Can anyone recommend any good trails around Custer State Park? Headed out there next July and was wondering if it was worth taking the atv's along too.
I haven't been to 'that' area, but for A.T.V. permitting requirements, look on the state park web site for guidance. Here, we buy a sticker from the state, not the fed.Thanks for the replies, I think we will take them along , if you have any other tips or info please pass it along. Looks like I need to register them with the state and get a permits from the feds.
It is much easier to get your permits on line before you go.Thanks for the replies, I think we will take them along , if you have any other tips or info please pass it along. Looks like I need to register them with the state and get a permits from the feds.
We are staying in cabin GL10 at the state parkawesome area to ride 650 miles of trail and 3,000 plus miles of gravel roads. You will need 10 days to ride all the trails and another 2 plus months for the gravel roads which are also fun and scenic. It will rank in the top 5 must ride areas.print off the form Reo posted for roads install a mirror and horn you now can ride any road except the interstate if the speed limit is 60 you can ride at 60 mph. Get a MVUM map or go to the US Forest service site and print off the maps. Goggle gas for the black hills area and carry extra gas. Two areas for gas that will not show up are at Nemo and HWY 385 and road 208 at the sugar shack. The heart of the trail system goes from wyoming to Hill City then north to Riley hill than north-east to Nemo and ending at Piedmont. When you decide where you are staying I will give you a list of trails to ride with great scenic views.
Good tip on the horn , I'm concerned about a brake light since my old 95 Kodiak just has a tail light but no brake light, the other atvs that would be going does have brake lights.It is much easier to get your permits on line before you go.
The BlackHills National Forest permit is $20.00 for 7 days and $25.00 for a year. You live close..I'd get the annual permit.
You never know you may need to go back!
You need a horn? I use a probable gas horn.
Thanks, I normally carry extra gas, rain gear and basic tools etc.I haven't been to 'that' area, but for A.T.V. permitting requirements, look on the state park web site for guidance. Here, we buy a sticker from the state, not the fed.
The annual O.H.V. permit in Colorado is not a bad thing as part of the fee goes to a search and rescue fund to pay for emergency service.
As for riding out west be prepared.
Around here gas is a premium as some towns don't allow A.T.V.'s in town to the gas pumps. It can be a long distance between towns, so know how far you can go out and still get back to gas.
Be ready for summer thunder storms with lightning and hail, and flash flood water in areas where its not raining.
It's not like you need to pack the kitchen sink, and with multiple machines someone can go get help if needed.
Plan on staying dry, take something to eat and drink for a day and a current map at the minimum.