Off-Road Trails Systems in the Royal Gorge Region

Hook up your trailer and take your ATV, OHV, or dirtbike to the Royal Gorge Region for fantastic off-road trails and OHV parks. The following are some of the locals’ favorites, none of which are too far from downtown Cañon City.

Penrose Commons

This large area has over 30 miles of trails ranging from fast and smooth ATC trails and narrow singletrack to rock 4 x 4 trails. Vegetation ranges from juniper trees to scrub brush. The main staging area has plenty of parking, a vault toilet, and an information kiosk. The area is open year-round but may temporarily close during inclement weather.

Seep Springs

This high desert area has about 16 miles of ATC trails that wind through mixed juniper and pinyon pine trees. The trails start out mostly smooth but get rockier and narrows as you climb in elevation. Camping is permitted but primitive. The area is open year-round, but the trails may close temporarily during wet weather.

Texas Creek

This remote area has around 45 miles of marked trails that range from easy 4 x 4 roads to narrow and rocky ATC trails with sharp switchbacks. At lower elevations, the trails wind through a mix of various scrub brush, juniper, and pinyon pine tree. As you continue to climb in elevation, the vegetation changes to mostly spruce, aspen, and Douglas-fire trees. Mule deer, bighorn sheep, and elk can sometimes be seen in this area.

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