All Terrain Vehicle


Responsible Riders OHV Education
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Responsible Riders course provides a building block style learning environment. 


These lessons include pre-ride inspection, starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding, emergency stopping and swerving and riding over obstacles. You will also learn about protective gear, Idaho’s laws, rules and regulations, Idaho’s Off-Highway Vehicle clubs, rules of the road, places to ride and environmental concerns. Bring your friends and family, and meet new friends to ride with.


Who should attend?

Everyone! The course is a great way to get kids off to a safe start and refresh skills that may have been forgotten or were never taught. A parent must be present for riders under 16. IDPR Responsible Riders course offers courses for ages 6 and up.

What do I bring?

 You must wear the proper riding gear at all times during training. 

Bring the following:

  • Your ATV with a current IDPR registration sticker

  • DOT-approved helmet                         

  • Goggles or face shield                       

  • Over-the-ankle boots                          

  • OHV type riding gloves              

  • Long pants                                       

  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket

How much does it cost?

Nothing. Your IDPR OHV registration stickerpsticker for the class.

Do I use my own ATV?


Can I share an  ATV?

No. The course is fast-paced and requires all operators to have an ATV. 

What is the Riding Area like?

Riding areas around the state differ somewhat, but they all include the necessary facilities to complete all ATV lessons. 


What are the benefits of completing the IDPR Responsible Riders Course?

 The IDPR Responsible Riders course completion certificate meets Idaho’s OHV Education requirement outlined in Idaho Code 49-302 and is recognized in all of the Western States. Idaho recognizes OHV education completion certificates with the State logo or State OHV Program logo on the certificate. Idaho currently does not recognize ASI or MSF certificates.

What is the best way to find riding opportunities in Idaho?

 Visit and join a local OHV club.

  • From: 05/15/2021 9:00 AM To: 05/15/2021 11:30 AM


OHV Training Site


Location (Park HQ at Malad Gorge)

99 miles E of Boise, ID

140 miles W of Pocatello, ID

33 miles W of Twin Falls, ID

245 miles NW of Salt Lake City, UT



Welcome kiosk at Malad Gorge (exit 147 from I-84) open 7 days a week 7:30am to 4 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • Visitors to the park are not required to pay the motor vehicle entrance fee if attending the IDPR Responsible Riders OHV Safety class
  • Current certificate of number must by on the OHV
  • DOT approved helmet and safety gear are required during Responsible Rider OHV classes

Latitude / Longitude

42.8648, -114.85892

Registration is Required (Click Here To Register)