Owl Mountain

5/5 (7 reviews)
Walden, Colorado (Jackson County)
Last Updated: 06/15/2019
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Trail Information

Highlights

Owl Mountain is located to the south of Gould, Colorado, an area of the state famously known for its moose population. While traveling along in the area, keep an eye out for the giant creature as their population is abundant and this easy off-road trek to the top of Owl Mountain will offer the opportunity to see them. The view of the Michigan River Valley from the top is worthy of a photo. Don't forget your camera.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

This is a typical mountain road consisting of dirt and granite rock. There are moderate climbs and narrow spots through the trees. There are no obstacles along this route and a stock 4WD vehicle is well suited. The trail is heavily forested with dead trees and down-fall across the road throughout the year. It is recommended that you have gear with you for tree removal while travelling in the area.

Trail Reviews

5/5 (7 reviews)
Scott
2100
Status: Partially Open
Visited: 06/13/2022

Trail was blocked by numerous fallen trees near waypoint 3 (and my chainsaw was a hundred miles away, oops)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/24/2021

Great trail! Rocky, a little muddy, loose gravel climbs, majestic views...what more could you ask for? Had to clear a few trees along the way. Pretty obvious nobody had been that way for a while.
Trail Review: Owl Mountain - Jeffery Meyer
Trail Review: Owl Mountain - Jeffery Meyer
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/26/2020

Cleared a handful of fallen trees to make the trail passable for midsize 4x4s. Fun and scenic trail. Bog at WP 2 is dry. Ran early in the day to avoid as many UTV encounters as possible, although the few we did meet were very courteous.
Trail Review: Owl Mountain - Tanner Mitchell
Trail Review: Owl Mountain - Tanner Mitchell
Matt
5050
Status: Impassable
Visited: 07/14/2020

Ran Teller divide from 125 and soon after starting up Owl mountain road many trees have fallen and are blocking the trail early on. Didn’t spend any time trying to clear, hiked and then headed back out
Tim Palmer
Official Crew
38850
Status: Partially Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/15/2019

The lower half of the trail is passable without any difficulties. The water bog crossing at Waypoint 2 is deeper than normal because of this year’s late snow melt. Snow remain on the trail past Waypoint 4 and the trail is still impassable at Waypoints 5 and 6. Another few weeks of melting is necessary.

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