As of Oct 23rd, 2013…….
It’s the first day of Elk Hunting Season and the temps are warm during the day; a little chilly at night. This may not be great news for the hunters….but if you’ve been wanting to get one more atv ride in before the snow flies…..now is the time!
Fall colors are popping out all over……a ride on the trails surrounding Sumpter are breathtaking right now!
Leave the trails in good condition to enjoy next summer………
Also, please be aware of the hunters out there…….and have a safe ride!
NRCS Snotel Report at Bourne could give you an idea of the temps on trails right now – check it out here. Bourne is about 5850 ft elevation.
See today’s Sumpter Weather Forecast here.
Get information regarding Oregon State ATV regulations at www.oregon.gov
Fergus Gold Post, The Depot Inn, and The Elkhorn Saloon have an 8 1/2 x 14″ color printed trail map available that shows our local trail system, taken from a Forest Service Trail Map. They do have a minimum charge to cover printing costs.
When you get to town….pick up a free snowmobile trail map at most local businesses. This map is produced by the Sumpter Valley Blue Mountain Snowmobile Club
Yes, it is a snowmobile map….but most of our local snowmobile trails are forest service roads…..so this will be a good map to have with you on the trail. You can see the snowmobile map online at the Oregon State Snowmobile Association website…..
You can also visit www.rideatvoregon.org where you can actually search for trails based on desired difficulty, atv type, and county. You can also find much more great information about ATV safety, etc. here.
Take an ATV tour of Sumpter……..
It is unique to be able to ride throughout town on your ATV….
but please remember that our city streets are not the trail!
If you have any questions about riding in town, please call or visit City Hall.
Need supplies for the trail….?
Be sure to stop by the Fergus Gold Post. Visit them online here.
Need gas or groceries for your ride…? Be sure to stop by the Stage Stop Gas Station
See available lodging here.
See available restaurants here.
See available services here.