ATV Rentals

Black Hills Off-Road Rentals (Lead) 605-584-4777
Mad Mountain Rentals (Deadwood) 605-578-1878
Rec Springs (Lead) 605-584-1228
Trails Head (Lead) 605-584-3464

ATV crossing a bridge in the Black Hills

The Black Hills National Forest has 1.2 million beautiful acres in western South Dakota. Thousands of these acres may be accessed by using the Black Hills National Forest Motorized Trail System. The Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) – consists of over 3,600 miles of roads and trails for ATV, UTV and other off-road riders. The system incorporates a large number of looped trails and includes parking access from 21 trailheads.

It is important to obtain the most current Black Hills Forest Service map when you come to the Black Hills to ride. It is your responsibility to stay on the designated trails. With the Motorized Trail System, the Black Hills National Forest is closed to cross-country travel unless designated open, meaning it is illegal for most users to travel off the designated trails.

  • Travel and recreate with minimum impact.
  • Respect the environment and the rights of others.
  • Educate yourself – plan and prepare before you go.
  • Allow for future use of the outdoors – leave it better than you found it.
  • Discover the rewards of responsible recreation.

ATVs in South Dakota are governed by state motorcycle law. There is no minimum age or license for off-road drivers; however, the manufacturer’s operator guidelines should be followed. On-the-road drivers need a valid driver’s license and a licensed ATV. ATV use is prohibited on the interstate highway system.

ATV in the woods of the Black Hills during fall

The downloadable Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) and related documents and files are available on the Black Hills National Forest website. Limited maps are available from the Executive Lodging of the Black Hills office.
Trail system fees are $20 a week per vehicle or $25 for an annual pass. Motorized trail permits to use the system are available at Forest Service offices, outlets and online.

Information obtained from the Black Hills National Forest Website.