DENVER
02/01/2011 02:52 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Wilderness Advocates Sue Forest Service Over Off-Road Vehicle Access

Few things get Coloradans as riled up as access to our public lands. The debate tends to rage on numerous fronts, but by far the most contentious battles are fought over off-road vehicle access: where, when, how and when is enough enough?

Officials with the Pike-San Isabel National Forest in southern-central Colorado touched off a powder keg of controversy recently when they issued a Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) that conservationists say includes more than 500 miles of illegal roads and tracks -- or "rogue" trails -- formed by all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) or motorcycles over the years.

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