Columbine Road

5/5 (5 reviews)
Central City, Colorado (Gilpin County)
Last Updated: 11/10/2020
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Trail Information

Highlights

In 1859, John Gregory discovered gold in a gulch near what became Central City, Colorado and the gold rush was on. Within a few months, the population grew to 10,000 people seeking their fortunes. The area around Central City, Colorado became known as "The Richest Square Mile on Earth." During the late 1800s to early 1900s millions (perhaps billions) of dollar's worth of gold and silver were extracted from the hills of Gilpin County. Columbine Road is the most popular, eastern entry point into the Yankee Hill network that is littered with dozens of offroad trails. This offroad trail is also the most direct route to the Columbine Campground.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

5/5 (5 reviews)
Rory
1500
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/22/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Easy parking lot trail
Tyler
2700
Status: Open
Visited: 02/21/2022

Mud and snow. Easily passable. Just a connection.
Tyler
2700
Status: Open
Visited: 02/13/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Just a connector trail, has a parking lot for trailers on it.
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
81350
Status: Open
Visited: 11/10/2020

Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
81350
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 10/20/2020

Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612

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