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Carson Ghost Town OHV Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is best used from June until September.

Length 7.0 mi Elevation gain 2,188 ft Route type Out & Back

Ohv / off road driving

Historic site

No dogs

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Ernest Gallegos
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OHV/Off Road DrivingRocky

My daughter and I started up this trail on the south side we left CO 149 near South Clear Creek Falls campground and went passed Browns Lakes. We went to Pearl Lakes but found out that was private so, on a whim, we started up Carson Road (the sign says 24 miles to Lake City). It was a rough ride, but my Tacoma handled it well. We climbed up the south side in the evening and then down the north side in the dark. We say a bull moose and some deer.

Jeff Peltier
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OHV/Off Road Driving

We did the trail on 2 Sep 2019. You can see a lot of damage from the avalanches and rock slides from this winter's massive snow amounts. Very little traffic on the trail even during Labor Day.

Talley J
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Fun trail.

Danielle Adams
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OHV/Off Road Driving
Erin Theresa
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Went up in a jeep with a large pick-up following behind. Nice trail. Steep for the first few miles but levels out a bit near the top. Definitely needed 4WD low to get up the steeper climb. Road was dry that day but could see it becoming a muddy, slippery mess had it rained. Two water crossing but we went in June 2015, when there was still a lot of snowmelt. In fact the road over the divide was still closed and we could see a snowplow at work. Very cool town. Learned it was private land & the owners keep it open as long as there is no vandalism. But you can see many people have carved initials into the old wood, not respecting the wishes of the owners. That was disappointing. We are lucky the site is still open to tourists that brave the road.

Tina Cole
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dcarp carp
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Paul Kroeb
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Irene Enlow
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Ryon Donaldson
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Adrian Oldham
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Matt Kuykendall
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