Castle Rock Jeep #881


The Castle Rock Jeep Trail #881 begins at an intersection with Forest Service Road #814, Virginia Creek Road, and ends at the end of FSR #814. This trail completes a loop at the end of the Virginia creek road system, and provides access to aspen and spruce forest along the lower reaches of Mendicant ridge. It is an overgrown two-track with brushy sides and can have fallen logs across it.  There is one creek crossing across Doug Creek and at least one deep rocky wash across the trail.  After about 0.3 miles there is a Spur Trail #881.1B that intersects the main trail and leads to dispersed camp sites. This spur can be brushy and muddy when wet. The dispersed camping along these trails is popular during hunting season.

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At a Glance

Open Season: May - November
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Fall Hunting
Restrictions: Open to hiking, horseback riding, mountain bikes, motorcycles, and OHVs less than 50 inches in width.
Closest Towns: Crawford, CO

General Information


From Crawford: Turn east onto Dogwood Ave. and continue straight. After approximately 0.9 miles, Dogwood Ave. turns into Needle Rock Road. At approximately 2.3 miles, Needle Rock Road intersects 4200 Road, turn right and stay on Needle Rock Road.  After passing the Needle Rock and the Smith Fork Ranch, the road will cross Smith Fork Creek and a cattle guard over Cow Creek which enters National Forest where Needle Rock Rd. becomes Forest Service Road #712.  Continue to approximately 8.3 miles and the intersection with Forest Service Road #714, Virginia Creek Road. FSR #714 veers to the right at the National Forest Access sign. Continue on FSR #714 for 7.2 miles to the intersection with the Castle Rock Jeep Trail.


T. 51N.; R. 5 W.; Section 25. U.S.G.S. Map: Mount Guero. Elevation: 9,280 feet. Latitude: N38.656, Longitude: W-107.472.



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  Area/Length : 
1.6 Miles

  Elevation : 
9,280 - 9,480 ft