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Last Dollar 4x4 Road

EASY 10 reviews
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Last Dollar 4x4 Road is a 20.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Placerville, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

20.6 miles
3,015 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving


bird watching



wild flowers


Wonderful family SUV trip This scenic ranchland and forest backroad is a great alternative to the paved drive between Ridgway and Telluride. You'll see abundant wildflowers through early summer, great fall color and stunning mountain views. Enjoy camping, hiking and mountain biking. Unlicensed vehicles are allowed on this road. Plan plenty of time to visit Telluride, a great summer destination. Be prepared for congestion in town during frequent special events. Information can be found at the visitor center on the west end of town. High Point 10,600 ft. Best time to go: Mid June-Sept. Located in Uncompahgre National Forest. For current conditions call Norwood Ranger District (970) 327-4261. Rutted dirt road suitable for high-clearance, 2-wheel-drive vehicles when dry. Slick clay can be impassable when wet even for 4-wheel-drive vehicles.

off road driving
4 months ago

Great for 1st time off-roaders with no real intimidating sections and amazing views. Aspens are beautiful in fall and there is an expansive overlook about 9 miles from the highway entrance off 550 near Ridgeway.

Another mile past the overlook you can find Alder Creek Trailhead that leads to a wonderful hike through the woods and meadows. The trail is not easily identifiable in some spots and connects with several abandoned logging roads so be sure to bring adequate supplies and a trail map/compass.

Go slow & enjoy the views on an easy winding road through the mountains. Road is possible w/o 4WD, but for the off road portion I would not recommend it unless you want some body damage...a couple minor water crossings and bumpy secrions with lots of rocks would make the trip unpleasant in a 2WD in my opinion. if it has rained 4WD would be best for steep muddy spots.

6 months ago

The best easy/moderate trail for factory 4x4 vehicles!

off road driving
9 months ago

Nice drive. Used 4 low just to control speed on down hill but not necessary. Dry right now so little of the mud mentioned in previous years. Millions of aspen so expect it is amazing in September.

9 months ago

Very scenic with lots of wildflowers. Easy trail 90% of the way even in 1 ton SRW 2WD. One spot a few miles from the Telluride overlook was a little steep and rocky requiring staying on the brakes for a slow crawl down ~ 1 mile stretch. Really rough on a new brake job. At the cattleguard, beware the attack ptarmigan. Stopped to check it out standing in the road and it was all over me. Even wanted to get in the truck. It let me pick it up for some pics. Would be great in 4WD with low range or ATV/UTV for that 1 small spot.

scenic driving
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Beautiful views!

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off road driving
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off road driving
9 months ago

off road driving
Friday, July 28, 2017