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GUIDE TO
Northern Colorado Backroads &
4-Wheel Drive Trails

by Charles A. Wells

45 Trails • 51 maps • over 240 photos • 188 pages
Plus GPS Waypoints

Easy, Moderate and Difficult
Northern Colorado Backroad Driving Adventures

New Northern title replaces previous Volume 2. Total of 45 trails—23 all new. Everything redriven and updated using GPS. Improved trail descriptions, 51 maps and over 240 photos cover popular areas north of I-70. Trails near Denver, Boulder, Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park, Idaho Springs, Vail, Kremmling, Grand Lake, Glenwood Springs and Steamboat Springs. Thirty trails suitable for most stock sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks. Details and photos added for ATVs and dirt bikes, allowed on 40 trails.

Contents

Table of Contents
Page
Topic
6
Trails Listed by Area
7
Statewide Locator Map
8
Trails Listed By Difficulty, Ratings Defined
10
Trails Listed Alphabetically and Author's Favorites
11
Introduction
12
How to use this book
13
Selecting the right trail for your vehicle
14
ATVs and Dirt Bikes
15
Important facts about Colorado
16
Rules of the road
18
Safety tips
20
Your responsibilities as a backcountry driver
21
Backcountry driving techniques
29
Other Activities
30
Map Legend
31
The Trails (Individual trails listed on next page)
32
Area 1- Fort Collins, Loveland, Estes Park, Walden
64
Area 2- Boulder, Longmont, Nederland, Grand Lake
88
Area 3- Winter Park, Central City, Idaho Springs, Empire
130
Area 4- Steamboat Springs, Hahns Peak, Columbine
136
Area 5- Glenwood Springs, Vail, Silverthorne, Kremmling
165
Appendix
166
GPS Basics
170
GPS Coordinates
174
Glossary
175
References & Reading
177
Addresses & Phone Numbers
181
Index
186
Author's original guidebook

188

 
About the Author

 

240 Photos


Old Fall River Road

45 Trails
(Listed Alphabetically)

Complete Trail Listing

(E) =  Easy
(M) = Moderate
(D) =  Difficult

AREA 1
Fort Collins, Loveland, Estes Park, Walden
1. North Sand Hills (E)
2. Montgomery Pass (M)
3. Baker Pass (M)
4. Green Ridge Road (D)
5. Kelly Flats (D)
6. Old Flowers Road (E)*
7. Moody Hill (M)
8. Old Fall River Road (E)*
9. Storm Mountain (D)
10. Pole Hill (M)
11. Pierson Park Road (M)
12. Johnny Park Road (D)

AREA 2
Boulder, Longmont, Nederland, Grand Lake

13. Stillwater Pass (E)
14. North Supply Creek (M)
15. Plane Crash, Ironclads (D)
16. Middle St. Vrain, Coney Flats (D)
17. Miller Rock (D)
18. Lefthand Canyon (D)
19. Switzerland Trail (E)*
20. Caribou 4WD Route (M)

AREA 3
Winter Park, Central City, Idaho Springs, Empire
21. Byers Peak (E)
22. Rollins Pass West (E)
23. Rollins Pass East (E)
24. West Magnolia (E)
25. Apex Road (E)
26. Moon & Gamble Gulches (M)
27. Kingston Peak (M)
28. Loch Lomond (M)
29. Chinns Lake (M)
30. Yankee Hill Road (M)
31. Oh-My-God Road (E)*
32. Jones Pass (E)
33. Bill Moore Lake (D)
34. Red Elephant Hill, Empire Loop (D)

AREA 4
Steamboat Springs, Hahns Peak, Columbine
35. Ellis Jeep Trail (D)
36. Elkhorn Mountain (D)
37. Hahns Peak, Farwell Mountain (M)
38. Buffalo Pass (E)

AREA 5
Glenwood Springs, Vail, Silverthorne, Kremmling
39. Coffee Pot Road (E)
40. Adams Lake (D)
41. Grizzly Jeep Trail (D)
42. Transfer Trail (M)
43. Trough Trail (D)**
44. Williams Peak Road (E)
45. Red & White Mountain (M)


*Closed to ATVs and dirt bikes. See individual trail description and page 14 for complete explanation.
**Not suitable for ATVs, too difficult.

 


For each trail there is a specially prepared detailed Trail Map

Trail Photos

and

Discussion Including:

Location
Difficulty
Features
Time & Distance

(How many miles and how many hours to allow for the trip)
To Get There
(Directions to the trail head)
Trail Description
(including mileages to key points)
Return Trip
Services
(nearest gas stations etc.)
Other Activities
Historical Highlights
Maps
(Forest Service, Trails Illustrated, and DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer)

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