Black Hills National Forest – (Western SD)

  • 3600 miles of roads and trails open to motorized travel
    • 700 miles of trails
      • 347 miles limited to 62″ and under
      • 90 miles of single track
      • 72 miles of 50″ and under (in Wyoming)
      • 148 miles open to all (no width restrictions)
  • Trail permits are required for anything labeled as a trail
  • Roads Open to All can be access with a trail permit OR a road license plate (or temp road permit)
  • Roads Open to Highway Legal Vehicles requires a license plate and proper liability insurance
  • 21 trailheads to provide direct trail access
  • Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) are available here
  • We highly recommend the use of the Avenza map app available for your Apple and Android devices
  • Current road & trail Closures are listed here
  • The width of your machine is measured from outside of tire to outside of the opposite tire, whichever is wider, front or rear
Outside of tire to outside of tire

Black Hills Avenza Points of Interest (POI) Data (Google Drive Folder)

  • Download these KML files to your device with Avenza maps
  • From Avenza Maps, while displaying the map (ex. Northern Hills) import layers and do this for each POI file

SD Non-Resident Road License Info (how to obtain)

  • This is for a temporary road license or if you plan to ride more often the bottom half of the page explains how to obtain a hard plate
  • Temp license is a piece of paper usually placed on the windshield on a UTV and/or available upon request by law enforcement:
  • Pennington County (Rapid City)
  • Meade County (Sturgis)
  • Lawrence County (Deadwood)
  • Custer County (Custer)

Black Hills Destinations – Your guide to mapped and detailed ride information

Trail Guidelines / Rules / Regulations

©2021 South Dakota ATV/UTV Association

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account