Oak Creek Road

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Oak Creek Road starts on US Hwy 12 and climbs steadily 14.6 miles through a valley of old-growth forest of oak and mature conifers. The road intersects with a jeep trail called 4W325. Oak Creek Road is a steady climb, so using lower gears will keep your transmission cooler. The road is open from May 1 - Dec 15 and is gated so be sure and time your exit correctly if you are coming down reverse from the top or you might encounter a locked gate. This road provides stunning views of high mountain cliffs and rocky volcanic hillsides. It also provides access via FS-14235 to Bear Lake and two other 4x4 trails (4W652 & 4W671). There are more than a dozen or so campsites see from the road and many branching trails that probably lead to some better ones. This area is known in the fall for elk camps and they are usually quite nice.