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Deadhorse is a dead-end spur road off Coffee Pot Road, along the Flattops in White River National Forest. The road is a rough and rocky, lightly used two-track, cutting through the 2020 Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar. Consistently smooth granite rocks the size of softballs and footballs, barely poking through the soil surface, create the trail's roughness. When not traveling through burnt trees, Deadhorse offers fantastic views across Glennwood Canyon, all the way to Mount Sopris and the Elk Mountains Range. Dense ground vegetation, including Aspen saplings, squeeze tight against the trail's edge, making it nearly impossible to avoid pinstriping your paint. The trail ends abruptly at a small turnaround, only large enough for a few vehicles.

This trail is suitable for any high clearance vehicle. 4WD is not necessary. Airing down is highly recommended to make for a smoother ride.

Dispersed camping is allowed along the entire route, with plenty of open, level areas. However, no previously used campsites were observed, most likely due to regrowth that has occurred since the fire.