Explore the most popular off road driving trails in Roosevelt National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Plane crash trail is closed as of last weekend. I don’t have much experience off-roading and thought Bunch school road was easy to moderate in my stock Tacoma TRD Off-road. Ironclads was challenging, and I was very glad to have a spotter with me. Very fun trail and definitely worth the drive from Denver.

on Gross Reservoir

hiking
9 days ago

Easy trail, reservoir was really pretty. Went early and saw no other day hikers only a few campers. Exposed trail , no real forest-covered walking. Great morning hike!

You can only make it up about a mile and a half before the snow drifts become to deep to pass will deffinately be back when the snows gone

Good hike. Don't let the beginning fool you, the last mile is a heck of an elevation gain. We were pooped by the end of it. Gorgeous views.

Parking is very limited so get an early start, especially during tourist season.

hiking
22 days ago

Trailhead is up Pole Hill Rd from GPS marker. Small unpaved parking lot before (seasonally) closed gated; stay to the sides and beware of your car’s underbelly. Our hike commenced around 9am and we only saw two other dogs and their people near the trailhead. The map incorrectly lists the hiking trails’ numbers. We never found 247/A and we had to use Apple Map’s satellite imaging to follow AllTrail’s loops. Great trail for humans and dogs alike. Good vistas, very natural, and fun challenges throughout.

off road driving
1 month ago

2017 Tacoma SR with 2 inch lift and 265/75/r16 KO2’s. No lockers. Most of it I could do with 2wd, until the 2nd Parking lot (intersects with sugarloaf). After that you can stay on a maintained trail or take the burly way. I’m not sure I could mtb up that section let alone take any vehicle. The 1st parking lot area that really looks like an open area with a few fire barriers made of rocks. From that area on there are some cool offshoots to play around with that are pretty easy but still a good practice. The maintained main trail is really just a bumpy dirt road that even a suburu can get into, except for maybe the snowdrifts.

off road driving
1 month ago

Great beginner trail, my first time today and I would say it was easy but very rocky and bumpy. Other than that great views and a great time

Great technical trail, lots of fun obstacles and was definitely a challenge with open diffs. Ran it on a warm weekend so the snow was melting but still proving to be icy in spots. The two main obstacles are both steep climbs. The first was a muddy start and finished with a rocky outcrop with a large boulder in the center. The second was a deep ravine filled with large rocks and deadfalls. They both had bypass trails. This trail was really fun because its all uphill on the way in, so you don’t have to worry about making it through a section and not being able to make it back. Awesome views and a few nice campsites at the top.

1987 Toyota 4Rnunner
3” lift
33” Mickey Thompson Baja MTZs
Smittybuilt XRC 9.5k winch

hiking
1 month ago

Nice 1 mile hike (2mi round trip) to the reservoir. Trail was nicely maintained with omly a few icy spots.

off road driving
1 month ago

It's close and easy to get to. Great camping on either end. Boulder County is awesome about marking the forestry roads.

off road driving
1 month ago

Winter is the best time for seven mile a lot more challenging and fun

off road driving
1 month ago

Ripped this on an ‘07 Grand Cherokee with no problems! Moderate traffic, but not bad at all. Have fun!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, lots of wildlife. Good trail year round for a nice, easy hike. Plenty of great spots for camping, moderate looking trail for 4x4 (steep and rocky in some parts). Will be returning with the jeep come summertime.

off road driving
2 months ago

Very easy to get to the resivor when the trail is open. First time had a lot of ruts but they got filled. Got there in a little Mazda car the second time.

off road driving
3 months ago

I have a previous review but I went back and redid the trail. I'd say I was probably angry this wasn't rated easy, and I'm not sure if i did the whole thing last time. I have a full video up if you'd like to take a look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF5Ch5fMuxs

07 ranger manual
bilsteins
13psi
33"
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

Great trail conditions. Hiked on 1/14/18. No snow pack or ice, just clear trail bottom to top. I have done this hike in Summer and Winter and it's a good day trip, takes about 3:45 depending on how long you linger at the summit. Steady, moderate climb with steeper terrain over the final 1/2 mile.

off road driving
3 months ago

Great beginner trail. Would rate as easy. Had areas on the edges of the trail with obstacles to tackle.

off road driving
3 months ago

Trail gate closed. Sign at trailhead said trail would close to vehicles Dec 1 but did not say when it would reopen. Looked like fun. Will return in the summer to try it.

off road driving
3 months ago

drove a stock subaru crosstrek and had zero issues. had a lil snow but nothing crazy. rocks were the biggest issue but most vehicles could maneuver it. should not be moderate difficulty

off road driving
3 months ago

Easy trail with a couple of very moderate trails to camping locations.
Views are decent.
Patches of snow, but dry for the most part.

The trail was fun. Did one of the side trails that provided a couple deep trenches and some large rocks..the TJ & JKUR had no problems reaching the top.
My only complaint is the trail is NOT marked when entering from the town of Rustic. Only thing marking the trail was a blank piece of plywood on a stick in the ground. Luckily we ran into a couple that told us that was the spot to turn. Other than that..a very easy trail for a couple of beginners in built Jeeps.

3 months ago

trail road was closed..

off road driving
3 months ago

Went two days ago. Challenging areas but very beautiful. I went in stock Renegade trailhawk she did great.

Did this one first time at night NO off road lights. stock yj. found lots of snow.

off road driving
4 months ago

Beautiful views with snow packed roads. 2003 Wrangler Sahara 31 inch tires no lift.

off road driving
4 months ago

Trails a lot of fun today.

off road driving
5 months ago

only thing hard on this trail is finding a fun offroad obstacle haha. smooth all the way to the parking lot where i found a honda accord had completed the trail i aired down for. there is one steep hill thats pretty long but pretty typical driveway in the foothills. at the end parking lot there is a gate and it seems to stop you about 90% of the way through the trail listed on alltrails. it does appear that the trail gets harder just after the gate but it can't be very long. anyway, very nice views of gross coming in, nice mountain views from up there and an easy trail that can be completed in just about anything. if you'd like to see some clips of this trail to get a feel or check out the other gross trail i have a video up at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-l-amh43TM

07 ranger manual
bilsteins
13psi
33"
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

off road driving
5 months ago

very easy trail, mildly bumpy. about a 4/10 on views, kind of a low elevation trail but still had snow and ice on it today. didn't do the whole trail because i used it as a point-to-point to get to gross reservoir. i have a little footage from the trail at the beginning of this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-l-amh43TM

only a couple clips at beginning from switzerland but you could get an idea of what its like for sure.

07 ranger manual
bilsteins
13psi
33"
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

off road driving
5 months ago

Stock Tacoma in the dark. Definitely not a hard trail. Moderate. Fun though, will go back when it snows.

Just got a 2017 Toyota Tacoma sr5 and wanted to take it for a spin. Had a great time. I must have taken the easier route because it was not that hard. I would give it an easy to moderate rating. Great fun. Planning to go back.

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