Off-Road ATV Trails
The following trails are for off-road vehicles only. Passenger vehicles will not be able to complete the trails:
Yankee Hill & Columbine (access from Fall River or Blackhawk)
These roads join with York Gulch, Yankee Hill, Cumberland Gulch, Mount Pisgah, and Columbine Campground. There are also many designated National Forest System Roads in this area. *** Please note that unloading near the Boodle Mine and historical cemeteries is prohibited and the designated unloading area is down the Columbine Campground Forest Road, in the forest lands, near the Campground.
Cascade & Ute Loop (access from Hwy 103 in Idaho Springs)
Along these roads you’ll pass small mountain creeks with old mining establishments stuck away in the woods. Several residents live in the area, so please respect private property.
Devil’s Canyon (access from Hwy 103 in Idaho Springs)
At the top of several ridges, views of Mt. Evans, Devil’s Canyon, and Clear Creek can be seen. This road is closed off with a Forest Service gate from January 1st through June 15th for elk calving.
Fall River Reservoir (access from Fall River Road)
After Fall River Reservoir this trail accesses Chinn’s Lake and three other beautiful lakes. The Continental Divide rises up behind the lakes. The roads to these lakes are difficult. You must ferry off road vehicles to trail.
Loch Lomond (access from town of Alice)
The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail follows this road before entering the James Peak Wilderness Area You must ferry off-road vehicles to trail. This road is closed off with a Forest Service gate from October 15th through July 1sth for erosion control.Kingston Peak (access up Fall River Road to York Gulch).
Kingston Peak Road takes you to the edge of the Jones Wilderness Area and continues all the way to Tolland on Rollins Pass Road. You must ferry off-road vehicles to the trail.
Saxon Mountain (access in Georgetown)
On the way up this mountain face, there is a great view of Georgetown and surrounding mountains. At the top is a nice interactive display. Many designated National Forest System Roads are in this area. You must ferry off-road vehicles to the trail.
Bill Moore Lake (access from Empire) On the other side of beautiful Bill Moore Lake is the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail and the James Peak Wilderness. Many designated National Forest System Roads are in this area. Parking area at Bill Moore Lake.
Jones Pass (access north of Empire)
This road goes over the pass and dead ends where there are two gates. Jones Pass Road is covered with snow drifts nearly year-round near the pass allowing snowmobiling in winter.