The Idaho Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Public Information Project

OHV Recreation Guide
for Idaho’s State and Federal Lands

The Idaho OHV Public Information Project
How to register your OHV in Idaho
How to use your ATV during hunting season
Tips for enjoying safe and responsible OHV recreation
Learn to Ride Your OHV!
Maps of OHV trail riding opportunities
The Idaho OHV Public Outreach Campaign
State and Federal Agencies
OHV Websites - State to National

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Learn to Ride Your OHV!

What to bring
How to enroll

Learn to Ride Your OHV!

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation’s Off-Highway Vehicle Education program will provide instruction on basic riding skills. The program teaches through a building block style instruction format that addresses State laws and responsibilities, environmental issues, and safety equipment. Each class consists of two parts: 1) a home study course with a written test administered prior to the riding instruction and, 2) a 4-hour hands-on riding course focusing on All-Terrain Vehicles, Off-Highway Motorcycles or Snowmobiles. The courses are designed for children ages 6 - 16 but all are welcome to attend. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation will also provide instruction on avalanche awareness during the winter months.

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What Are The Requirements?
Each OHV must have current registration, and each rider must have the right safety gear as outlined in the Student Reference Guide. A parent or guardian is required to stay with their child/children under 12 during the entire class. Parents or guardians of children over the age of 12 are encouraged to stay during the entire class. Each student must have passed a knowledge test prior to the skills portion. Each student must also have their own OHV to use during the class. IDPR will allow children that “fit” an ATV or Off-Highway Motorcycle to participate in the skills portion of the course. A student must be able to straddle the OHV with a slight bend in the knees while the feet on the foot rests and have a slight bend at the elbows while the hands are on the hand grips.The IDPR class size will be:
Limited to four (4) students only ages 6 - 11
Limited to six (6) students only ages 12 - 16
Limited to ten (10) students only ages over 16
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How Much Does It Cost?
Currently there is no cost associated with Idaho’s OHV Education Courses.
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What Should I Bring?
You must wear the proper riding gear at all times during training.
Bring the following:
• DOT-approved motorcycle helmet
• Goggles or face shield
• Over-the-ankle boots
• Full finger gloves
• Long pants
• Long sleeve shirt or jacket

Sounds Great! How Do I Enroll?
Call the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation at 1-208-334-4180 extension 286 or complete an online registration at
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The Idaho OHV Information Project
is a partnership effort of five State and Federal resource management agencies:

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, Idaho Department of Fish and Game,
Idaho Department of Lands, U.S. Bureau of Land Management
and the U.S. Forest Service.