Deadman Road

3.9/5 (17 reviews)
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (Larimer County)
Last Updated: 06/17/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Deadman Road is an easy off-road trail through the Roosevelt National Forest with seemingly endless forest access and different routes to explore. Traveling from Red Feather Lakes to the Medicine Bow National Forest, Deadman Road was established for logging which it is still used for to this day. The logging history is also where this road gets its name, doesn't actually have anything to do with a dead man. Luckily, this has allowed for hundreds of miles OHV and 4x4 roads to be created. Some of these roads are now permanent while others are being closed and reopened as the year's pass. Deadman Road also has access to 2 single track trails, several beautiful valleys, creeks and streams for fishing, and the Deadman Lookout Tower where you can see from the plains of Wyoming to the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. Overall, this road is too much fun for one summer and once you visit you will always want to come back.

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Trail Reviews

3.9/5 (17 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 10/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice road with some good views. Lots of camping and to other trail heads. Take the side trip to the fire lookout, it’s really cool. Easy road.
Trail Review: Deadman Road - Paul Stone
Trail Review: Deadman Road - Paul Stone
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Status: Open
Visited: 08/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy trail with an amazing amount of stacked logged trees and slash piles. Some scattered nice distinct views of the Medicine Bow Mountains. Views of the Laramie River Valley was a beautiful treat at the western end of the road. One draw back is some delays in getting to the trailhead around Red Feather lakes due to intermittent one way travel from road paving.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/08/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Really nice easy trail with some great views. There were a couple a spots with very shallow puddles so I was able to get the truck dirty.
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Open and always nice views to be seen!
John
Official Crew
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Status: Open
Visited: 06/17/2022

According to the Canyon Lakes Ranger District, this trail is open for the season!

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