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gmule
June 20th, 2010, 11:00 PM
I was reading the new stay the trail where to go map and I noticed that there are a few trails that require registration. Mosquito Pass is listed as needing license plates. What is different from Mosquito pass VS Webster pass that would require license plates on a dirt bike?

Big Dave
June 20th, 2010, 11:02 PM
My guess is that Mosquito Pass is a county road whereas Webster is a USFS road.

ColoradoXJ
June 20th, 2010, 11:09 PM
Just for everyone... The wording he is referring to is "This symbol indicates areas where most routes are open only to licensed, street-legal vehicles. Please refer to the MVUM for designated ATV and dirt bike routes"


Clarification:

ALL unlicensed vehicles require an OHV registration.

The "license plate" designation on the map is to indicate that it is recommended only for vehicles that are street-legal, due to either a limited amount of roads/trails open to OHVs or ones that do not permit unlicensed vehicles (ie- Medano Pass west of the summit).

And the icons are recommendations, we still urge everyone to check the relevant MVUM for specific trail designations.


As for the difference vs. Webster, there are a whole lot more roads/trails that you can access off Webster vs. Mosquito, so we left that as recommended open to all. Mosquito is a single route, versus being able to do a loop or connect out onto other routes.

Make sense?

ColoradoXJ
June 20th, 2010, 11:12 PM
My guess is that Mosquito Pass is a county road whereas Webster is a USFS road.

If I am remembering correctly, we did get a comment in from the USFS concerning the pass along that note.


By the way, I can't take you seriously right now Dave. I mean, really? Nice avatar :flipoff2:

Big Dave
June 20th, 2010, 11:14 PM
By the way, I can't take you seriously right now Dave. I mean, really? Nice avatar :flipoff2:

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=169193

Watch the clip.


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gmule
June 20th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Thanks for the quick explanation. I may just have to put license plates on my bike. It has a road title and was previously plated.

ColoradoXJ
June 20th, 2010, 11:24 PM
Well hell, if you had a title on it, I would get a plate on it... but that's just me.


Don't forget to get the OHV registration as well though :D




And like I said, those icons are recommendations. For example, we have Holy Cross noted the same (4x4 and license). After much debate, we felt that even if it is open to other types of vehicles, it is best suited for 4x4 vehicles. I'll admit there is some subjectivity in those recommendations, hence the MVUM disclaimer. We just don't want people heading out to an area that doesn't cater well to their chosen type of motorized recreation when we can provide some hints as to what is available to them.

gmule
June 20th, 2010, 11:30 PM
The problem is that I brought this bike home in a box and put it together over time. The state wants more for plates than I paid for the bike. I have my OHV sticker but If I have a reason to need plates I will have both.

pclements
June 29th, 2010, 01:17 PM
I have been following this thread and had a question. Why would you have both a plate and a OHV sticker? The only reason I can come up with is the OHV sticker gives you search & rescue insurance. I have a plated bike and all of the rangers I have come across in the last five years upon seeing my plate wave me on. Please educate me.

ColoradoXJ
June 29th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Been hashed out a ton of times...

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=169441&highlight=ohv+registration

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=166451&highlight=ohv+registration

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=161444&highlight=ohv+registration

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=158793&highlight=ohv+registration

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=157519&highlight=ohv+registration

and the best one... http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=155216&highlight=ohv+registration


In short... You are legal with a plate. However, that OHV sticker goes into a grant program that funds the maintenance, signing, education, etc of our OHV opportunities. I even put an OHV registration on my Jeep, even though by law, I don't need to. :thumbsup:

Psychoneurosis
June 30th, 2010, 03:24 PM
that OHV sticker goes into a grant program that funds the maintenance, signing, education, etc of our OHV opportunities. I even put an OHV registration on my Jeep, even though by law, I don't need to. :thumbsup:

Same here

ColoradoXJ
June 30th, 2010, 08:49 PM
Oh, and a clarification... The OHV sticker does not provide "insurance" on search and rescue. It helps the S&R folks keep doing their thing (saving our butts) without having to start charging for those services. FWIW, that is about $32,000 from the OHV community alone.

However, it should be known that S&R gets you to the trailhead... If you need an ambulance, helicopter, hoveround, cart and mule, etc to the hospital... THATS ON YOUR DIME/INSURANCE.