13th Annual Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition Workshop 


The Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO), in conjunction with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), Colorado State Parks and Wildlife, the US Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be holding an Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Management Workshop.


When: June 27 - June 29, 2013

Where: Hilton Garden Inn - Denver/Highlands Ranch

1050 Plaza Dr  
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
(303) 683-4100


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Register for the workshop now using TicketLeap.  If you are unable to pay for your registration with a credit card, please contact our office at trailhead@nohvcc.org or call us at 800.348.6487.


The cost of the workshop is $75 for all Friday and Saturday or $40 for either Friday only or Saturday only; plus a $2 processing fee.  The price includes: workshop handouts, continental breakfasts, lunches, snacks, Thursday night reception, and the Friday night banquet.  


Late fees will apply if registrations are received after June 10th. Those rates will be $85 for Friday/Saturday, $50 for Friday only, or $50 for Saturday only; plus a $2 processing fee. So register today!


As in the past, a limited number of scholarships are available. The scholarships will cover the cost of the workshop and the lodging. Scholarship requests must be received by June 10th. If you receive a workshop scholarship and will be bringing your spouse, COHVCO will cover your registration fee and half of the lodging cost for two nights. For more information regarding the scholarships, contact Jerry Abboud at g.abboud@comcast.net.


Workshop Details


You may now download the full agenda for this workshop.


The theme of this year’s workshop, which includes classroom and field sessions, is:

Colorado Communities – Partners in a Positive Future for Motorized Recreation

Topics will include how to engage political and business leaders in local communities, how to convey the positive economic impact of motorized recreation, the role of partnerships in maintaining and expanding motorized recreation opportunities, and how to meet the challenges of providing and managing all forms of recreation in urban interface areas.


A continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served.  A welcome reception is scheduled for Thursday evening and a banquet dinner will be held on Friday evening.  A nominal registration fee will be charged and scholarships will be offered.   

The workshop will kick-off with a reception on Thursday, June 27th at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Early check-in/registration begins at 4pm. Gather at 6pm for the reception at 6:30pm.  Hors D'oeuvers will be served. 


On Friday June 28th, the workshop will consist of 4 panel discussions:

  • Engaging local communities in off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation
  • The economic benefits of OHV recreation to local communities 
  • Meeting the challenges of recreation in the urban interface area 
  • Balancing the need for wildlife habitat and recreation on public lands


We have an exciting line-up of speakers including:
County Commissioners
US Forest District Rangers
BLM Field Managers
Tourism Managers
Law Enforcement Personnel

Key Note Luncheon will feature Senator Al White
Special Guest: Max Reid - Retired USFS - Paiute Trail System


The day will end with a banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn.


On Saturday June 29th, the day will begin with classroom sessions in the morning, then the afternoon at Rampart Range Motorized Recreation Area. This award-winning trail system features more than 100 miles of trails for ATVs and off-highway motorcycles. The Field Workshop will give community leaders the opportunity to ride an ATV or Side-by-Side vehicle, and see first-hand what went into creating this sustainable and highly successful trail system.


Stay through Sunday and ride the nearby trails on your own.



Lodging Information 


A block of discounted rooms are being held at:
Hilton Garden Inn - Denver/Highlands Ranch
1050 Plaza Dr  
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
(303) 683-4100

You will need to make your own reservations by using this link or you may call the hotel.  Or if you call, ask for the COHVCO block to get the discounted room rates.  There is a limited number of rooms available at the Hilton Garden Inn. We suggest you make your room reservation before June 6th if you wish to stay at the host hotel. Once the room block at the Hilton Garden is filled we will direct you to a nearby hotel.


If interested in keeping your costs down and want to share a room with another workshop participant, contact Jerry Abboud at g.abboud@comcast.net with your name/number so he can put you in touch with other interested participants.  Be sure to make your reservations early!