Explore the Northern Rockies by ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) or Snowmobile. Our designated motorized routes (Access Management Areas or AMAs) lead deep into the backcountry where fishing, wildlife viewing and camping opportunities are limitless.
Groomed runs leave from parking lot, cross the lake onto old seismic lines and go in several directions. Routes are also commonly used by dogsledders. Excellent spot to watch northern lights in the winter months.
The trailhead can be found 157 kms northwest of Fort Nelson, inside Stone Mountain Provincial Park, about 11 kms past Summit Lake campground. Just before arriving at the turnoff you will pass a highway lodge; start looking for the blue highway sign indicating a motorized vehicle route to the left, which is the Wokkpash Corridor (also known as the Churchill Mine Road). Several un-bridged creek crossings, one at McDonald Creek, one at Wokkpash Creek, and one at Racing River. For just over one half of this route full sized, 4x4 vehicles are allowed with the other half allowing only ATVs or snowmobiles, both restricted to within 400m of each side of the trail. This route is also the access road for the Wokkpash hiking trail. The trailhead can be found by taking a left at the fork in the road before coming to Wokkpash Creek.
Turn left (south) off the Alaska Highway 225 kms northwest of Fort Nelson just in front of the Petersen Creek bridge, inside Muncho Lake Provincial Park. If you’ve passed a closed service station named “The Village” you’ve gone too far. Once you’ve turned off the highway, continue through the gravel pit until you reach a bridge spanning the Toad River (also known as the Davis Keyes bridge). This is the extent of normal 4x4 vehicle access. From this point on, the route is only open to ATVs and snowmobiles, and to within 400m of each side of the trail.
Turn left (south) off the highway 227 kms northwest of Fort Nelson just after the closed service station “The Village”, inside Muncho Lake Provincial Park. The access road is quite difficult to find as it drops off the side of the road very quickly and is generally not very visible. If the highway has started to turn north and you are climbing a hill, you’ve gone too far. This trail is a full sized 4x4 route for its entire length but travel to each side of the route is restricted to within 10 m. There will be two main creek crossings, one near the beginning at Tandzie Creek and another across the West Toad. A few kilometres in you will pass through an outfitter’s lodge site on your way to the end of the route at Moose Lake.
Turn right off the highway less than 1 km past the Muncho Lake Provincial Park entrance sign about 201 kms northwest of Fort Nelson. Turn on the same road as where a blue sign points to “Stone Mountain Safaris”.This route is a full sized 4x4 route for its entire length with travel restricted to within 400m of either side of the trail. Less than a km along the route take a left at the fork to drive up to the viewpoint at the Nonda radio tower. (The right fork leads to an outfitter’s lodge and ranch.) The route will lead you past some low points running beside Nonda Creek then veer off and eventually come out above the tree line for a panoramic view of the mountains of the Sentinel Range.
Turn right off the highway just after going over the Liard River suspension bridge and before reaching the Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park. This is about 313 kms northwest of Fort Nelson on the Alaska Highway. Regular 4x4 vehicles can travel on the first part of this route but are restricted to within 10m on either side of the route. About 2 kms down the road you will find a fork in the road. Taking the right fork will lead you quickly down to where you can get a good view of the Liard River. The left fork leads you onto the main part of the trail where you will follow the Liard River downstream for around 13 kms. You will eventually reach an outfitter’s lodge. From this point, motorized travel is restricted to ATVs or snowmobiles and within 400m on either side of the trail. Continuing on you will pull away from the Liard River, cross over the Deer River, pass by Nordquist Lake, and reach the end of the motorized route in about another 6 kms.
This road leads north (right turn) off the Alaska Highway approximately 4 kms west of Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park Campground. For those wanting to ATV, snowmobile or mountain bike, there is ample room off the side of the tower road for unloading vehicles or equipment.
This road leads north (right turn) off the Alaska Highway approximately 36 kms west of Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park Campground. For those wanting to ATV or snowmobile, there is ample room just off the highway on the side of the Smith River road for offloading vehicles.
* Most of these routes lead into a special management area called the Muskwa-Kechika, which falls within the boundaries of the Northern Rockies. These motorized routes above have all been chosen on the basis of environmental sensitivity, public recommendation and past use and carry specific regulations. See the Muskwa-Kechika Website for more information. These are the only areas of allowable motorized access within the Muskwa Kechika area.