Weston Pass

Buena Vista, Colorado 81228

Weston Pass

Weston Pass Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A beautiful drive along the south fork of the South Platte River. There are two forest service campgrounds on the east side of the pass plus numerous other camping places on both sides of the pass. On the whole, a pleasant drive over a relatively low 11,921-ft. pass.

Forest campground and many great dispersed camp spots along South Fork of South Platte River and Big Union Creek. Good fishing. Several hiking trails lead to the nearby Buffalo Peaks Wilderness. Wildflowers. ATVs permitted. In 1879 this was a busy stage coach route with hundreds of passengers making the trip to Leadville everyday. Suitable for passenger cars in good weather on the east side. High clearance is needed on the west side. Suitable for passenger cars in good weather on the east side. High clearance is needed on the west side."

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4WD Adventures: Colorado (Adler Publishing )
Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
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"Navigation along the Weston Pass route is a simple matter, and the road is suitable for cars—except for a couple of miles on the west side of the summit, where high clearance is preferable. Special Attractions: Attractive scenery along an easy 4WD trail; Access to a network of 4WD trails. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."

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Spectacular views; multiple private stream side camping sites.
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Trail Information

Buena Vista
Nearby City
26.8
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
ATVs and Dirt Bikes
Vehicles
Easy
Difficulty
1.5 to 2 hours
Duration
Spring through fall; when snow free
Season
Pike National Forest, San Isabel National Forest
Local Contacts
Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer; San Isabel National Forest map; Pike National Forest map; Trails Illustrated Leadville, Fairplay #110
Local Maps

Trail Log