Weston Pass is a 26.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fairplay, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible from June until October.
off road driving
From Hwy. 285, south of Fairplay, or from Hwy. 24 south of Leadville,take the road that has a sign Weston Pass.
Beautiful drive, especially in the fall. tons of aspens on the Fairplay side. Nothing requiring very high clearance.
Fun trip - easy enough for beginners as long as you are aware and don't mind backing up when you meet a vehicle. A bit rocky in places but overall in pretty good shape. Drove a Jeep Willys edition and never needed 4wd.
My Subaru Forester made it!! Take it very slow on West side!
Scenic road over the Mosquito Range from south of Fairplay,to the south of Leadville. Also a good place to take fall aspens.
A light trail that is great for beginners and light SUV's, Not as much dispersed camping as I expected but some below the pass. There are great views on both sides of the past as well as at the pass. at one point just past the pass on the west side there is a 4x4 trail that goes up to an old gold mine, this is a bit more challenging trail that requires a little more expertise and high clearance.
We drove this trail in a Toyota FJ. As the guidebook says, the east side did not require 4 wheel drive but the west side was a little rougher although easy by off-road standards. We really enjoyed this drive as the road follows water most of the way. There were numerous beaver damns and some great mountain views. The primitive campground toward the beginning of trail looked very nice right along the river. We would definitely drive this road again and consider camping somewhere along the way.