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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.

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The battle was not there, not sure if ATV friendly, spent the night at the town entrance if the park, but did not go in the park, good memories, my son was two years old, now 23 years old, they had a digger Crain toy in the town park that my son played on a lot.
 
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I got a few hours to ride out there last Summer. The Mrs. and I rented a Wolverine and had a great time - which led to getting home and buying a Wolverine to go along with the Grizzly. We put on about 30 miles in three hours on some very nice trails. I would like to take my machine out this year and ride sometime too. It seemed that most of the trails were marked out but we still struggled a bit. We rented a ways north between Hill City and Silver City on 385. I'm not much help on where to go as I simply don't know the trails there, but they had a decent map and there are hundreds of miles worth out there. If you get the chance, I would say take them along.
 
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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.

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All of them! No kidding! All of them!
 
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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.
 

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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.
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.
 
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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.

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 also need a permit to ride on the roads. All counties have the same application. This application is for Custer County. However Lawrence County's website works better.. One dollar per day plus a dollar processing fee custercountysdATV_PERMIT_

You need a horn? I use a probable gas horn.
 
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awesome 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.
 

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awesome 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.
We are staying in cabin GL10 at the state park
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
Thanks, I normally carry extra gas, rain gear and basic tools etc.
 

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Trailer to town of custer you can ride the 3 digit trails which are easier trails for any motor vehicle most can be done in a car. Or from custer go south on road 715 about 12 miles for the 4 digit trails which are 62 inch or less we rode this area good trails. Or 12 miles north to Hill City for 4 digit numbered trails this is the one area we have not rode yet, but will be where we will start riding next sept. Tigman rode with us one day last year I think his only regret will be he only had time to ride for 3 days.
 

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WVMTWINS Is absolutely right!!! Beautiful trails out there. Just make sure your filters are good when you go out though, we ended up burning up two Yammies out there... Reo and WVM can attest to that!! lol I know we're going back out in June for sure.
 
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