Motorized Trail Recreation
Motorized trail recreation in Wyoming is very popular. Included with this category are activities such as driving for pleasure, snowmobiling, and riding off-road recreation vehicles (include off-road motorcycles, ATVs and 4-wheel drive vehicles primarily used off-road). Many motorized activities take place in conjunction with non-motorized activities, such as camping, hunting, and fishing.
About Snow Machines
Wyoming law requires that all snowmobiles must have either a current Wyoming resident or nonresident user fee decal prominently displayed on the outside of each snowmobile. Each permit is $25 and may be purchased through one of the several permit selling agents located throughout the state or permits maybe purchased online or call (877) 996-7275.
About Off-Road Recreation Vehicles (ORVs)
Effective January 1, 2002, the owner of an off-road recreational vehicle (ORV) that will be operated on designated ORV trails and areas within Wyoming must purchase an annual registration user fee at a cost of $15. The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources administer this registration program. Funds collected will be used to operate the Wyoming ORV Trails Program. The state ORV Trails Program will develop, maintain, and manage ORV trails in the areas where the funds are collected.
All ORVs are required to display the Wyoming ORV permit while operating upon public lands and other designated roads, trails or areas. The $15 state ORV permit is valid for a calendar year and required for both residents and non-residents (same permit for both users). There is no reciprocity with other state's OHV or ORV permits. ORV permits will be available at local selling agents throughout Wyoming.
An ORV permit is required when operating an ORV on designated trails. The State Trails Program is currently working with agencies (such as the Forest Service, BLM, and others) to identify roadways that will be designated as ORV routes under this program. For more information, contact the State Trails Program Office at (307) 777-6323.