Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions, U.S. Forest Service-Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland is temporarily closing all National Forest land in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties. The decision to be re-evaluated daily. SEE CLOSURE ORDER
Pearl Beaver Road is an easy off-road trail that connects Deadman Road to Cherokee Park Road traveling through private property and the Roosevelt National Forest. This road has access to several other less maintained 4x4 trails that are open to all types of off-road travel, have some secluded campsites, and good hunting access. Some of these roads are permanent while others are closed and reopened as the years pass. Pearl Beaver Road is a good to know trail when exploring the Red Feather Lakes area and Deadman Road.
To the South Entrance: From Fort Collins take Highway 287 north to Livermore. Turn left (west) onto Red Feather Lakes Road (CR 74e) and follow for 24 miles into Red Feather Lakes. Turn Left onto Deadman Road. Take Deadman Road for 7.4 miles and the trailhead will be one the right (north).
To the North Entrance: From Fort Collins take Highway 287 north approximately 21.6 miles and turn left onto CR 80c, Cherokee Park Road. Continue on CR 80c for another 28 miles and the trailhead will be on the left (south).
The Cameron Peak fire west of Fort Collins continues to grow, prompting additional closures to the Roosevelt National Forest. The trail is affected by the Forest Closure Order effective 08-20-2020.
Ongoing information about the fire, it’s progress, evacuations and closures can be found at Inciweb.gov website.
Bradley and Rhea are currently living in the quaint little town of Fairburn, South Dakota with their two daughters, Riley and Dakota, and their dog Nyx. Bradley was raised in Northern Colorado, while Rhea was raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Growing up in these environments, the mountains are where they like to spend their free time. Since meeting in July 2011, they have been fishing, camping, and wheeling together ever since. For the Mikkelson family, owning a Jeep is essential to the mountaineering lifestyle. They currently have three Jeeps, a built 1995 Jeep Cherokee, A mildly built 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a bone-stock 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee. As a volunteer wildland firefighter, TrailsOffroad mapping crew and avid nature lovers, the Mikkelson's strongly encourage responsible trail usage, respect for our forests, always stay the trail, pack out what you pack in, and enjoy the adventure!