Badger Mountain Road

Florissant, Colorado (Park County)

Last Updated: 06/01/2021
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Status: Open
Length: 1.31 miles
Highest Elevation: 9747 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Florissant
Nearest Town w/ Services: Jefferson
Official Road Name: 228
Management Agency: Pike National Forest
District: South Park Ranger District


Highlight: Badger Mountain Road
Badger Mountain Road is a short spur that is located along the La Salle Pass Trail. The spur is no more difficult than the La Salle Pass Trail, but will take you for a short drive near the ridge and offer you views of the South Park Valley that you will not see while at the top of La Salle Pass due to the thick trees. There are a few campsites along the route, and it would make a great location to drive to and watch the sun set over the South Park Valley.


Route Information

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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is at the top of La Salle Pass which is waypoint 5 along [La Salle Pass Trail](

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: La Salle Pass Trail

Badger Mountain Road is only accessible from the La Salle Pass Trail at Waypoint 5. It is 6.4 miles from La Salle Pass' east trailhead and 3.4 miles from the west trailhead.



Land Use Issues

Information was acquired from: [Pike & San Isabel National Forests Travel Management EIS]( As a result of a 2015 settlement agreement, the PSI(Pike and San Isabel National Forests) is considering which roads and trails should be open to public motorized vehicle use. Scoping for travel management began on July 25, 2016 with publication of a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS. Plaintiffs in the 2015 settlement agreement identified certain routes where motorized vehicle use is contested across the PSI. Scoping for the EIS has thus far identified four alternatives for travel management and motorized vehicle use on the PSI. You can help by being informed, participating in usage surveys and attending public meetings on the issues. Even if you do not use the particular trails that are being contested, if they are shut down, it will set a precedent and make the next ones that you do use easier to shut down in the future. Please help us keep the trails open by staying the trail (numbered and official routes only) and remove all items and trash that you brought with you. This will keep our trails open for present and future generations to enjoy.

Trail Reviews (4)

Author: Official Crew
Social Media:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
This trail is open for the season, however, *SPECIAL NOTE*: This trail is due to be closed in accordance with the Pike/San Isabel lawsuit. When we receive official word that it's closed we will update it here.
Author: Official Crew
Social Media:
Status: Impassable
Offroaded on:
This trail is located at a higher alitude of Colorado and at this time of year should be considered impassable for any regular off-road user. Some people may be able to manage these trails with the correct gear, emergency equipment, and rig. Travel with caution.
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
This was a nice little side trip after we stopped for a lunch break. The trail had a lot of embedded rock on the trail, but nothing that was difficult to get over. We got up to a turn-around point where the rest of the trail was blocked by a gate so you could not go all the way to the top.
Author: Official Crew
Social Media:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Took this little spur to the gate and back out to Lasalle Pass. The view from this trail is worth the short detour and isn't heavily trafficked. It is a little rougher than LaSalle, but it's as described above.

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Do any off the dispersed campsites have a good view of the South Park Valley?
–MO.Range (07/26/2020)
–JD Marshall (07/26/2020)

Writer Information

JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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