Off Highway Vehicles

The following items are examples of off highway or recreational vehicles, regardless of whether they are gas or electric powered.
This list is not all inclusive:
  • Four Wheelers or Quads
  • Three Wheelers
  • Dirt Bikes
  • Go Carts
  • All Terrain
  • Utility Vehicles (whether wheeled or tracked)
Colorado Revised Statute 33-14.5-101 gives the following definition:

Off Highway vehicle means any self propelled vehicle which is designated to travel on wheels or tracks in contact with the ground, which is designed primarily for use off of the public highways, and which is generally and commonly used to transport persons for recreational purposes. It does not include vehicles designed for travel in or on the water, snowmobiles, military vehicles, golf carts, wheel chairs, or vehicles used for agriculture, logging or mining.

Summary of laws regarding the use of Off Highway Vehicles in Broomfield:

  • Off Highway vehicles MAY NOT be ridden on public roadways.
  • Off Highway vehicles MAY NOT be ridden on bike trails, parks, fields, or recreational areas.
  • Off Highway vehicles MAY be ridden on private property with the property owner's consent; however, the surface must be improved, not dirt or grass. There is an exception for private property owners for maintenance, construction or patrol on their property.
For more information on Broomfield Municipal Ordinance, please visit Title 10, Chapter 16 of the Broomfield Municipal Code.