No bikes on groomed trails of White River National Forest, officials say |

No bikes on groomed trails of White River National Forest, officials say

Snowmobiling in the Rocky Mountains is a great way to see majestic views, but U.S. Forest Service officials are reminding the public that bikes and other wheeled vehicles are not allowed on roads groomed for over the snow travel.
White Mountain Snowmobile Tours/Courtesy photo

Throughout the winter, all wheeled vehicles must remain on plowed routes to protect snow conditions for winter recreation, according to a news release from the White River National Forest. 

In many areas of the forest, snowmobile clubs groom roads for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing as a public service. They use volunteer time and funding from private and partner resources to groom the trails. 

Forest officials are asking recreationists and motorists to respect all signs and travel restrictions to help protect the investment and access to the areas. 

Motor vehicle use maps are available at Roads marked for over-the-snow travel allow snowmobile traffic.

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