Deadman Road

EASY 3 reviews
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Deadman Road is a 22.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

22.9 miles
2,739 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving


trail running




wild flowers


Most of this road can be done in 2-wheel drive, except during adverse weather conditions. Deadman Road is a major county road that provides access to many OHV roads in the Red Feather Lakes area. Unlicensed vehicles cannot ride on the road, but much free camping is available, so people tow in and camp near their favorite OHV trail. The road is closed in the winter from Dec. 1 through June 14. Located in Roosevelt National Forest. For current conditions call Canyon Lakes Ranger District (970) 295-6700. Wide, dusty and rocky in places, but generally traffic moves swiftly. Intermittent road damage is very common until the road dries out, usually by midsummer.

off road driving
2 months ago

Went up and down Trails 501.3 and 309 which are well established trails for vehicles equipped with ground height; Would think any SUV or Outback can get up the trail without scrapping, go slow over the water bars and take your time with the few rock scrambles. Each of these trails have campsites with pits and check with local/county fire restrictions. These are before the gate and this section of road has plenty of spots for (cars) camping without needing to go "off road".

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Great, need 2 flashlights for safety!

Thursday, March 28, 2013