Sand Creek Pass

Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (Larimer County)

Last Updated: 12/01/2021
4.8 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Highlight: Sand Creek Pass
Sand Creek Pass meanders through the Lodge Pole Pines of the Roosevelt National Forest in north-central Colorado. This road provides ample opportunities for a quiet, primitive camping experience as OHV traffic is minimal. The area is very popular in the fall season with deer and elk hunters setting up camp for their adventure. This scenic route is not difficult, but does contain one water crossing that can be up to a foot deep during the spring snow melt. The road is optimal for stock, high clearance vehicles and drivers with little to no off-road experience.


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1. South Trailhead ( mi)
The intersection of Sand Creek Pass and Deadman Road is well marked and easy to find. Sand Creek Pass is known by several names: Forest Service Road 336, Sand Creek Road, and Sand Creek Pass. A regular road sign marks both roads at the intersection.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fort Collins, Colorado

Take Hwy 287 north 18 miles to the Red Feathers Lake Road, (County Road 74E). Go west about 23 miles to Deadman Road (County Road 86). Go West on Deadman road 13.5 miles to the start of Sand Creek Pass.



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Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg
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