Bachelor Alternative

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Not to be confused with Bachelor Road and County Road 504, Bachelor Alternative is Forest Service Road 504.1D and is a straight-through spur trail connecting Monon Hill Road to Highway 149, just west of Creede. This road offers abundant dispersed camping along the northern end, where you will find many RVs, large trailers, and boondockers. The trail's north end is an easy, hard-packed dirt road suitable for any vehicle. Once cresting the ridge at 0.5 miles in, the road deteriorates slightly and becomes much narrower with steeper slopes, shallow ruts, and loose rocks up to softball size. Large recreational vehicles should not attempt the trail's southern half connecting to the highway. The southern half of the trail offers virtually no dispersed camping due to the terrain. Great views down into the Rio Grande Valley can be experienced the entire drive, making for a fun drive in any high clearance vehicle.