Riding

Reciprocity

Can I ride in Nevada with a registration from another state?
Yes. Registration of an off-highway vehicle is not required if the vehicle is registered or certified in another state and is located in this State for not more than 15 days.

Will other states honor my Nevada registration?
Please check with the authorities in the area where you will be riding. Most western states have reciprocity laws and will accept a Nevada registration. However, you should ask locally before you ride.

Will my Nevada registration enable me to ride in areas where OHVs were not previously allowed?
Please check with the authorities in the area where you will be riding. The registration laws (NRS Chapter 490) do not authorize or prohibit riding in any specific area.

Nevada’s Rules of the Road – Briefly

Any motorized vehicle which does not have the normal safety equipment such as lights and mirrors or is not built to federal vehicle standards is an off-highway vehicle and is restricted to off-highway use only. This includes all-terrain vehicles, pocket bikes, motorized scooters and snowmobiles.

If a vehicle was manufactured and designated for “off-road” or “non-road” use only, it may not be driven on Nevada public streets or highways even if it has safety equipment. The designation for off-highway use is usually indicated in ownership documents, the owners manual or by a U.S. DOT label attached to the frame of the vehicle. Only two-wheeled motorcycles may be converted to on-road use.  Other OHVs may not be converted.

There are no driver license or minimum age requirements for OHVs operated off-highway in Nevada. City and county governments may designate small portions of public streets for access to or from off-road areas only and some age restrictions or other requirements may apply. See NRS Chapter 490 and NAC Chapter 490.

Resources

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State and Local Organizations

Nevada Trails Project
http://www.nvtrailmaps.com/

Clark County
Guide to Public Lands Map
OHV Brochure

Nevada Silver Trails
http://nevadasilvertrails.com/

Explore Elko
http://www.exploreelko.com

Nevada Powersport Dealers Association
http://www.nvpda.com

Magic Valley (Idaho)
http://www.mvtma.com/

National OHV Organizations

Rider Planet USA
http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/nevada_list.htm

National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
http://nohvcc.org

Blue Ribbon Coalition
http://www.sharetrails.org

United Four Wheel Drive Association
http://www.ufwda.org/index.htm

Tread Lightly
http://www.treadlightly.org

American Trails
http://www.americantrails.org/resources/motors/

Western State OHV Programs

Arizona
http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/off_highway.shtml

California
http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/recreation/ohv.html
http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/

Utah
http://stateparks.utah.gov/stateparks/ohv/

Idaho
http://www.mvtma.com/

Montana
http://fwp.state.mt.us/education/outdoorrec/ohv.html

Oregon
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/ATV/index.shtml

Government Agencies

Bureau of Land Management
http://www.blm.gov/nv/
http://www.blm.gov

Forest Service
http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/ohv/

Nevada Division of State Parks
http://parks.nv.gov/

Nevada Department of Wildlife
http://www.ndow.org/

Nevada Department of State Lands
http://lands.nv.gov/program/landoffice.htm

Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
http://dcnr.nv.gov/