Penrose Commons BLM 6102K

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Penrose Commons is a BLM OHV recreation area near Penrose, Colorado. The area is full of crisscrossing full-size and ATV trails of varying difficulty. BLM Route 6102K is a loop off of 6102 in the farthest east corner of the area. It is a narrow rocky trail that twists its way through the juniper trees. Any 4x4 vehicle can traverse the rocky terrain. Full-size pickups may have difficulty passing between the trees without significant pinstriping. Midsize and compact vehicles should be fine with careful driving. The ruins of the Schaeffer Dam, which collapsed in 1921, can be seen in the canyon below across Beaver Creek. Remnants of a stone-lined irrigation ditch cross the trail in several spots. Penrose Commons is BLM land and allows dispersed camping, but you should camp only in preexisting sites. Do not make new fire rings. 6102K has a couple of existing sites. One is right on the canyon rim with spectacular views. Vault toilets are located at the entrance to the OHV area.