Old Highway 10

Scout Route
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Do you prefer dirt over endless miles of pavement? Take this historic and leisurely drive through the pass instead of the nerve-racking I-70. Long before the interstate cut through this region now known as Fishlake National Forest, Old Highway 10 would wind its way along Salina Creek and through two rough-cut tunnels. Very little remains of the pavement, having been covered with a smooth gravel base, making for a smooth and easy trip in 2WD. This route can be completed by most SUVs, trucks, and other utility-type vehicles. There is a long gravel hill with sharp turns. Be aware of potholes and standing water in the tunnels under I-70. Speaking of the tunnels, you will cross under the interstate multiple times, and they all have hundreds of cliff swallows nesting up in the corners. There are ample opportunities to stop to get your feet wet while wondering why everyone is taking the highway instead of this fun trail. No campsites were found along the trail, but one organized campground is near the Gooseberry Road exit.