Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
In WY, about the only money spent on the 4 x 4, 2 track routes on U.S. Forest Service, BLM and State Trust lands are WY ORV funds & matching National Recreation Trails Program monies.
The fact that WY as of about 15 years ago started to actually encourage the common ATV's & the Newer, Wider, Faster UTV's to purchase the New MPV street license plates is truly handicapping the WY ORV program.
I'll suggest that 90% of what people travel are the wider Roads, not narrow trails. So a license plate is legal on all roads which the machines 'can readily do the speed limit'! City streets, County roads, BLM roads, Forest Service roads, State Trust roads, State Highways, but NOT on any Interstate Highways.
But most all of those monies stays on those asphalt highways & graded gravel roads.
There are so Many Fewer common ATV's & real Dirt Bikes being sold that used to enjoy the narrower trails that you better stick your bow saw in your napsack or chainsaw & pry bar on your ATV if you plan on riding the Gnarlier 4 x 4 roads and the Narrower Trails.
I try to encourage everyone of those modern ATV'ers & UTV'ers to purchase the $15 sticker & go play in the legal eastern Half of the Killpecker Sand Dunes. Definitely more fun than driving your UTV to Ace Hardware for some weed killer. (But many of them would have to purchase a trailer & a bigger truck to haul the UTV the first 30 miles up the mountain & the 100 total miles to the dunes.)
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 83,000+ miles & counting