Horseshoe Mountain is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fairplay, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and off road driving and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
Take 4 Mile Creek Road off of Hyw. 285 south of Fairplay. Go up this road past 4 mile campground to where a road takes off to the left, up a hill. Follow this up to Horseshoe Basin and park were ever. A snow bank stays over part of the road until late July.
This is a off road trip that takes you up to a basin below Horseshoe Mt.. The road is good for high clearance vehicles. There is a tarn under Horseshoe Mt. and rocks with neat liken designs for great photo opps. The road continues up to some mine tailings.There are no trails, but you can hike the area.