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Moody Hill OHV Route [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Roosevelt National Forest

Moody Hill OHV Route [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 18.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 18.5 mi Elevation gain 4,484 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Camping

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Scenic driving

Bike touring

Bird watching

Ohv / off road driving

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Snow

Private property

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The trail begins and ends with fun rocky climbs starting on Forest Road #513. Dispersed camping at various points along the route. The road to Crystal Mountain crosses a patchwork of private land. Stay on the route shown here at all times to avoid landowner conflicts. Gates open June 15 and close Nov. 30 under normal conditions. For current conditions call Roosevelt National Forest, Canyon Lakes Ranger District at (970) 295-6700. Steep, rocky sections are easier with lockers, but most high-clearance, short-wheel-based 4x4s can manage the trail if the driver has some offroad experience.

For current conditions call Roosevelt National Forest, Canyon Lakes Ranger District at (970) 295-6700.

Forest most of the way. If you exit north from Point #5, please be aware that you are passing through mostly private property. Landowners have been trying to get this section of road closed to outsiders for many years. Please stay on the road at all times and pass through slowly and quietly. There's a big gate at the bottom. We've never found it closed, but should this happen, return to Point #5 and go out the way you came in. Trail conditions can change without notice. FunTreks, Inc. and its owner and employees are not responsible for injury, death, or vehicle damage as a result of using this guide. The content of this guide is the property of FunTreks, Inc. and is made available to the user pursuant to EveryTrail's Terms of Service (http://www.everytrail.com/tos.php).

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Recordings (39)
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Tony Hopman
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Trail is open. Watch out for the “gatekeeper” at .3 (large rock obstacle). Other than that trail is a blast, but ends at 7.3 to a closed gate. Lots of side spurs to check out and views to enjoy.

Ken Sandberg
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OHV/Off Road DrivingRocky

A nice shaded trail with a lookout atop Moody Hill. We didn’t do the whole trail, turned around shortly after moody hill. There’s a couple of large rocks to go over which turned out fine in my Jeep Rubicon. A variety of wildflowers along the way with even a few columbine.

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Josh Stephens
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I wasnt able to get past the large rock part of the way up the trail in my stock pro-4x xterra, but up to that point the trail was a blast. I dont recommend having to back down sections of the trail haha

Christian Baughman
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OHV/Off Road Driving

it's open

Jeremy Jones
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Is this trail open yet

Marc Dekkers
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Closed, as of today. One of my favorites, can’t wait for it to open.

Kelin Laing
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Trail was closed as of today.

Matt Henry
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Gate to crystal lake is closed. I took 44 out to avoid going down that crazy ledge towards the beginning of the trail. Got up it in my 2014 tundra w/2.5” lift on 33’s.

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Leonard B.
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OHV/Off Road DrivingPrivate property

Trail to Crystal Lake closed, Found a couple of good camping spots though.

Marialina L.
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OHV/Off Road DrivingPrivate propertyRocky
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Grayson Brunner
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OHV/Off Road Driving

pretty rocky. decent trail, but the trail to Crystal lake was closed off.

Nicholas Albright
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OHV/Off Road DrivingRocky

Loved this trail - the quarry is an excellent playground for those seeking a bit more adventure. Completed the trail and climbed the quarry in a nearly stock Wrangler with 33's.. After hitting a few of the MOAB trails this is exactly what I needed a bit closer to home.

Matthew Woolly
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OHV/Off Road Driving

We hit Moody Hill this weekend. We were more limited by time than trail difficulty, so we only went up about halfway and turned back. There is a decent rock shelf to climb at the beginning. We did it in a '19 4Runner with K02s, no extra lift. No scraping issues, just pick a line and go for it. Going back down that shelf was more sketchy than going up, especially since the rocks were a little wet. Really pretty country back there, I would definitely do this trail again when I have time to run to the end.

Lester Oliver
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Great trail but very short for side by sides. If you have a rzr or something only plan on being there for a couple hours before you run out of trails to do. Gorgeous view on the top of the hill.

Josh Sunderman
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OHV/Off Road DrivingRockyWashed out

Good trail lots of challenges and good terrain. It's pretty washed out in some areas but I had no issues with a Jeep TJ with a 2.5 inch left.

Colin Erskine
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We ran Moody Hill in the rain, mud, and gravel. I only had to turn on my rear lockers twice. I had some great direction by a few members especially on the first rock shelf. It was nice watching people run up the quarry lines, the green Jeep made it look easy while everybody else had to get winched up the last big shoot. Connor Bowlin had a rough second part of the afternoon but he came out without a scratch except for his FJ. Great job everyone.

Frederick Schlabach
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HikingPrivate propertySnow

Nobody on the trail. I'm young and in pretty good shape but thought it was quite the workout. Maybe tougher than moderate

George Stolz
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OHV/Off Road Driving

First half mile is the toughest, good scenery. Crystal Mountain Trail (at the end of Moody) is closed, but the Private Road back to Buckhorn gets you back without backtracking.

jason k
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10-4-18 trail is blocked by a couple big trees that have fallen down. also right after the entrance somebody shot skeet and didnt bother to pick up at least 20 to 30 bright yellow shotgun shells. classy... :(

erik born
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OHV/Off Road Driving

it was fun until the road got to steep. I tried to do this in a can am 850 outlander but didn't make it to the end. ended up rolling the atv. it was still fun.

Kc McNierney
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Fun trail. Was a little tuff at the beginning but also challenging and not to hard. Had 33’s with a 4” lift in my 2001 Jeep wrangle. Took that trail like a champ.

Brian Englund
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Fun trail. Very green this time of year. The ascent right at the beginning is fun but the crystal mountain trail was gated off. The closure signs looked fairly new.

Jena Billings
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Took a not quite stock JK Wrangler up it. Hardest part is right at the beginning - you need to pick a line up a steep rock outcropping. The Rubicons we accidentally convoyed with walked right up it with their lockers. Next time we'd air down. The rest of the trail is pretty easy but jouncy with rocks. The 2nd half of the trail was closed off, so we never made it to the end.

Ken Gertner
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Good trail great view. Overall moderate trail with one difficult rock climb

Joe Tomasello
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Did this yesterday, super easy trail to find. I aired down for comfort and would possibly recommend it for a few sections but you could probably make it with out. Easy trail and lots of fun. Got to the top in about 90 min.

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