Mine Shaft

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3.4/5 (8 reviews)
Divide, Colorado (Teller County)
Last Updated: 06/16/2023
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Nestled in Pike National Forest, Mine Shaft offers solitude and an ideal camping spot off the beaten path. Its prime campsite offers a view worth the journey alone, providing a unique blend of peaceful seclusion and breathtaking Colorado wilderness. Don't overlook this charming trail in your Colorado adventure.


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3.4/5 (8)
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126050
Open
Visited: 09/11/2022

I was in the area checking on trails, no changes to report to this trail at this time.
Trail Review: Mine Shaft - JD Marshall
Trail Review: Mine Shaft - JD Marshall
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/18/2022

Tight, weaving trail through the woods. Couldn't find the mine entrance. The end did make a good spot for lunch (and possibly camping) with a nice breeze from being higher up.
Trail Review: Mine Shaft - Ray
Trail Review: Mine Shaft - Ray
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126050
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Visited: 03/21/2021

This trail is open, however, CAUTION. Colorado weather is unpredictable this time of year and there may be the occasional fresh snow fall or mud and melting snow. This trail is in an area of the state where snowfall levels have dropped for the season and the majority of the trails are dry, muddy and/or only have a small bit of snow on them. Again, please use caution if traveling on these trails until the dryer season.
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Visited: 12/23/2020

This trail is located at a higher alitude of Colorado and at this time of year should be considered impassable for any regular off-road user. Some people may be able to manage these trails with the correct gear, emergency equipment, and rig. Travel with caution.
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 12/13/2020

3-4 inches of fresh snow on December 13. Once again this year, my local Toyota club supported the USFS Pikes Peak Ranger District (PPRD) and their annual Christmas Tree cutting event. We patrol the forest roads in the designated cutting area, report road conditions, and extract "stuck" vehicles if someone asks for help. The designated area this year was north Divide, where Rule Ridge (357) was the east boundary, Spring Creek (CR 3) was the west boundary, and CO 78 (Painted Rocks Road) was the north boundary. For three consecutive weekends (November 28-29, December 5-6, and December 12-13) we had club volunteers patrolling these Forest Roads. I was present each day (except December 5) and drove almost every road in this area (I drove all for which Trails Offroad has published a guide, except the southern end of Grouse Road/354).
Trail Review: Mine Shaft - Tracy Barker

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