Where Can I Ride?
Idaho has over 7,200 miles of snowmobile trails in 29 grooming programs
located throughout the state. Millions of acres of open riding exist on
Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, State and private land. The
Forest Service and BLM can provide information that identifies open and
closed areas, closure dates and other details that may help you plan an
enjoyable ride. Many county snowmobile programs also provide trail maps
of the areas that are groomed. For more on where to ride in Idaho,
Snowmobile Safety Tips
- Let someone know
where you are going and when you expect to return.
- Always keep to
the right on snowmobile trails.
- Don't ride alone;
two snowmobiles traveling together are much safer than one.
- Don't drink alcohol
- Always carry basic
emergency and survival equipment.
- Be familiar with
your snowmobile; try short trips and practice in open areas to become
thoroughly familiar with its controls and operation before going on
- Always wear adequate
winter clothing and protective glasses, goggles or face shields. Use
sun screen to protect your skin from sunburn.
What Are The County Snowmobile And State
Each county with a snowmobile program is entitled to 85% of the registration
fees designated for that county during the registration period. The money
may only be used for county snowmobile programs. The moneys are used for
the maintenance and operation of snowmobile trail groomers, signing of
snowmobile trails, plowing parking lots, and maintaining warming shelters.
Up to 15% of the state snowmobile account generated each year may be used
by the department for administrative costs, such as the cost of the sticker
and mailing renewal notices.
What Is The County Snowmobile Advisory
The County commissioners of any county with a designated snowmobile program
appoint a snowmobile committee to serve in an advisory capacity relating
to the spending of moneys in the county snowmobile fund. Any person selected
to be on the committee must be an active snowmobiler. Contact your county
commissioners for information on your county snowmobile advisory committee.