Bald Mountain Lane - Arapaho National Forest

4.5/5 (13 reviews)
Central City, Colorado (Gilpin County)
Last Updated: 12/27/2020

Trail Information


Located in the hills just west of Central City, Bald Mountain Lane is one of the primary access points into the Yankee Hill network of 4x4 trails. Originally constructed as a supply road to the outlying mines in the area, it connects the county roads above Central City to the east end of Yankee Hill. In addition, Bald Mountain Lane passes the interesting and historical Bald Mountain Cemetery and is a beautiful drive through the forest.

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Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (13)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 01/28/2023

The trail currently has pretty deep snow. There are some tracks, but they are heavily snowed over in many spots. We had too carry a good amount of momentum through most of the trail to not get stuck (stock Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, brand-new Falken Wildpeaks at 28 psi). If you're prepared for the conditions, you're gonna have a fun snow-wheeling experience; otherwise, I'd stick to the better maintained tracks in the area during Winter.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy connector in Yankee Hill network. Some snow but nothing crazy.
Visited: 08/08/2021

Trail is open and I good shape. Pretty dry for the most part. This trail is great to get you ready for the ones ahead. Be prepared to share the road with.
Visited: 05/17/2021

Trail is open up to the top (no snow) but there is a *lot* of a water and water holes on the way up.
Official Crew
Visited: 12/27/2020

Based on reports from nearby trails, the trail is probably very difficult or impassible due to snow.

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