All-Terrain Vehicle Riding

All-Terrain Vehicle Use

Riding on all-terrain vehicle trails in Alaska can be exciting! Throughout the state you will find incredible trails for ATV/ORV use. Before you head out into the wildness of Alaska, please keep a few things in mind:

  • Be cautious of and courteous to other trail users
  • Do not disturb, damage, or remove natural materials, signs, or facilities
  • Pack out what you pack in
  • Carry survival supplies
  • Only operate vehicles on designated trails, not off trail or on pavement
  • Never discharge a weapon within 1/4 mile of a developed facility or road
  • Always wear a helmet
  • Be safe and drive responsibly!

ATV Trails in Alaska

Chugach State Park

Within Chugach State Park, off-road vehicles users have access to trails in Bird Valley and along the Eklutna Lakeside Trail. To learn more about these trails visit the Off-road Vehicles in Chugach State Park Trail Guide.

Wrangell St. Elias National Park

Planning a trip down the Nabesna Road or the McCarthy Road allow for incredible trail access for Off-road vehicles. Trails range anywhere from 5 miles to 20 miles one-way, with many trails requiring a permit. To learn more about trail status, getting a permit, and trail descriptions visit Off-road Vehicle Trails in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

White Mountains National Recreation Area

The White Mountains National Recreation Area gives motorized users stunning views of interior Alaska, although can sometimes be confusing with closures. Refer to the Usage Map of White Mountains National Recreation Area or contact the Bureau of Land Management Office in Fairbanks (907-474-2200).

Chena River State Recreation Area

In interior Alaska, ATV users can numerous trails with the Chena River State Recreation area that allow great access to public use cabins. Learn more from the Chena River State Recreation Area Brochure.

Tangle Lakes Archaeological District

While Driving down the Denali Highway, motorized users have access to three trails managed by the Department of Natural Resources in the Tangle Lakes Archaeological District Special Use Area. Learn more about the trails from Tangle Lakes Archaeological District Special Use Area Trails and Management. In addition to these trails, users also have access to trails maintained by the Bureau of Land Management including Osar Lake Trail and Swede Lake Trail. Learn more about the trails on the Bureau of Land Management Denali Highway Georeferenced Map.