Buckskin Gulch Auto Tour

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Buckskin Gulch Auto Tour begins in Alma, 5 1/2 miles north of Fairplay.  Of this 5-mile route, the first four miles are suitable for most passenger cars; the last mile is steep, rocky, and rough.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This road is seasonally closed just past the Sweet Home Mine during the winter months.  The county doesn't plow the road past the Paris Mill.
Fees There is a $5 day use fee for use past the Sweet Home Mine.
Closest Towns: Alma
Information Center: South Park Ranger District 719 836-2031

General Information


At the intersection of US Highway 285 and Colorado Highway 9, travel north on highway 9 for just over five miles to the town of Alma.  Turn west on County Road 8, which is across from the post office.  Your tour begins just down the road at the cemetery.

General Notes:

Download the auto tour brochure for Buckskin Gulch.  Copies are also available at the South Park Ranger District in Fairplay.


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