As members of the American public who operate four wheel drive vehicles to access the inspiring scenery of our mountains, deserts, forests, and all the other back country areas of the nation, we will:
Leave the land and its vegetation as we found it. Help conserve plant life and soil integrity by limiting travel to established roads and trails. Avoid cutting switchbacks and driving through meadows, which will leave permanent scars.
Protect the history of the nation by not disturbing old mining camps, ghost towns and other historical or archaeological values.
Respect and help protect the rights and property of miners, ranchers, fishermen, hikers, hunters, bicyclists and other recreationists.
Accept the responsibility of keeping the backcountry beautiful by packing out litter regardless of who left it there.
Extend to those we meet friendship, courtesy and tolerance, as these values are necessary as well as contagious.
Assure, that in all our endeavors, safety is a prime consideration.
Make every effort to apprise ourselves of the ecology, geology, and the history of our environment so that we may fully appreciate and protect our national heritage.
To the best of our ability, educate others by example and deed.