China Wall Road

4.6/5 (39 reviews)
Lake George, Colorado (Park County)
Last Updated: 06/16/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

A little north of Lake George, CO, resides a well-known trail along the Colorado Front Range, China Wall Road. The trail is a great trail to test your rig out and get a little bit of rock crawling without spending the whole day climbing. There is plenty of scenery to be had as well; views of the Tarryall Mountains are prominent throughout. You can choose to bypass the obstacles or spend hours trying to master them and find the best lines. This trail's popularity makes it a must-do in Colorado trails. The obstacles here will give everyone a little adrenaline rush, with some scenery to round out the experience.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

The trail is dirt and rock all the way through, with some obstacles along the way. Some of the obstacles are not bypassable and are noted in this writeup. The rocky inclines and descents are the largest reason for this trail’s rating. If you don’t go slow and follow the right lines, you will hit bottom on this one. This trail gets very little snow in the winter, and as such, it will be one of the first seasonal closures to open in the spring if the winter allows.
Do not underestimate China Wall itself. People have rolled on that obstacle.

Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (39 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

DId this trail today by ourselves. Enjoyed, but it was a really simple trail with four fun obstacles to play on. The obstacles were different enough that you could do them several times on separate lines. Glad we were the only one on trial so we could run them several times. Only one of them did not have a bypass. We saw one other vehicle on the trail on a Saturday afternoon in July.
Ray
6300
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Tough obstacles followed by scenic meadows and a river made this trail quite enjoyable. I was glad to have a competent spotter on all of the large obstacles. Had lunch by the river and exited via Box Road.
Trail Review: China Wall Road - Ray
Trail Review: China Wall Road - Ray
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Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/24/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail, options to test your skill and vehicle limits depending on the lines you take. I was able to run all obstacles in my Frontier without issue, 4" lift, 33" tires, high clearance front/rear bumpers and rock sliders. Without the lift and high clearance rear bumper I would have been dragging.
Trail Review: China Wall Road - Andrew
JD Marshall
Official Crew
101150
Status: Open
Visited: 06/16/2022

Gates open today! Enjoy and remember to Stay The Trail!!!
Marcus Trusty
Official Crew
27350
Status: Seasonal Closure
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We put up a new kiosk signs at the gates and pre-ran the trail with the Forest Service and the Colorado 4-Wheelers. Trail is ready to open June 16th.
Trail Review: China Wall Road - Marcus Trusty
Trail Review: China Wall Road - Marcus Trusty
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