We Are The Colorado Association of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs!
The Colorado Association of 4WD Clubs is a not-for-profit (contributions are not tax deductible) umbrella organization for four-wheel drive clubs in the state of Colorado. We began in 1968. We are members of the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition, and United Four-Wheel Drive Associations and are voting members of Tread Lightly!
We support our clubs’ efforts thru the Adopt-A-Trail program with funding for trail project thru our Trails Grant Program. To support the education of our young four wheelers, we give out an annual Scholarship toward post-secondary education.
Annually we donate to Mountain States Legal Foundation and to Colorado based organizations that support the four-wheel drive community such as; Stay the Trail, Four-Wheel Drive Emergency Assistance Team (FEAT), Colorado 4x4 Rescue & Recovery, Colorado Off-Road Enterprise (CORE) and the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition Legal Defense Fund (COHVCO in order to support legal actions that maintain public access to public lands.
The Colorado Association is more than a financial supporter of public access. Every year, our clubs do over 10,000 hours of volunteer work on the campgrounds, picnic grounds, hiking trails, and 4WD roads of Colorado. We also participate in the National Trails Day event in June by taking a group of physically challenged people on a 4WD trip into the Rocky Mountains for the day. Many of our Member Clubs with the support of our Associate (Business) Members put on annual events.
The Association meets four times annually, once each quarter, to conduct our association business and to share information about upcoming events. Annually, we also vote for the associations Four-Wheeler of the Year, and Club of the Year for an individual(s) and club(s) that have shown outstanding support for motorized recreation.
The mission of the CoA4WDCI is to represent, educate and advocate for 4x4 clubs and to promote responsible motorized recreation use and conservation of our public lands and natural resources.
The CoA4WDCI also promotes cooperation, friendship and inter-communications among member clubs, liaises with other motorized recreation organizations, and brings forth a united voice and effort to benefit our clubs and members.
Our Core Objectives
Promote responsible land stewardship and a positive attitude toward motorized and mechanized recreation.
Provide a united effort against legislation which would impose undue restrictions on 4WD vehicle use.
Institute programs of conservation, education and safety.
Encourage Federal and State land managing agencies to develop areas and trails for 4WD outdoor recreation.
Disseminate information of interest to 4x4 enthusiasts.
Promote activities and events, which will encourage and contribute to the welfare of our Associate (Business) members.
Colorado Association of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs Membership Benefits
By joining the Colorado Association of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs you have united with other four-wheeling enthusiasts in the State of Colorado dedicated to fulfilling our mission and upholding our core objectives.
With your membership you are making it possible to continue to protect 4-wheeling access in Colorado by adding your voice on 4x4 issues that matter to you.
Your membership also brings you together with other four-wheel drive owners to share resources and information as well as great events, adventures, and fun.
Colorado High Trails Newsletter
Enjoy a subscription to Colorado High Trails, the Electronic Newsletter of the Colorado Association of 4-Wheel Drive Clubs. Colorado High Trails is published four times per year for the purpose of getting information out to members and the four-wheeling community.
Display your CoA4WDCI decal on your 4x4 vehicle to show that you support responsible four-wheeling.
Receive notice of four-wheeling events hosted by 4x4 clubs throughout the State.
Club Grants & Scholarships
Each year the Association awards up to four $1,000 grants to member clubs to be used for trail upgrades and maintenance. The Association also awards an annual scholarship to a deserving high school senior whose family is a member of one of our many clubs.
Resources and Information
Gain access to numerous resources and information to keep informed of land-use issues and potential legislation that may jeopardize 4x4 access to public lands.
Community Support Programs
Work with four-wheelers throughout Colorado to preserve our trails, promote responsible land stewardship, and serve to help our communities thrive through various programs sponsored by CoA4WDCI such as FEAT, Adopt-A-Road Program, or one of the many community events organized by member clubs.