides
Located in downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado, (inside San Juan Trading Post) San Juan Side-by-Sides offers daily rental packages for Polaris RZR UTVs capable of handling any local off-road trail. Their UTVs will help you make the most of your time in Colorado by exploring the hundreds of trails and backcountry roads around Pagosa Springs. Stop by and see them. They will help you create an experience you'll never forget.
Pagosa Adventure Rentals
We are Pagosa's largest ATV / UTV rental company - now with 2 locations to serve you better. Our in-town location allows you to pick up your machine and trailer the night before and get to your trail head quicker and leave earlier. Our second location, which borders over 1 million acres of National Forest, is located 15 minutes west of town. Our location allows you to ride directly off our property and into the National Forest. No trailer or towing required. We have machines for every size group from single seat ATV's to 6 seat UTV's. We also offer multi day discounts.
Regulations / Licenses
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages the state parks system and the wildlife of the U.S. State of Colorado. The division currently manages the 41 state parks and 307 wildlife areas of Colorado.
US Forest Service - Pagosa Ranger District
The San Juan National Forest encompasses about 1.8 million acres in the southwestern corner of Colorado. Terrain ranges from high-desert mesas to alpine peaks, with thousands of miles of back roads and hundreds of miles of trails to explore. These federal lands are managed for multiple uses and visitors are asked to respect each other and the natural resources. The Forest Supervisor's Office is located in the San Juan Public Lands Center in Durango, Colorado, with district offices in Bayfield, Dolores and Pagosa Springs.
For the latest on local conditions, contact the Pagosa Ranger District.