Sand Creek Pass

4.3/5 (14 reviews)
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (Larimer County)
Last Updated: 12/01/2021

Trail Information


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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Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (14)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I ran Sand Creek Pass north to south. The first half is single lane, 4-high and 4-low. This section is mostly deep forest of pine, fir and spruce. The second half is a well graded two-lane road. I saw Dusky Grouse and mule deer on the way. There are many opportunities for dispersed camping. Numerous small groves of aspen trees in full fall glory. Very nice to stop a few times along the way for the peace and solitude.
Visited: 08/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Drove from North to South - first half has a lot of rollercoaster action which was fun without being off-camber and some rockiness, but non-challenging. Stream crossing was quite easy from only low water presence. Last (southern) half was very relaxing, easy run back to Deadman Road.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Not a bad trail for some wildflower hunting.
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Since we were in the area we decided to try this trail. No regrets but the trail didn't really offer much. Easy drive, no traffic at all.
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/01/2021

Closed for the season! See you in 2022!

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