Cliff Lakes Trailhead

Cliff Lakes Trailhead is located off Forest Road 601. This trailhead provides access to Cliff Lakes Road #601.4E and Cliff Lakes Trail #1831. Road 601.4E is 1 mile long and leads down the hill to the Cliff Lakes. High clearance, four wheel drive vehicles are recommended on this route. Trail 1831 is 2.6 miles long and extends north to the South Fork Road on the Blanco Ranger District.

At a Glance

Fees: No fee
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: New Castle, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Rifle Ranger District: 970-625-2371

General Information


From New Castle, travel north on the Buford-New Castle Road (County Road 245), starting from the northwest edge of town. Follow this road north for 28 miles to Hiner Spring; along the way, you will pass the White River National Forest boundary and the West Elk Trailhead parking lot. At Hiner Spring, turn right onto Forest Road 601. Follow 601 for about 2 miles to the Cliff Lakes Trailhead on your left.

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