Fourmile Area: Chubb Park

Buena Vista, Colorado (Chaffee County)

Last Updated: 05/08/2022
4.1 / 5 ( 7 reviews )
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Highlight: Fourmile Area: Chubb Park
Chubb Park is named after Robert Bass Newett, better known as "Chubb" by his friends. He decided to settle in this area in 1867 when he came west from DeKalb, Illinois. Chubb built a hotel, established a ranch, and platted a town called Newett. Today there is nothing left of the old town of Newett, but Chubb Park offers impressive views of Buffalo Peaks and is connected to the numerous trails in the Fourmile Management Area. Chubb Park also provides access to trails leading to the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness area.

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The Chubb Park Trail starts where FS 309 departs from the Sevenmile Creek Trail, FS 311.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Sevenmile Creek

To access the Chubb Park Trailhead you must first drive the Sevenmile Creek trail. To access the end of this trail, Waypoint 5, from Highway 24/285, drive east from Johnsons Village and head up Trout Creek Pass. The Chubb Park Trail will be on your left at 8 miles just before you cross a small bridge.

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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. Salida Forest Service District Office Leadville Forest Service District Office

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Marcus Trusty

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Marcus is a 4th generation Buena Vista, Colorado native who grew up bouncing around the central Colorado mountains in the back of his dad's CJ5. During his younger years, Marcus grew to appreciate public lands and the recreation opportunities backroads and 4-wheel drive trails offer. Marcus has been wheeling for 20 years now and has wheeled in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and California. Until a few years ago Marcus had just been a participant in the wheeling community, but he has become much more active in preserving trails and working to make sure the wheeling community has their access maintained for future generations. In 2017 Marcus helped to found Colorado Off Road Enterprise - CORE, based out of Buena Vista. CORE has worked with the Forest Service and BLM and has volunteer agreements in place with both organizations. CORE also has a Forest Service trail adoption agreement in place for Grizzly Lake, Pomeroy Lake, Hancock Lake, Hancock Pass, and Tincup Pass, Tomichi Pass, Williams Pass, Ptarmigan Lake, Mineral Basin, Clohesy Lake, Lost Canyon, Champion Mill, Iron Mike Mine, and Slide Lake. If Marcus is not working you can generally find him somewhere out on the trails around Buena Vista.
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