Seep Springs OHV Area- BLM Road 5830

Cañon City, Colorado (Fremont County)

Last Updated: 10/06/2019
5 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Nearby Trails
Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 5.4 miles
Highest Elevation: 6575 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Cañon City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Cañon City
Official Road Name: County Road F24/ BLM Road 5830
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Royal Gorge Field Office
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Highlights

Highlight: Seep Springs OHV Area- BLM Road 5830
BLM Road 5830 is the main access for travelers to reach the vast network of trails within Seep Springs OHV Area. In its entirety Seep Springs OHV Area is a true off road jewel in Fremont County. This area offers many different pastimes from camping, to hiking, to even fossil hunting! This area is rich with fossil discoveries culminating in the nearby discovery of a complete Stegosaurus skeleton. Seep Springs OHV Area offers a vast network of established BLM roads and trails that are perfect for visitors to drive and explore or find that perfect little secluded camping spot while still keeping civilization within a short drive. The high desert nature of this area combined with the low levels of snowfall makes this area perfect for year round adventures.

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Route Information

Technical Rating:
(EASY - MODERATE)

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is found on the west side of Fremont County Road 9/ Red Canyon Road. It is easily spotted with the large overhanging sign stating "Red Canyon Park."

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 38.579160, -105.235470

Starting Point: Canon City, CO

From the corner of US Highway 50 and North Raynolds Avenue in Canon City: Head north on North Raynolds Avenue for 0.7 miles. North Raynolds Avenue bears west and turns into Pear Street. Head west on Pear Street for an additional 0.1 miles. Turn north on to Field Avenue and continue 2.4 miles. Bear northeast on to Fremont County Road 9/Red Canyon Road and continue 7.0 miles. The Trailhead is on the west side of the road and is well marked.

Camping

Dispersed
Improved

Trail Reviews (7)

Author:
Status: Open
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Did this trail on Labor Day weekend in the Grand Cherokee that we’ve owned for about 4 days. Pleasantly surprised as to how well it did on this not very hard trail. We did the entire loop of Phantom Canyon, Seep Springs and County Road 69 from Canon City out to Victor and Cripple Creek and back to Canon City again. Love the scenic trails.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
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The Seep Springs area is clear and dry. The air is a little hazy with the proximity to the wildfire outside of Salida.

Author:
Status: Open
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Ran this trail as part of a scenic route from Colorado Springs to Canon City. ("Shelf Road" to "Seep Springs/BLM5830" to "Fremont County Road 69- Seep Springs OHV Connector") This trail, DRY, pushed the limits of what my Stock 2017 Subaru Outback can handle, especially fully loaded with 2 weeks of camping gear! My Outback has 7-8" of clearance with full after market skid plates, and if it were not for the skid plates, I am certain I would have a new oil pan on order. Up to way point 4, the trail is easy and we certainly were lulled into a false sense of thinking this was an "easy" trail. As soon as we went through the BLM gate, that all changed! The trail was a bit of a challenge for a stock vehicle but it was FUN! I was driving this time, so not many pics, only some dashcam footage. I would only recommend for a high clearance vehicle

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Status: Open
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Covered this trail today in a lightly-modded rental JKU on vacation with the family. Beautiful views and just enough “trail” to introduce the kids to off-road in a fun way. Also mild enough that I didn’t feel like I was being abusive to the rental (or putting a deposit/insurance . Great trail for visitors looking for a diversion in the Cañon City/Royal Gorge area, and clearly there is a lot more to this network than we were able to fully explore. Thanks to trailsoffroad.com I never would have found it on my own!

Author:
Status: Open
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Great trail to hit after Shelf Road heading south. Starting to get a little muddy and some packed snow in the shaded areas. Nice easy 4wd trail.

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Status: Open
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Spectacular

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Went in the west side from Fremont County Road 69 and drove several BLM Roads in the area. Greg mapped two additional roads that will be added soon, 5830F and 5830G.

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Writer Information

Greg Stokes

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Greg Stokes Is a Colorado native, born and raised in Colorado Springs. He has been off-roading since childhood, his parents say his first trip was a Jeep run over Medano Pass when he was only 14 Months old. Greg has been at the wheel of everything from dirtbikes, ATV's, early Jeep CJ5's that he has restored, Wranglers, and presently explores in a 1997 80 Series Toyota Land Cruiser and a 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle. Greg is a proud Husband and Father of 3. His passion in the off road world is the vehicle-reliant world of Overlanding. He hopes to one day make it to Canada to Explore the Yukon and Northwest territories.
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