Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1 Guide Book

by Charles A. Wells (FunTreks)
Guide to Colorado Backroads and 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol 1  by Charles A. Wells

285pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 096649766X

Whether novice or expert, you'll enjoy this clear, concise guide to Colorado's remote backcountry. It covers some of the most popular areas in Colorado including Ouray, Silverton, Lake City, Crested Butte, Aspen, Marble, Buena Vista, Monarch, Vail, Leadville, Fairplay, Breckenridge, Dillon, Idaho Springs, the Pikes Peak Region and the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Detailed trail descriptions, 83 maps, and over 425 photographs cover spectacular areas south of Interstate 70. Fifty trails are suitable for most stock SUV's. Includes GPS waypoints. Completely redone 2nd edition features 75 trails - 25 all new.

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Trails from the "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 75.
... Preview: Incredible views from 13,132-ft. Argentine Pass and top of McClellan Mountain. Don’t miss Santiago Mine and Ghost Town. (Caution: Mine is on private property. Stay on road and well away from buildings ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Georgetown, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 13.2
... Preview: Climb through the heart of beautiful Aspen Ski Area. At the summit of Aspen Mountain, have lunch at the Sundeck Restaurant with gondola-riding tourists or picnic at a separate picnic spot nearby. Afte ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Aspen, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 21.5
... Preview: A fun road that descends to a remote camp spot above Palmer Lake. Side road ends at wind-protected picnic spot at base of large rock outcrop. Views of front range from top of rock. Good ATV trail. Sta ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Monument, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 15.6
... Preview: This route features scenic, remote, and lesser-traveled backroads. Camp and fish at Baldwin Lakes. Great for ATVs, especially narrower Boulder Mountain. Staging at several wide spots near start. Rocky ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Saint Elmo, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: This route features incredible views from high above Red Mountain Pass and Telluride. Close-up views of historic mines and dramatic waterfalls. Pass by the top and bottom of spectacular Bridal Veil Fa ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Telluride, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: This trail is nationally known as perhaps the best hard-core trail in Colorado. The trail has many challenging obstacles that test the most experienced drivers and best equipment. You are rewarded at ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Blanca, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 15.6
... Preview: This route offers beautiful views the entire trip, especially at the start and finish. Historically significant. Once a railroad, converted to auto traffic in 1952. Scenic drive with historic stops, s ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Breckenridge, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 21.2
... Preview: At the start of the trail is the town of Animas Forks, gateway to the Alpine Loop, a nice place to get a close-up look at a well-preserved ghost town. Animas Forks was active between 1875 and the earl ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Silverton, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: This area is primarily used by four-wheelers, ATVs and dirt bikes. Hikers and mountain bikers find other places more appealing. The trail is open all year and receives comparatively small amounts of s ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Johnson Village, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 7.3
... Preview: This trail, combined with Engineer Pass, constitutes the famous Alpine Loop. The western half of the trip passes many historic points and climbs to outstanding views. Side trip up Wager Gulch takes yo ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Lake City, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 56.8
... Preview: This route runs through a beautiful valley close to Silverton offers great hiking, biking and fishing. Large open campgrounds along South Mineral Creek suitable for motorhomes. Spectacular climb to hi ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Silverton, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 16.2
... Preview: This scenic trail cuts through the heart of old mining country as it winds between Red Mountain No. 1 and No. 2. You may encounter large trucks on the lower half of the route because the area is still ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Silverton, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A unique east/west OHV route across Rampart Range that connects to many ATV and dirt bike trails in the Rampart Range Recreation Area. Camping, parking and fires in designated sites only. Day use only ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Sedalia, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 23.2
... Preview: An incredibly fun trail to drive with some of Colorado’s best scenery. You won’t be able to stop taking pictures. A side trip provides the easiest access to the top of Radical Hill where there’s a goo ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Montezuma, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 15.2
... Preview: Every year, thousands of tourists drive their SUVs to the famous Crystal Mill and the historic town of Crystal. Only the most serious four-wheelers continue up through the Devil’s Punchbowl. Drivers w ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Marble, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10.7
... Preview: Eagle Rock refers to the first half of the trail that climbs and merges with Mount Baldy at Deer Park. The route described here adds an exit route. This route passes through a remote area down the bac ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Colorado Springs, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: This trail, combined with Cinnamon Pass, constitutes the famous Alpine Loop. It is an exhilarating trip for drivers of all experience levels. There are many mines and points of historical interest alo ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Ouray, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: This trail has more historical significance than beauty. It ends at the famed Sunnyside Mine. Unfortunately, only foundations remain today. There is a large campground at Eureka Townsite at the base o ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Silverton, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: This route features outstanding dispersed camping with incredible views of the Collegiate Peaks. The northwest corner of the area has spaghetti-like network of roads that are fun to explore. Great are ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Buena Vista, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: This trail is an interesting backcountry shortcut to Breckenridge from Denver if you are looking for a little adventure and a change in routine. You can access some fairly remote highlands from the so ... From the guidebook "Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, Vol. 1"
Jefferson, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 23

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