Fourmile Area: Little Cottonwood Creek

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4.7/5 (15 reviews)
Johnson Village, Colorado (Chaffee County)
Last Updated: 12/07/2023
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Little Cottonwood Creek (FS 185D) is an incredible trail at highlighting the many aspects that the Fourmile Travel Management Area has to offer to the interested traveler. Traveling through sandy soils and cottonwood trees, through beautiful aspen groves, and charming meadows. All Leading you to some of the most captivating views of the surrounding Collegiate Mountain Ranges you will ever enjoy.


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4.7/5 (15)
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63450
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/01/2023

Closed for the season.
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1400
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Visited: 09/07/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail is a blast, fun carving through forest. Highly recommend. Used 4 low once downhill. 2dr JL on 37's
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34800
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/25/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Made the run-up 185D (from 300 to 185) on a rainy Friday morning. The road is in good condition overall and suitable for a stock 4x4. This road is not heavily used so some of the campsites along the way are ideal to gain some solitude in the forest.
Trail Review: Fourmile Area: Little Cottonwood Creek - Tracy Barker
Trail Review: Fourmile Area: Little Cottonwood Creek - Tracy Barker
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15950
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/01/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

First time on this trail and a difficulty rating of 3 is spot on in my opinion. Overall an easy and fun trail with a handful of steep climbs. Would not recommend a full size due to a couple tight places including one that is fenced. Only crossed paths with a couple dirt bikes.
Trail Review: Fourmile Area: Little Cottonwood Creek - Josh Spring
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300
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Considerably harder than a "3"...another popular offroad site has it rated a '5'. I'd say it's like 4.5. Narrow, twisty, some shelfs and off camber. You will cross paths with ATVs. Maybe this trail got harder from use after the initial rating. Great views and a few nice campspots. Would not recommend if towing anything.

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