Williams Creek Road is a well-maintained dirt road that provides easy access to the San Isabel National Forest when traveling from the south on Colorado State Highway 69. The intersection is marked by Gardner Butte, a volcanic plug that reaches into the Colorado sky at an elevation of 7,274 feet. Gardner Butte was formed when hot magma flowed to the surface through a volcanic vent but quickly solidified at the surface in the form of a plug.
From Gardner Butte, you will travel north on Williams Creek Road, passing privately owned ranches. ATVs are not allowed along Williams Creek Road, but once you enter the national forest, you can head east on Turkey Creek to West Cisnero Trailhead or continue further north to Pole Creek Trailhead, where ATVs are allowed. Williams Creek Road is an easy trail that provides access to more challenging trails in the area. It ultimately ends at Gardner Road, where you can find even more trails in either direction.
There were no observed campsites on Williams Creek Road, but the other trails in the area for a variety of camping options.
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