Four Wheeling

World Class Four Wheeling Close to Denver

Go Four-Wheeling Near Denver

Our off-highway trails will lead you through high mountain passes, past historic mining sites and scenic back-country lakes, crystal-clear streams, alpine meadows, and fantastic vistas. Complete with mountain wilderness, abandoned mountain homesteads, historic ghost towns, and remnants of Colorado settlers who came in search of gold and silver. We only ask that you Stay the Trail, keep your wheels where they belong, and be courteous to other trail users.

Jeep In A River
Jeeps traversing over a high-mountain pass.

Top 4WD trails in Clear Creek County

The Rockies are all about climbing heights. Horsepower, low gearing, and a ‘good working order’ on your trail rig will go a long way. Many of the best riding areas are the Summer Range for deer, elk, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, and mountain goats. Occasionally mountain lions and black bears  are spotted in the back-country.

Some stand-out trails include:

Don’t Have an Off-Highway Vehicle?

For those without a four-wheel drive vehicle, our local ATV outfitters offer 4WD ATV tours. Enjoy off-roading with expert ATV guides who know the best ATV trails, routes, and times to go. Tours include:

  • Safety lessons
  • Riding lessons
  • Off-road trail riding
  • Friendly, knowledgeable guides
  • Breathtaking scenery
Truck four-wheeling over a mountain pass
ATV Tours Colorado

3627 Alvarado Road
Dumont, CO 80436

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Native Jeeps

1047 Miner Street
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

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Lawson Adventure Park and Resort

3440 Alvarado Road
Lawson, CO 80436

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Selfsponsored Snow + Dirt

335 Park Avenue
Empire, CO 80438

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ATV Help and Safety Tips

When it comes to off-roading, safety is very important. To avoid unnecessary risks and dangers, we ask that you “Stay the Trail” and DO NOT veer off designated paths.

Other tips include:

  • Wear a helmet, padded clothing, and gloves
  • Bring a tow rope and a small shovel
  • Pack extra water and supplies
  • Bring printed trail maps and/or download the Avenza map as wifi coverage tends to drop off

If you get stuck, remember the phrase “We Recover the Rockies.” Our friends at Colorado 4×4 Rescue and Recovery, a 24-hour, nonprofit backcountry rescue and recovery team,  can help you. Visit  or text/call 720-722-1204. 

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