Explore the most popular off road driving trails in White River 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.

off road driving
22 days ago

Unique trail, no challenging spots unless your not paying attention.....We drove up it until the last switch back (4) counting mill because there was a snow drift over the road. On snow and ice will challenge your nerves for sure.. ‘16 4runner. Nitto Terra Grapplers.

off road driving
1 month ago

Amazing views! First time driving this road. Made the whole trek from Breck to Como. Was a bit worried at first as my SUV is only front wheel drive but it handled the snow (couple of inches) and mud without a problem. Next time I make the trip, I think I’ll start the trip at Como to be able to take in the sunset behind Breck and have dinner and drinks in town when it’s over.

Beautiful views!

Nice trail. Active service road. A bit of a nuisance to have pickups coming by while on the trail.

The ride up was spectacular!

off road driving
1 month ago

Beautiful views around every corner. The stretch along the Crystal river is rough with lots of sharp rocks.

off road driving
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Pretty easy driving. High clearance necessary.

This trail was so much fun on 09/17/18.
I think what made it so much fun was because I got lost on this mountain so many times . I didn't even mean to do this trail but somehow got on it. Get lost up there and have fun.

on Bald Mountain Trail

hiking
2 months ago

I drove my rental AWD about 0.8 miles up the dirt road, until it got steep and I saw a place to park off-road. Most AWD should be able to reach the third hairpin curve (goes left) counting the first at the mill. There's room for a few cars there, and some deep ruts after that. Being a road, the hiking is never really steep. As a 69-yr-old flatlander, I only reached the gate at 12,752 and returned, but the trail continues much higher up the significant mountain. Saw 1 other hiker, 5 bikers, and 6 vehicles on the road. Good views, but not super.

Easy drive and beautiful views. I haven't seen any reviews mentioning the NARROW ROAD. So be aware the road is very narrow in some areas with room for only one vehicle at a time and not a lot of space to pull off. Because we were unaware of the narrowness of it we drove up in our Raptor which is WIDE. Not very many courteous people drive through there and most don't have road etiquette and didn't even attempt to make room even though WE were on the cliff side. Other than that the ride was beautiful and we saw the beautiful Fall Aspens.

off road driving
2 months ago

We did this in a stock Rubicon. This was a very easy dirt road on the lower portion, and got a bit more challenging on the upper third of the trail, with tight switchbacks. Longer vehicles will be challenged. The views were a amazing! We will be doing this again!

off road driving
2 months ago

Excellent trail. A little scary going down the back of Webster pass (on your way to the start of Red Cone) as if gets a little narrow in one specific spot but other then that it was an excellent trail with some great fall colors!
We did air down which made the ride a lot smoother and a little easier in the narrower spots. Also, the water in the river was low at the beginning of the trail.
Wasn’t too crowed when we went on Saturday . I love this trail!

Hiked 9/15/18. Add this to your Fall colors to-do list! Understand, there are zero trees on this hike. But there are a bazillion willow bushes that light up, and unlike aspens, they actually get some orange too. And there are plenty of aspens along the drive in. The wide open gulch gives you expansive views above and below. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. And the lake is very peaceful.

on Boreas Pass Road

scenic driving
2 months ago

I usually drive this road several times a year, but Autumn eye-candy is always the best. Heads-up folks - the conditions in the high country are soo dry that with everyone on the road, kicking up dust, visibility was extremely poor. There were many sections were I couldn't even take a pic because of how thick the dust was. My advice, go really early in the morning. Even later in the evening is busy.

hiking
2 months ago

There's little on Crystal Peak - that's what I'll concentrate on.

As you are hiking toward Upper Crystal Lake on the single-track trail, you'll see a cairn on the right and a dirt trail. At this point, you're about 0.5 miles from the upper lake. The AllTrails recording reflects the trail with the dashed line.

There is a trail part way to Crystal Peak - to the saddle. You can also see it on google maps satellite.

Turn right, briefly hike up, you'll see one or two more cairns. The trail temporarily disappears as you head left and cross a few rocks - maybe 10 - 15 yards - and you'll pick up the trail again. Trail takes you to the saddle - left is Crystal Peak, right Peak Ten.

As you head to Crystal Peak, there is a semblance of a trail in the beginning. Eventually, it's all rocks - class 2 scramble/limited exposure. Your choice - stick with poles or put them in the backpack and put on your gloves as you climb to the peak.

Gloves came in handy for the rock scramble. Beautiful views!

off road driving
2 months ago

Sep 4, 2018 rode a stock Honda CRF 250L to within 1/4 mile of the upper lake and stopped. Great ride overall. Saw a sheep near the end and stopped to let him graze right to me. Fun! After that I turned around. The upper lake section of trail becomes increasingly difficult for a so-so offroad bike. I was glad to turn around and in fact had some difficulty doing even that since the trail was traversing a steep rocky slope and offered no wider spot to use. Fine FINE ride though to high alpine area. Getting to the lower lake was a piece of cake (and I saw a decent mule deer buck on the way there). I went early on a week day and there was no one else there.

Great views of Breck. Aspen Trees and starting to turn gold. Directions on how to get to the trail head are not so good.

off road driving
2 months ago

Have done Webster Pass the last two years. Numerous times. Always a good trail. Nothing too technical until you start climbing the pass. Because it is so narrow and right on the cliff side. But this pass stays open all summer and fall and part of spring. Would not recommend Red Cone unless you are hardcore and have some really good brakes. Good views and moderate wheeling.

hiking
2 months ago

4.5 - love any opportunity to get outside. Hiked on Labor Day and experienced our first snowflakes of the season. Saw a group of mountain goat ~10 with 3 babies. Great way to see Breck from above and enjoy some fresh air and views. We drove up the rocky road a bit passed an old mine so only ended up hiking around ~6miles out and back; at this point you are out of the trees and there is full sun exposure so be prepared.

off road driving
2 months ago

This was a great trail. Did this with probably about 8-10 rigs. Lower portion is easy and it's cool to be able to drive past some superchairs. Upper portion does get a bit harder and there are some narrow roads with narrow switchbacks. Definitely worth it to go to the top and you walk the last couple hundred feet to the summit. You have to do it

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked up with my school this year for our challenge hike. It was amazing! I’m not fit and don’t do a ton of hiking at all, but I made it to the top! The view was incredible and so was the wind! I thought my friend was going to just blow right of the mountain! Thankfully we held on. Definitely some false summits which can be frustrating but it keeps the excitement going! Great experience would totally do it again!

off road driving
2 months ago

ok we took this road on accident in our 04 jeep tj with 4inch lift 35 tires. views were great & road was good until we got to the bottom by waterfall. then it was rocky with really sharp rocks all over with no way to avoid them. a fun jeep trail & it woulda been alot beter if we had another vehicle with us because we saw no one else. dont do this trail alone because if u breakdown u are way out there! i wld do again but i wld camp at the top & go with another vehicle!

off road driving
2 months ago

Drove my 2016 4Runner Limited up this trail and it was a blast. I would rate it as easy. The views were great and it was so fun to drive up the slope. When we got to the top of the lift area we continued onto Little Annie Rd and went all the way down to Castle Creek Rd and took that back into Aspen.

off road driving
2 months ago

Lower portion just partially rocky mostly dirt county road, upper portion gets much more rocky and steeper and I would rate the upper portion on the higher side of Moderate. Stock Jeeps should have no problem if you are familiar with off roaring. Larger Trucks and SUVs might have to do a 3-point on some of the switch backs. Overall for my 4 person family in my slightly upgraded Wrangler it was a very fun drive with some great views of all the Breck peaks and the town from the top. Will do it again for sure.

great views and worth the effort to get to the top!

on Boreas Pass Road

hiking
3 months ago

One of the best 'Colorado Gold' Autumn spectator roads to travel. Great old mining dredges too.

off road driving
3 months ago

Does not allow ATVs on the trail because it’s still classified as a county road. All trails needs to better distinguish between OHV allowed and HV.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a beguiling Trail we took our 11 and 12 year old children. The rating said moderate, okay. It was a Jeep road, okay. All features pointing to a decent hike. But I’d say this was more difficult than its rating. Jeep road was very rocky and it was steeper than we realized. True to the other reviews there were several false summits so we were prepared to go the distance. Trail says 8.1 mikes( we clocked 9.6. Yes we went all the way to the top. And the altitude slowed us down. The kids liked the wide open spaces and he fact that they had a sense of where the finish line was. Just when you think you’ve reached the top there is another rocky peak. The views were outstanding! We could see across Breckenridge. It took us about 5 hours moving and 6 total hours. Dad loved it; Dad rates it a 5 for high elevation and something tough. Kids said Mom was dead weight. (Altitude slowed her down) All in all we are proud of making it to the top. Thanks Colorado for this opportunity.

This was not difficult. We did Baldy Peak the day before and that was difficult. I’d put this in he moderate side. This trail spends a lot of time on a Jeep road with decently packed rocks. I always forget we can drive up much higher to the Trail head than getting caught with all the traffic at spruce lake to Mohawk Trail Heads.

Crystal lakes gives you jeep roads, thru the forest, above tree line to the truly crystal clear lakes. Now I understand how they get their names. They are beautiful lakes. We went up to the second lake. Once at the first lake, take the trail to the right to go tot the second lake. Don’t be fooled by the trails you can see on your top left, it’s just a turn around.

Going up to the second lake took 46-51 minutes more. We had our 11 and 12 year old with us. There was one part up to the second lake where we slowed bc of elevation. But you’re soon there and it well worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Saw a couple trucks driving up Chihuahua road, we hiked just as fast. Water was low so no wet feet for us. Pretty views the whole way, lots of different kinds of wildflowers. Not busy!!!

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