East Beaver / Sleepy Cat Road #250
The East Beaver / Sleepy Cat Road is open to multiple activities. It is mainly used by 4WD vehicles and OHVs, but it is also open to motorcycles, bicycles, hiking and horseback riding. When the East Beaver / Sleepy Cat Road is dry, it is passable with a 2WD vehicle. Timber cutting may be in progress along the road; please watch for logging vehicles. The road passes two privately-owned inholdings; please respect private property and do not open gates to private land.
At a Glance
|Permit Info:||OHVs and snowmobiles must have a permit. Permits are issued by Colorado State Parks, and are generally not available at Forest Service offices.|
|Open Season:||Summer travel: May 21-November 22, Winter travel (over snow only): November 23-May 20|
|Busiest Season:||Late September-Mid November|
|Closest Towns:||Meeker is the nearest place to purchase gasoline and supplies.|
The "East Beaver" end of the East Beaver / Sleepy Cat Road is 22.3 miles east of Meeker. From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn east on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 19 miles. Turn north on Rio Blanco County Road 115 and go through Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area for 2.3 miles to the Forest boundary where the East Beaver / Sleepy Cat Road begins. The "Sleepy Cat" end of the East Beaver / Sleepy Cat Road is located 16 miles northeast of Meeker. From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 2.2 miles, then turn east on Rio Blanco County Road 15 and continue 11 miles to the top of Yellow Jacket Pass. Turn east again on County Road 48 and follow this for 2.6 miles to the Forest boundary.
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Big Game Hunting
OHV Road Riding