Cedar Mountain Road

Divide, Colorado (Douglas County)

Last Updated: 05/01/2021
4.6 / 5 ( 24 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 14.88 miles
Highest Elevation: 9304 feet
Duration: About 2 hours, 40 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Divide
Nearest Town w/ Services: Divide
Official Road Name: 360
Management Agency: Pike & San Isabel National Forests
District: South Park Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Cedar Mountain Road
This is a scenic drive that can take you all the way from West Creek down to Divide and even Colorado Springs. The drive dips and dives through parts of the Hayman Fire, one of the largest wildfires in Colorado History. The heat was so intense that some areas are just now really starting to show signs of life almost a decade later. It's a popular destination largely due to the access to Hackett, Longwater and Metberry Gulches. Since this trail is open year-round, and so are the gulches, you'll often find folks trying to fight off cabin fever with a quick run to this area. On top of the views, there are a lot of small trails off this road that you can lump together into a day of short runs, or you can combine Hackett, Longwater or Metberry in any combination for a fun day.

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Waypoints

1. Cedar Mountain OHV Trailhead / CR 33 (3.6 mi)
From Westcreek, turn right, away from County Road 33 here to get on Cedar Mountain Road. There is Forest Service signage here that should be easy to spot next to a fire station. Please review before heading into the trail. At 3.7 miles there is some parking where a group could air down if wanted. There is dispersed parking and primitive camping along this road. Designated areas are fairly well marked, though some of the signs have seen better days.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Sedalia, CO

From County Road 67 and Abbey Road, head southwest. Follow for 0.6 miles to Westcreek Road and turn left for 2.5 miles. The trailhead will be on the right side.

Camping

Dispersed
Designated

Trail Reviews (42)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Can I take a 14' camper trailer along this? Or is there any good spots that I can set up camp around here?
–P (08/07/2020)
–JD Marshall (08/07/2020)

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JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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