Responsible Recreation Foundation

  • CO


Wheat Ridge
United States

About Us

The mission of our flagship program, Stay The Trail Colorado, is to reinforce and highlight responsible OHV use, and to modify and mitigate irresponsible use in an effort to minimize resource damage on public land. Our goal is to create a statewide culture of responsible OHV use which will continue beyond the life of the project, effectively creating a stewardship ethic among all Colorado OHV recreationists.

The idea for Stay The Trail Colorado was born in 2003 when a small group of off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts decided a new approach to land management issues was needed in Colorado. This new approach was to educate the public on responsible OHV use and to develop a sense of stewardship for our public lands among OHV enthusiasts. Since our first brochure was published in 2005, the program has grown into a resource that both the public and the land management agencies can count on to educate the public and protect our natural resources in Colorado.

To accomplish our mission, Stay The Trail offers educational services and materials to land management agencies, OHV and OHV accessory dealers, educational and community institutions, and the general public. Our services include trailhead and event staffing, as well as classroom, conference, and meeting presentations. Our available materials include brochures, videos, a website, and a Colorado OHV opportunities map with information on over 85 OHV opportunities within the state.

Stay The Trail is a program of the Responsible Recreation Foundation. The program’s steering committee includes Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Bureau of Land Management, the USDA Forest Service, the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO), and representatives of other motorized and non-motorized user groups. The Responsible Recreation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation. Donations are tax deductable to the extent allowed by law.