off road driving
Short, fun family outing. Real adventure, but not overwhelmingly difficult. Kids will love exploring at the top. Views on a clear day. Foundation of old fire tower makes great spot for lunch. Good dispersed camping along the route. Lots of aspen for great fall color. Trail is open June 15 through Nov. 30, weather permitting. Room to unload unlicensed OHVs at the bottom. For current conditions call Roosevelt National Forest, Canyon Lake Ranger District at (970) 295-6700. This trail is mostly easy but it gets steeper as you climb. Rocky, rutted and muddy in places. Aggressive stock SUVs with good articulation and high ground clearance can do it with a little off-road driving experience.