Best Off-Highway Drives in Colorado

This list represents the most popular off-highway drives in Colorado. Use this list to plan your next Colorado off-highway drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R. R. View Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    •  Difficulty
    •  2 hours
    •  14.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R.. is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National ...

  • #2 Engineer Pass Road View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Ouray, CO

    •  Difficulty
    •  3 hours or more
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    Engineer Pass Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Juan County, Hinsdale County, and Ouray County, Colorado. It is within Uncompahgre ...

  • #3 Pole Hill View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  1-2 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This small 4-wheel-drive area is one of the best-kept secrets in northern Colorado. Connected loops offer a variety of terrain that is fun to ...

  • #4 Mount Baldy View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Colorado Springs, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 hours or more
    •  12.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Short, convenient drive to high point above Colorado Springs. An exhilarating backcountry experience with great views of the front range. Unlicensed ...

  • #5 Mount Herman and Rampart Range Road View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Monument, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  36 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail starts in Garden of the Gods Park and climbs to Rampart Reservoir where you find great hiking, mountain biking, camping, boating, and ...

  • #6 Old Flowers Road (FDR 152) View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Fort Collins, CO

    •  Difficulty
    •  1.5-2 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Old Flowers Road (FDR 152) is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 4.8 ...

  • #7 Black Bear Pass View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Telluride, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This route features incredible views from high above Red Mountain Pass and Telluride. Close-up views of historic mines and dramatic waterfalls. ...

  • #8 Oh-My-God Road View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Idaho Springs, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  1 hour
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Route passes through historic mining country and ghost town of Russel Gulch on way to popular gambling towns. Route described here, going up, ...

  • #9 Rollins Pass East View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Rollinsville, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  3-4 hours
    •  40 miles
    •  Guide

    Rollins Pass Road, also known as the Moffat Road, follows the course of an historically significant railroad route. It is one of the most popular ...

  • #10 Apex Road View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Central City, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  1-2 hours
    •  11.6 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #11 Mosquito Pass View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Leadville, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  13.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the highest pass road in Colorado open to travel. Views from the 13,185 foot summit are impressive on a clear day. Legal side roads can ...

  • #12 Jones Pass View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Empire, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2-3 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    A relatively good road surface given the high altitude at pass. Stunning 360° views from top. Not heavily traveled despite its easy access from ...

  • #13 Loch Lomond View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Idaho Springs, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  1 hour
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Short, beautiful drive to picturesque lake near timberline. Photogenic stream with seasonal wildflowers along upper portion of route. Hike short ...

  • #14 Black Bear Pass Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Telluride, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2.5 hours
    •  25.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The one-way Black Bear Pass Trail is one of the more difficult 4WD trails included in this book. It can be dangerous and has claimed many lives ...

  • #15 Clear Lake View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Silverton, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 hours
    •  16.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This route runs through a beautiful valley close to Silverton offers great hiking, biking and fishing. Large open campgrounds along South Mineral ...

  • #16 Kingston Peak View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Idaho Springs, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2-3 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Most of this route is above timberline with outstanding 360degree views much of the way. Several fourteeners can be seen from the top, including ...

  • #17 Dakan Road/ Long Hollow Road View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Sedalia, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  3 to 4 hours for all options
    •  23.2 miles
    •  Guide

    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, ...

  • #18 Rollins Past West View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Winter Park, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  4-6 hours
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    Scenic route follows an old railroad grade used prior to the existence of the Moffat Tunnel. You can reach the Needle’s Eye Tunnel and east side ...

  • #19 Caribou 4WD Route View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    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. ...

  • #20 Balanced Rock Road View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Monument, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives 
    •  Difficulty
    •  2.5 to 3 hours for all options
    •  15.6 miles
    •  Guide

    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. ...