An ATV on the street.

Proposed ordinance would open more county roads to OHVs

On October 13, 2016, the Board of County Commissioner adopted Ordinance 2016-01 which established a set of regulations that governed the use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs), as well as adopted a map that specifies what county roads in unincorporated Garfield County are open and closed to OHV use.

In a regular Board of County Commissioner work session on December 7, 2021, the Town of Silt  requested that the board amend the map to open a specified section of County Road 214 from Smith Doll Coal Mine Road westerly to the Town of Silt boundary connecting to N. 7th Street, County Road 228, and County Road 250 in order to facilitate direct access from the north part of the Town of Silt to the Silt Mesa Extensive Recreation Management Area, also known as “Squirrel Valley.”

The links below depict the current OHV Routes (Exhibit A), the proposed additional routes to be added (Exhibit B), and the proposed new and amended OHV Route Map (Exhibit C). The first reading of proposed Ordinance No. 2022-2 is scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2022 as part of the Board of County Commissioners’ agenda.

Exhibit A | Exhibit B | Exhibit C

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