Two Brothers Road

Idaho Springs, Colorado (ClearCreek County)

Last Updated: 01/02/2019
3 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 2.3 miles
Highest Elevation: 9246 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Idaho Springs
Nearest Town w/ Services: Idaho Springs
Official Road Name: County Road 281
Management Agency: Clear Creek County
District: Clear Creek Ranger District
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Highlight: Two Brothers Road
Two Brothers Road is an easy offroad trail that connects the old mountain mining towns of Idaho Springs and Central City. If you are one that shys away from the highways and would rather take the dirt roads, this is a trail you need to consider. Take a trip through history and revisit the early 1900s structures that once made up the blossoming network of mines surrounding "The Richest Square Mile on Earth".



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1. Southern Trailhead (0 mi)
The southern trailhead starts just off of Virginia Canyon road.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 39.750233, -105.515720

Starting Point: Denver

Take I-70 to Idaho Springs exit, 240, and head north on 13th Ave for three blocks. Turn right (east) on Colorado Boulevard. Continue for .2 miles until the road comes to a split, stay left on Placer Street and follow the sign to Virginia Canyon Road. Follow Virgina Canyon Road a half mile. The trail starts here on your left as Virgina Canyon makes a hard uphill right turn.


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Trail Reviews (4)

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Pretty easy and short trail. The cool part is that it takes you out to part of Virginia Canyon Road (Oh My God Road), and you can explore a couple off shoots off of that. Continue down Virginia Canyon Road to Central City, or go out to the Parkway which will take you back to I70. The parkway is of course paved but really cool views.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
This road is great if you want to avoid Oh My God Road - it's a straight shot up or down the mountain with no frills and no views. I use it all the time for saving a few minutes of time when going between Central City and Idaho Springs.

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Very cool place. I could figure out how to get up to the old car.

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Dry, moderate washboard.

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Ryan Boudreau

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Hi, I'm Ryan! I am a Colorado native and I've been wheeling since I was 16 years old. I grew up with a relentless passion for all things Jeep and off road related, and that passion has never died out. I am a member of the Mile-Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 16 Sasquatch Jeepers and currently own an '06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (LJ) nicknamed "Minion". I am a huge supporter of Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly, and have participated and even been in charge of many trail restoration projects. I have been a trail leader several times for events such as All-4-Fun, ColoradoFest, Set Them Free, 14er Fest, and other. I am also the creator of the Unlimited LJ Adventure. My rig is built for extreme offroading, but I love to get my tires dirty on any kind of trail whether it's rock crawling or just scenic high Alpine drives. I've wheeled all over the country including Colorado, Utah, Kansas, the Carolinas, AZ, and California. I love a great adventure, and love even more to share those adventures with others. If you see the "minion" out on the trail, make sure to stop and say hello.
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