Explore the most popular off road driving trails near Buena Vista with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great hike but all on atv trail heavily used by them on week ends

rock climbing
2 months ago

Usually hike, rock climb and or drive on the trails weekly. Lots of space for different activities. During the summer it can get very busy. During the winter it doesn’t get much snow so it’s good for rock climbing there almost year around.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views of the Collegiate Peaks and Browns Canyon. During spring to fall high season there are a lot of ATV's that use this trail. Suggest hiking in winter or not during weekends to stay away from the traffic.

off road driving
4 months ago

What a fun, super easy trail to do during the off season. The last 3rd of the trail was closed do to reclamation projects. Great views and lots of great hiking trails along the way as well.

off road driving
6 months ago

this trail was a blast! came up for the Set them Free fundraiser 2017 and had a blast! I just put gears and lockers in my TJ and definitely put them to use! my jeep is on 4" with 35s though we did have a guy on 3" with 33s and open diffs and still did good!
one of the best I've done and definitely coming back!
but this time with rock sliders so I can add some of the harder obstacles to my list like the rock pile.

off road driving
6 months ago

First time I did just this route as I was alone, I intend to take some of the detour trails on my next time on this trail. My photos say 2016 instead of 17, but i w3ent the day of the Eclipse.

Serius XM works the entire route, Nice cell coverage over the route.

Some cruising points, a little paved roads, plenty of rough dirt roads, and plenty of boulders to crawl over, and lots of additions trails along the way.

I stopped and checked out a waterfall along the way. on a slight detour.

Overall a very fun and enticing trail, that i plan to tackle a couple more times as I explore the additional trails the splice off.

Plan this as a day trip and possibly overnight if you plan on taking the side trail as well.

You will also Stop at the Continental Divide on Tincup Pass which is the highest point before you cruise on down to Mirror Lake.

I initially took this route as I was planning a fishing trip at Taylor Res, Wich has great deals on boats, and had tons of fun catching lots of fish, that lake is full...... no joke.

off road driving
7 months ago

I did this trail in a Stock 2017 GMC Canyon Diesel 4x4. I'm not that experienced but I was able to get through without any issue. Its definitely not easy but not difficult. Took a little less than 2 hours. I was not trying to rush at all. The air dam on the front of the bumper scraped once, but other than that, my clearance was fine when going slow. There is a pretty long stretch of rocks. The other review said 300 feet, but I remember thinking "no way" but maybe I was concerned for my wheels haha. it took the most amount of time. There is also a large sandy stretch where its kind of deep and loose but easy with 4WD. A few steep inclines/declines but nothing crazy. This was mid sept 2017. Going pretty slow, only one ATV passed me. Coming the opposite direction a couple trucks and a group of ATVs. Mostly was just me the whole time.

off road driving
9 months ago

My wife and I took our stock '17 JK & JKU Rubicons through The Gulch Loop with our 4x club. We knew it would be a challenge and were not disappointed. We held our own for the most part and made it through with several new scrapes on our rails, under armor, and bumpers, plus additional Colorado pin-striping, I lost my rear license plate mount to a large root in the riverbed, and my wife, her left-rear fender flare with a large rock on the hill. All in all, we didn't fare much worse than the more capable rigs. I think the lockers and veteran spotters were the key. However, we won't be going back until we get lifts, at least 35" tires, and winches, but we look forward to it. Several well experienced members of our group commented on how much more challenging this trail is now as compared to what it was even a year ago, so take the above description and equipment suggestions as gospel. I wouldn't suggest taking any stock vehicle there now, the trail is just physically too washed out and some damage is inevitable.

off road driving
11 months ago

Great trail with even better views, only one area that was pretty rocky for a few hundred feet.

It would be really fun and your jeep but it's not really a walking trail.

off road driving
Monday, April 10, 2017

This is my home area, great for hiking, biking, off-roading, and target shooting.

on Fourmile Area Trail

Sunday, November 20, 2016

It's a close hike through pinyons and boulders.

off road driving
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Plenty of fun trails to explore, some great climbs descents for new drivers. This area is open to ATVs and bikes, and has several trails specifically for dirtbikes. Amazing views of the Collegiate Peaks near Buena Vista. High clearance SUV recommended.

hiking
Monday, May 28, 2012

Left Denver at around 11am and completed the trail by around 4. Great time and tough trail. I have a stock rubicon and had no trouble. Dents and dings.... I now have a few. Ready to hit the trail again after I install my lift and 37s.

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off road driving
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015