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Off highway vehicles
Off-Highway Vehicles

Red River now allows Off-Highway Motor Vehicles (OHVs) to operate through town so you can get from your place of lodging to the trails and back. OHVs are defined as side-by-sides, Mules, Razors, etc. that have bench or regular seating. If it has saddle seating (straddle seating), such as an ATV, it is not allowed. This has been highly successful thus far. Copies of the OHV rules and routes can be obtained from the Visitor Center and from various lodges and businesses in town. Some high points are:

1. ALL drivers, regardless of age, must wear a safety helmet approved by DOT.

2. All passengers under the age of 18 must wear a safety helmet approved by DOT. Bicycle helmets do not meet this requirement.

3. Your OHV must have an insurance policy showing the vehicle’s VIN and meeting the same requirements as a motor vehicle. A homeowner’s policy will not suffice. Other registration rules apply and are addressed in the handouts mentioned.

4. Absolutely no use of OHVs is allowed on Main Street between Caribel and Jayhawk Trail and no parking of OHVs is allowed on that stretch of Main Street.

5. ATVs (saddle type vehicles) are not covered by the OHV law and must be trailered to the trailhead.

6. This law is intended to get you from your lodging to the trail and back. Under no circumstances is it intended to allow the use of OHVs to drive around town in lieu of a motor vehicle.

7. Curfew hours – no operation before 8 a.m. or after 7 p.m. – are strictly enforced.