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Roughrider OHV Trail

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The Roughrider OHV Trail is a railroad bed converted into a trail for off-highway vehicle (OHV) use all year long. It is a 16.5 mile trail which winds along the scenic Missouri River. There are many areas to pull off and rest and/or take in the views.

Length 16.5 miles
Grade flat to moderate slope on culvert crossings
Surface dirt, gravel, some water crossings, average width is 50 - 55 inches
Amenities AT CAMPGROUND: picnic area, fire rings, potable water, parking, RV hookups, camping areas, directional signs, telephone and restrooms


The trailhead is located at the Fort Rice Campground located along Highway 1806, approximately 20 miles south of Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

Locator Map


Contact Information

North Dakota Parks and Recreation
1600 E. Century Ave Suite 3 PO Box 5594 Bismarck, ND 58506-5594
Ph. 701.328.5357
North Dakota Parks and Recreation

Related Links

Roughrider National Recreation Trail Map (pdf 663kb)

Roughrider Trail Photo Album