Turkey Track Road

Westcreek, Colorado (Douglas County)

Last Updated: 12/27/2020
3.6 / 5 ( 7 reviews )
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Highlight: Turkey Track Road
This 4x4 route winds in and out of the burn scar from the infamous Hayman Fire. The beginning of the trail provides access to a very popular, informal target shooting area and the spur along the top of the ridge features spectacular views of Pikes Peak and the burn area. There is one hill that can be mildly challenging for stock rigs but careful tire placement will get you through it. This is a more interesting route to the Rule Ridge trailhead than the standard county roads and you can combine this trail with other trails in the area to make a full day of offroad adventure.

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Waypoints

1. Turkey Track Road Trailhead (0 mi)
Turn west from highway 67 onto FSR 343 (if you are coming from the north it's a right turn,If you are coming from the south it's a left turn). The trailhead has been improved in the last couple years and is now more direct and less prone to washouts.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Deckers or Woodland Park

From Deckers, go south on CO 67 about 11.4 miles. You will pass the turn off to Westcreek, go over the ridge and begin descending. The trail will be on your right before you reach Painted Rocks Road. From Woodland Park, go north on CO 67 about 11.9 miles. You will pass Painted Rocks Road and Manitou Lake. The trail will be on your left before you go over the ridge to Westcreek.

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Land Use Issues

This area is part of Pike-San Isabel National Forest, and as such is part of the 2011 Lawsuit where a coalition of conservation and recreation groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service over what they say is the illegal addition of 500 miles of motorized roads and trails. A settlement was reached in late 2015 that is requiring the U.S. Forest Service to re-evaluate the roads and create a new travel management plan. Over the next year, 30 roads will be partially or completely closed while this evaluation takes place over the next 5 years. It is imperative that the OHV community let's their voices be heard on this issue. If we do nothing, those 500 miles will be shutdown. Contact the local ranger districts and let them know why the area is important to you and the history you have there. Media Coverage On going Forest Service information,

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Bill Andrews

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Bill is an off-road enthusiast with nearly 30 years of 'wheeling experience. At one time he had a streak of about 20 years of 4-wheeling at least once a month. He likes anything from easy, dirt roads to difficult trails but stops short of extreme. Over the years he has traveled over 700 different trails, mostly in Colorado and Utah. He loves finding and exploring new areas and sharing his knowledge with others. He has been the coordinator of Calvary 4-Wheelers for many years.
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