Apex Road

Central City, Colorado 80427

Apex Road

Apex Road Professional Review and 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 interesting cemeteries just outside Central City. ATVs not allowed south of Apex.

A rocky, washboard surface with occasional muddy spots. When road is dry, it is suitable for all sport utility vehicles and some cars. Historic Apex buildings are private,take only photos. Impressive mountain views. Winding, gravel road much of the way."

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12/27/2009
My first US trail and a nice simple one with which to open. Some light snow to give it a little interest. My profile picture was taken here. Most 2-wheel drive cars with decent tyres could manage this one.
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7/12/2009
This is an interesting road to a small ghost town. (Yes I know that people live here, but it is still mostly abandoned) Unfortunately, most of the abandoned buildings have fallen victim to time, and little is left of them but foundations. There is very little beyond the town, going uphill, the road is closed with a gate. (which is why I only gave it two stars) I've gone up here a few times and have never seen the gate open. The best part of this drive is that it is a gateway to other, better, adventures. Take the left turn in town (it's the only turn, so it is hard to miss) and go up toward Kingston Mountain. If you are in a passenger car, go to the right and drop down into Tolland and the valley below Rollins Pass. If you have a high clearance vehicle, go left over Kingston Mountain.
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Trail Information

Central City
Nearby City
11.6
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
ATVs and Dirt Bikes
Vehicles
Easy
Difficulty
1-2 hours
Duration
Roosevelt National Forest
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated #103, DeLorme’s Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Nov 2018