Fourmile Travel Management Area


The Fourmile Travel Management Area is located in northern Chaffee County and consists of 100,000 acres of Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands. The area offers an incredible variety of recreational activities from ATV and motorcycle riding to hiking, biking and horseback riding.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Gates accessing the Fourmile Travel Management area will be closed for the winter beginning December 1st of each year.
Usage: Medium
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Salida Ranger District

General Information


The Fourmile Travel Management Area can be access from a variety of locations. From Buena Vista, CO, you can access the are via County Road 371/375 and the Barbara Whipple Trail located on the east side of Main Street. Other access points are off of Hwys 285/24 include County roads 304, 305, 307, 308, 311 and 315. The southern portion of the Fourmile are can be accessed at County Road 301, 300 and 185 (Aspen Ridge north of Salida).


Parking is available throughout the Fourmile area. Please do not park in grassy areas or in locations that might result in damage to delicate soils and vegetation.

General Notes:

Information kiosks with detailed maps are located throughout the Fourmile Area. Friends of Fourmile, a local chapter of the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, provides volunteer support to local management agencies in the protection and conservation of the Fourmile area.

General Notes:

The Davis Meadow trail climbs north winding up the hillside through fir and aspen forests to the green, grassy meadow. Several historic cabins are located near the meadow, remnants of the Swede's Camp. Local lore says that a group of Swedish loggers built the cabin and lived in them while cutting timber for the Midland Railroad which traveled through the Fourmile area near Trout Creek Pass.

Recreation Map

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