Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails Guide Book

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

194pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0966497686

Whether novice or expert, you'll enjoy this clear, concise guide to Colorado's remote backcountry. New Northern title replaces previous Volume 2. Total of 45 trails - 23 all new. Detailed trail descriptions, 51 maps and over 240 photos cover spectacular area north of Interstate 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. GPS Waypoints.

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Trails from the "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 45.
... Preview: Adams Lake is very secluded and scenic with great camping. Remote location and steep climb to lake keeps traffic to minimum. Massive network of roads to west goes all the way to Rifle and Meeker. A fu ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Dotsero, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 16.2
... Preview: A scenic drive from Central City to historic Apex and beyond. A few people still live in Apex, so it is not considered a ghost town. There are interesting cemeteries just outside Central City. ATVs no ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Central City, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: Remote area with little traffic. See historic site of Teller City with numerous cabin ruins scattered across wide area. Short hike required to see Baker Pass. Much of hike is flat until final climb to ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Fort Collins, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: You’ll pass the well-preserved Conqueror Mine on your way to a network of fun backroads. Seasonal wildflowers and great high-elevation views. One side trip goes to a small, serviceable cabin (see map ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Idaho Springs, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This road was once an important route between Steamboat Springs and Walden. It now serves as a quiet backcountry getaway to several Forest Service campgrounds and fishing lakes. Colorful seasonal wild ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Steamboat Springs, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 15.4
... Preview: Relaxing summer drive from popular Winter Park. Ends at Byers Peak Hiking Trail. Enjoy hiking, biking and camping. Many ATV trails. Mostly graded roads. Suitable for high-clearance, 2-wheeldrive vehic ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Winter Park, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 14.2
... Preview: Fun route for stock vehicles with a variety of challenges. Trail sometimes doesn’t open until late June or early July depending upon winter snowpack. Route skirts eastern border of Indian Peaks Wilder ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Boulder, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Popular fishing destination. One spur goes to Chinns Lake and Sherwin Lake, another to larger Fall River Reservoir. Great camping around Chinns Lake. ATVs are allowed on entire road. No parking at sta ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Idaho Springs, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: High, spectacular views as you climb. Campgrounds have picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets. Recommend short side trip to Deep Creek Overlook with views into high-walled canyon. Coffee Pot Road ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Dotsero, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 54
... Preview: Route follows portion of Stock Driveway, an old cattle trail. See mining equipment and cabin ruins at Elkhorn Mine then drive over top of Elkhorn Mountain at 9,550 ft. Great views as you descend. Fun ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Steamboat Springs, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: The first part of the trail weaves up and down tightly through the forest then levels out as it crosses several long meadows. Part of the trail follows the western border of the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Steamboat Springs, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 14.4
... Preview: Most of route is through dense trees with limited views. First part of trail passes three lakes. Long, remote trip. ATVs allowed but muddy. No major obstacles but very muddy. Latest route bypasses dee ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Fort Collins, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 19.2
... Preview: Handy shortcut from Coffee Pot Road, Trail #39, to Transfer Trail #42. Highlight of trip is Grizzly Cow Camp with original cabins in various states of repair. Old furniture is still scattered about. P ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Dotsero, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: Outstanding views from both Hahns Peak and Farwell Mountain on a clear day. The road up Hahns Peak does not go all the way to top, but the views are still outstanding. Colorful seasonal wildflowers al ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Steamboat Springs, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 3.9
... Preview: A variety of challenges with scenic camp spots along the route. Camp and park at both ends of the trail. The east end has a larger camping area. Several marked side roads to explore. Great trail for A ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Estes Park, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 11.7
... Preview: A relatively good road surface given the high altitude at pass. Stunning 360° views from top. Not heavily traveled despite its easy access from Denver. ATVs are allowed on main road but not on side ro ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Empire, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The trail climbs steeply out of the Cache La Poudre River Valley and winds for a considerable distance across a high ridge with beautiful views of the Mummy Range on a clear day. Noted obstacles inclu ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Fort Collins, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: Most of this route is above timberline with outstanding 360degree views much of the way. Several fourteeners can be seen from the top, including Longs Peak to the north and Mt. Evans to the south. Imm ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Idaho Springs, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: Popular hardcore area with choice of many difficult routes. Stay on marked routes at all times. Abuses could result in trail closure. Open to ATVs and dirt bikes. (Note: For safety reasons, shooting a ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Boulder, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: Short, beautiful drive to picturesque lake near timberline. Photogenic stream with seasonal wildflowers along upper portion of route. Hike short distance to waterfall at northwest corner of lake. More ... From the guidebook "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Idaho Springs, CO - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 4.6

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