|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Highest Elevation:||7800 feet|
|Duration:||About 1 hour|
|Shape of Trail:||Out & Back|
|Best Direction to Travel:||N/A|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Cotopaxi|
|Official Road Name:||27|
|Management Agency:||Bureau of Land Management|
|District:||Royal Gorge Field Office|
Fremont County Road 27 is an easy 4x4 road which takes you deep into the Texas Creek OHV area. It traverses semi-arid terrain and gains elevation through Juniper and Ponderosa forests. Surrounded by rugged mountains and rock formations, CR27 is popular among several public lands user groups--4x4, motorcycle, ATV/UTV, hikers, bikers, and equestrians.
Typically, more rock or undulated road surface. Potential rocks and/or tree stumps less than 12" tall and/or vertical ledges less than 12" tall and/or near vertical ledges or waterfalls less than 24" inches. Tire placement becomes more difficult. Can be steep.Read more about our rating system
Begin at Highway 50 adjacent to a blue commercial building (river rafting and cafe).
This is a parking/staging area and includes an information kiosk (with map) and vault toilets. No potable water is available.
One of the numerous designated campsites within the Texas Creek OHV Area. Continue north in the wash.
Stay right to continue on County Road 27. There are suitable dispersed campsites 300 yards up BLM Road 6040 from this point.
This is the first of several switchbacks as the road climbs and then descends over the mountain. This point was selected to show the type of washout hazards that are present on County Road 27.
Continue straight beyond the intersection. T6027A is a restricted-use road, excludes 4x4 Jeeps/trucks/SUVs. This area features jagged rock formations and has numerous flat spots suitable for dispersed camping.
CR27 ends abruptly with these meadows where designated campsites have been established. Turn around and follow CR27 out the same way you came in.
Starting Point: Canon City, Colorado
Dispersed camping is permitted within the Texas Creek OHV Area, and there are designated campsites, too. The better sites are north of the intersection with BLM Road 6040, where CR27 exits the sandy wash and begins to climb in elevation. Commercial campgrounds can be found along Highway 50 near Canon City and Salida, for those who desire amenities such as electricity, showers, etc.