East Branch Road

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East Branch Road, FR 392A, is a picturesque two-mile Pike National Forest trail in the Tarryall Mountains near Fairplay, Colorado. The north-south route passes through dense forests and offers stunning natural scenery, complete with dispersed camping sites. It is an access point to Lost Park Road, leading to Topaz Mountain, known for its campsites, trails to Lost Creek Wilderness, and rockhounding opportunities.

Part of a larger trail system on the south side of Lost Park Road, it's ideal for beginners, campers, overlanders, and sightseers, with technical difficulty ranging from easy to moderate. The trail features rough dirt, mud, occasional snow, and ruts. The northern last quarter-mile is the most challenging. 4WD is recommended for navigating this section. East Branch Road is best visited from late spring to fall and also offers snow wheeling from late winter to early spring for those properly equipped.