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
10 hours ago

The scenery was very good and it’s always fun to be on the divide. The drive from Breckenridge was quick and the road is well maintained. Went up in in the Land Rover but could have made it with the Subaru. It was 90 degrees in Denver and a nice cool 65 degrees at the pass. If you’re looking for an off-road adventure this is not it, but if you want some spectacular views then do it. Will go again.

off road driving
1 day ago

Took the ATV to this area over the weekend. It was the perfect area for any offroad vehicle! However, there were 2 areas shortly after the gate where large rocks (about 1.5-2 ft in diameter fell on the center of the trail. We were able to sneak by on the ATV, but a regular sized vehicle would not be able to get past due to the narrowness around the rocks. Lots of trails in the area that we were able to explore. Wearymann Trail (which we orginally came to do) was completely overrun with a downhill stream. We took the ATV through the water (which was about 4 inches deep) to the first stream crossing (which was about 6-8 inches deep). We turned around because the water that overran the trail only looked to be getting deeper. Most of the trails in the area had snow remaining on them (between 30% coverage to 100% covered in snow). Will wait a little longer for the stream to die down and more snow to melt and then come back. :)

hiking
7 days ago

Went up on a Mother's Day hike to the Crystal Mill taking the low road in. I let the ladies return the same way, but I completed the Lead King Loop which goes up this road. Above 10,500ft things were still pretty snow-covered. Not impossible without, but wished I had brought my snowshoes. Feet got really wet, glad I brought extra pairs of socks.

The road was completely obscured by snow near the top, so I got a little lost and followed the Silver Creek watershed too far up, had to backtrack. Wasn't too hard.

Many creek crossings, maybe 6-7. I did see fresh bear tracks in the snow and mud about 1.5 miles up into Lead King Basin from the town of Crystal.

All in all, a beautiful hike despite the challenges and discomforts of the early springtime.

Love this app!!! Just what I was looking for!

snowshoeing
1 month ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our snowshoe hike along the mining road, but we only went as far as tree line due to weather coming in. We were the only ones on snowshoes, all other tracks were from skis and boards, winding off the trail through the woods. Beautiful views. Protected from the wind while below tree line. Parking was a bit difficult as the trail head is off a residential street. Moderate difficulty is accurate. Slow steady uphill climb.

on Boreas Pass Road

2 months ago

We hiked this in February. We did 12.5 miles. It was fantastic!! Amazing views!! Easy incline too

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Snowshoed out to Section House hut, trail is packed and visible. Skis or snowshoes are advised.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Accidentally went too far up Spruce Creek Road and missed the turn off to Crystal Creek Road. Cut back over on the Wheeler trail, which proved to be a gentler incline overall (for anyone looking for a less steep ascent). Made it about a half mile from lower crystal lake, at which point snow shoes were probably necessary (post-holing at least a couple of feet), and then promptly turned around when a bull moose entered the trail. The snow was too deep for bushwhacking around him, but views of the mountain ranges were pretty on the way back down. I know it’s tempting to allow your dogs off leash, but be careful out there with wildlife!

Great hike. I would recommend wearing snow shoes past the lake. Snow was somewhat compacted but some spots not so much and the snow was past my knees at some points

We took our ATVs up transfer trail to Windy point today it was fabulous challenging hard fun fantastic views Rocky and spots steep in spots winding if there’s everything really fun just got to pay attention and stay on point on your vehicle and it was a great time I do it again

off road driving
6 months ago

it so beautiful up there I loved it, it was amazing

off road driving
7 months ago

Great time with my son up there. There's a lot of traffic on the trail but overall it was a fun loop.

off road driving
7 months ago

Great scenic drive. This description was good until describing how to get to Georgia Pass. Failed to mention turning left toward Jefferson and turning right on 54 off 35.

off road driving
7 months ago

Easy trail, spectacular views, great day for a top down Jeep ride!

off road driving
7 months ago

AMAZING VIEWS!!! We saw a few animals, and even snow!

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked up today with surprise blue skies. We took the steeper road off to the right toward cabin. It's a good climb at that elevation, esp for us folks from sea level Seattle but well worth it !! Beautiful peaks right in front of you!! Pretty lake. Fantastic. Snow at the top and probably near the end of the season for this hike! Thanks beautiful Colorado ❤️

off road driving
7 months ago

Drove most of this trail in a Jeep Patriot. There is no way this trail is "easy", as it is very steep and dangerous. Road is fairly rocky all the way to the top. I would not go on this road alone again without a partner. You essentially scale the ski mountain all the way to the top for a spectacular view of Aspen!!! The reason I gave it a there is because it just a back and forth road up the side of the mountain.

8 months ago

Killer trail
mud rocks up hill down hill beautiful scenery.
well rounded trail!

Beautiful trail and beautiful views

Did this -many times in 70s- 80s -90s don't get any better. Check out the little lake on top the gem-it has ice all year. I believe is Siberia lake. Nice to see young ones have the same taste- once stayed till ran out of supplies-(15 days)

on Crystal Lake Trail

backpacking
8 months ago

We combined Crystal Lakes with Mohawk Lakes for a nice overnight hike; staying the night near Lower Crystal. Although "busy" for the holiday weekend Lower Crystal was still very serene. Great sunrise/sunset. We didn't make it to Crystal Peak as planned, but the trail looked like a good challenge.

Signs have just been added from I-70 to the parking lot, making getting to the trailhead much easier. Make sure you have a good map for the upper part of the trail, the lower part is easy to follow. Very pretty resivior at the top... there are several if you explore a bit.
. and wildflowers are great.

beautiful ride!!

off road driving
9 months ago

Beautiful pass overlooking Breckenridge. 4x4's will get up with ease

hiking
9 months ago

My 11 year old son and I did this trail in combination with Burro Trail and Warriors Mark trail from Warriors Mark neighborhood in Breckenridge. Long, but a lot of fun. didn't make it to the second Lake as it started snowing and sleeting.

off road driving
9 months ago

July 15th 2017.
Made it to Webster pass from Montezuma but Webster was snowed in on the south side, so went down from Webster Pass and up Radical Hill. Didn't make it all the way either as Radical was snowed in as well but did make it pretty close to the high point of the trail before stopping for a picnic and heading back down. Very beautiful views from Radical Hill.
Radical Hill lived up to it's name! Some good rocky areas that required a walk before attempting to pick out the best path. 4wd low was a must as was some added clearance.
A really good trail for off roading but not so much for beginners. Large sections of the trail are easy enough but then there are a couple areas that can be a bit really intimidating.
Need to go back so we can complete the trail this year!

1999 Jeep Wrangler, 3" lift, 33x12.5 tires, 4.0L 5 spd. Needed the clearance and the tires, didn't need to use the 9000# winch or unpin the the front sway. So a rocky ride but not a crazy one!

hiking
9 months ago

Hike is primarily on a dirt/rock road. Not many other hikers but a few SUV's and jeeps also using the road heading to the base of Peak 10. The view at the top once you get there is well worth the hike. The road/trail ends just prior to a climb of probably 300-400 feet to the summit and flag. No real trail to this so you would have to pick your way along the ridge of rocks to summit. We were satisfied with our 360 degree view and too tired and oxygen deprived to climb the additional 300-400 feet to the summit. Overall the hike was worthwhile due to the views at the highest point.

off road driving
9 months ago

Did Georgia pass today (08/14/2017) in an Outback. Went the North route (bypassed the Glacier ridge). Although the Subaru handled the rocky terrain flawlessly, I would not recommend it to anyone without more ground clearance and off road tires. There are some sketchy areas especially since rain started falling. Also, nearing the end there are many trails that intersect. Either know where you're going or have a detailed map. We made a couple of wrong turns and ended up on the trail much longer than planned.

hiking
9 months ago

I hiked this Aug 8th 2017. Great hike. Rained a little but it was beautiful.

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