The economic benefits of off highway vehicle recreation in Larimer County, Colorado
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This thesis estimates the non-market benefits associated with Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation in Larimer County, Colorado. We use a Travel Cost Model (TCM) and a Contingent Valuation Model (CVM) to estimate benefits to three different types of users: Dirt Bike Riders, All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Riders, and 4-Wheel Drive (4x4) users. Using CVM we find the consumer surplus estimates to be between $87 and $207 per person per day, depending on model specification. This equates to a per summer per trail consumer surplus between $282,908.50 and $674,997.80, and a Larimer County OHV surplus per ...