Inter-Ocean Pass #890

The Inter-Ocean Pass Trail #890 begins at the end of Forest Service Road #798.2B, just past the Lone Cabin Reservoir, and ends at an intersection with the Little Coal Creek Jeep Trail #883 by Crawford, CO. The trail climbs through aspen and conifer to the Inter-Ocean Pass.  At the pass the trail has spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the valley below. It also provides access to the summit of Mount Lamborn.  After reaching the top, the trail begins to descend and is interspersed with parks though the aspen. Elk and deer can often be seen here. It reaches the Little Coal Creek Jeep Trail after crossing Little Coal Creek which can be tricky as it has eroded into a steep gully and is fairly deep.

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At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, and Mountain Bike.
Closest Towns: Paonia, CO

General Information


From Paonia:

Travel east on Minnesota Creek Road for approximately 0.9 miles to the intersection with Dry Gulch Road. Turn right onto Dry Gulch and continue for approximately 1.4 miles, around the Hidden Valley Subdivision, to the intersection with the Lone Cabin Road. Turn left onto Lone Cabin Road, in approximately 2.5 miles Lone Cabin becomes Forest Service Road #798 at the National Forest Boundary. Continue for another 1.5 miles to the intersection with Forest Service Road #798.2B approximately 0.6 miles past Lone Cabin Reservoir. Turn right onto FSR 798.2B and continue for approximately 1.5 miles to its end where the trail begins. Trucks with horse or ATV trailers may want to park near the Lone Cabin Reservoir.

From Crawford:

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, continue straight on 4200 Road to the intersection with Cottonwood Creek Road. Turn right onto Cottonwood Creek Road and continue for approximately 3.4 miles to the forest boundary. The Little Coal Creek Jeep Trail #883 begins at the forest boundary, follow this trail for approximately 1.7 miles to a parking area for the Inter-Ocean Pass Trail #890.



T. 14 S.; R. 91 W.; Section 24. U.S.G.S. Map: Paonia. Elevation: 7,958 feet. Latitude: N38.818, Longitude: W-107.509.

National Forest Boundary, Crawford:

T. 15 S.; R. 91 W.; Section 14. U.S.G.S. Map: Crawford. Elevation: 7,589 feet. Latitude: N38.741, Longitude: W-107.532.

End of Little Coal Creek Jeep Trail #883:

T. 15 S.; R. 91 W.; Section 11. U.S.G.S. Map: Crawford. Elevation: 7,658 feet. Latitude: N38.764, Longitude: W-107.525.


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  Area/Length : 
8 miles

  Elevation : 
7,500 feet - 9,800 feet