Lamartine Road (AKA South Spring Gulch)

4.5/5 (34 reviews)
Idaho Springs, Colorado (Clear Creek County)
Last Updated: 11/03/2022
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Trail Information


Set in the Arapahoe National Forest, Lamartine Road (AKA South Spring Gulch) is a popular trail that acts as a spinal cord for the area. On top of being a scenic road itself, it is an easier way to connect to the top of Saxon Mountain Road and that summit. Once onto the forest road segment, there are numerous secluded camping opportunities. Lamartine Road is a great launch point for a weekend of wheeling.

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Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (35 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Completed from waypoint 1 through 10 on 12/1/222. Connector trail at waypoint 10 is extremely dangerous, avoid in the snow. Large drifts, narrow trail and steep drops made it very dangerous for almost any rig. Rest of the trail was normal, several inches of snow and ice in places but not too bad on 32’s.
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 11/13/2022
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/22/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Super fun trail. Ran it at night from Cascade Creek. Toughest part is on that end. Did it in a stock JL
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/09/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Steep and rocky! Take your time and you’ll be rewarded… I would recommend airing down.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Not hard but very rocky. Lots of cool off shoots along this trail, completed it after Cascade Creek. Very fun

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