Homestake Collection System Road

Minturn, Colorado (Eagle County)

Last Updated: 01/02/2019
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Nearby Trails
Status: Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 05/21 - 11/22
Length: 1.8 miles
Highest Elevation: 10348 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Minturn
Nearest Town w/ Services: Minturn
Official Road Name: 727
Management Agency: White River National Forest
District: Holy Cross Ranger District
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Highlights

Highlight: Homestake Collection System Road
Homestake Collection System Road is an easy dirt road that holds two purposes. First, it is the exit route and connector for vehicles that are coming off the Holy Cross City trail returning to Homestake Road. Second, it is a primary route for multiple hiking trailheads and a busy parking area for entrance into the Holy Cross Wilderness. The road is wide enough for two vehicles the entire way through and should not be an issue for any 4wd vehicle.

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Route Information

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Waypoints

1. Holy Cross Junction (0.00 mi)
From the intersection of Holy Cross City trail, follow FS727 downhill to the southwest.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 39.410030, -106.455380
From the Holy Cross City trailhead, continue down Homestake Road (FS703) for about a mile and turn right (west) on FS704. Follow this for 2.2 miles till you reach FS727 and the Missouri Lakes Trailhead.

Camping

Dispersed

Land Use Issues

This road is closed seasonally from 11/20-5/21 depending on conditions.

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Ryan Boudreau

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Hi, I'm Ryan! I am a Colorado native and I've been wheeling since I was 16 years old. I grew up with a relentless passion for all things Jeep and off road related, and that passion has never died out. I am a member of the Mile-Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 16 Sasquatch Jeepers and currently own an '06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (LJ) nicknamed "Minion". I am a huge supporter of Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly, and have participated and even been in charge of many trail restoration projects. I have been a trail leader several times for events such as All-4-Fun, ColoradoFest, Set Them Free, 14er Fest, and other. I am also the creator of the Unlimited LJ Adventure. My rig is built for extreme offroading, but I love to get my tires dirty on any kind of trail whether it's rock crawling or just scenic high Alpine drives. I've wheeled all over the country including Colorado, Utah, Kansas, the Carolinas, AZ, and California. I love a great adventure, and love even more to share those adventures with others. If you see the "minion" out on the trail, make sure to stop and say hello.
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