Porter Spring

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Porter Spring connects Udall Draw on the east and Vernon-McNary Road on the west. The gravel road changes considerably throughout the drive. Starting from Vernon-McNary Road, Porter Spring is well-maintained and generally smooth, with only a few short rocky areas. However, crossing through an open gate midway along (the only gate found mid-route), the road gets narrower, considerably more rocky, and involves a number of ascents and descents from that point until the eastern terminus at Udall Draw (and Udall Draw FS61 itself is also quite rocky until it meets FS117). The roads are still suitable for passenger cars but considerably less comfortable for drivers and passengers.

On the western side, Porter Spring is a good road for camping. There are two dispersed campsites, both of which are on level ground and have space for larger trailers and RVs. There are also spur roads that are likely to offer additional camping opportunities.

The western portions show few fire-damaged areas of significant size from the road. However, sections toward the Udall Draw side still have evident damage from the San Juan Fire of 2014, albeit with vigorous regrowth of aspen and understory ferns.