ATV rides around Creston, B.C.

The Goat River is just one of the many great areas to explore in the Creston area


Several ATVs and UTVs parked by a river in Creston, B.C.

Members of the Creston Valley Quad Squad had a fun ride up the Goat River Forest Service Road on May 10, 2014. — Creston Valley Quad Squad photo

There’s more to Creston, B.C., than orchards, wineries and fruit stands. Those three things are pretty great, but it’s the off-road riding opportunities that really appeal to ATVers in this town.

With so many around, it’s hard to pick the best area, but one of the top places to ride is the Goat River. Here, ATVers can explore numerous logging roads and find great spots to camp along the way.

Mike Arlt, who is president of the Creston Valley Quad Squad, said it depends on the time of year, but that in the summer, when all the snow is melted, ATVers can get on top of the mountain range and take in fantastic views.

He also said that if riders go up Kidd Creek, they can join up with routes that are frequented by members of the Kootenay Rockies ATV Club from nearby Cranbrook, B.C.

To access the Goat River area, turn off Highway 3 at Kitchener onto Leadville Road; this connects with the Goat River Forest Service Road. Riders can park wherever they want but the club usually stages at one kilometre, underneath the power line.

The Creston Valley Quad Squad has several rides throughout the summer. The next big one is a Father’s Day ride on June 15, 2014. It will go from Dodge Creek to Boundary Lake and there will be a potluck lunch. Anyone is welcome to join as long as they bring some food to share.

For more information, visit the Creston Valley Quad Squad’s website

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