Owl Creek Pass Road

EASY 11 reviews

Owl Creek Pass Road is a 18.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ridgway, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for camping, nature trips, fishing, and scenic driving and is best used from July until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

18.5 miles
3,202 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

scenic driving




off road driving
11 months ago

beautiful drive! We wint in late summer and had no problems in my 2WD Pontiac Vibe. We got out and hiked around a bit. and enjoyed the day very easy dirt road lovely views

scenic driving
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

We made the drive in a FWD VW Passat with relative ease. No need for a 4wd vehicle, even when raining as long as you take it easy and watch out for oncoming traffic. There is also the "easy" way from hwy 50 near Cimarron which doesn't involve a pass, although like I say a car can easily make it if the driver isn't an idiot. Very awesome views, loads of wildflowers and mouthwatering raw mountain views. Tons of wildlife in the area including deer, occasional elk, tons of chipmunk (slow down!!!!!) and the fishing is awesome in the area. I've never encountered too many people in this area thank god

off road driving
Saturday, June 10, 2017

very nice trail, smooth. no sheer drop offs. we saw deer on trail in late afternoon/early evening. Trail was clear. West Fork was still snow covered about a mile in. We had to turn around. At the Pass, there is a very nice hiking trail.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

beautiful drive... still about 5 miles snow covered... just beyond the actual high point of pass... God designed a complex chunk of land in this area... i had to turn around but made the drive from the opposite side later in the day up the Cimarron Valley... one of the nicest places ive ever experienced in Colorado... very low population...

Friday, May 06, 2016

Easy 2wd road with stunning views of Courthouse Mountain, Mattie Ross' Meadow, and provides access to the Silverback Reservoir and the Weminuche Wilderness. Amazing fall colors.

mountain biking
Monday, August 03, 2015

Out and back to County Road 10 about 2 hrs - mostly easy little moderate in places
I followed the alphabet trails A B C D E F and back
Great ride will be back

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A beautiful scenic road to travel in the fall, with Courthouse Mt. and Chimney Peak in the background.There is a overlook on the Ridgeway side, and if you are there at sundown and if it's clear,you can get some great shots of Chimney Peak and Courthouse Mt. with a pink hue. Also there is an opening beside the road, with Chimney Peak in the background that a scene from the movie True Grit, with John Wayne was filmed.

off road driving
Monday, March 05, 2012

We got as far as the Pass, but the road was closed. The plow had not opened beyond the pass.

scenic driving
11 months ago

Sunday, September 10, 2017

off road driving
Thursday, June 30, 2016