Teller Divide

4/5 (10 reviews)
Walden, Colorado (Jackson County)
Last Updated: 06/26/2020

Trail Information


Teller Divide, named for its proximity to the Colorado ghost town Teller City, meanders through the Routt National Forest on the western edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park. After crossing Calamity Pass, Teller Divide offers spectacular views of the Jack Creek basin and the Teller City valley. Heavy snow during the fall, winter and spring seasons allows for limited access to this part of the forest. Teller Divide is very popular with snowmobiles during the winter snow season. Other popular four-wheel drive out-and-back routes begin along Teller Divide and offer the only access to the edge of the Never Summer Wilderness.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4/5 (10 reviews)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A nice and relatively uncrowded trail in the Fort Collins vicinity. The section between waypoints 9 and 11 was a bit more rocky and narrow than I expected relative to other 2 rated trails I've done but the Tacoma easily handled it in 2wd. Only a few good spots for passing, luckily we ran into a couple of vehicles at exactly the right spot. Illinois River Road was a nice way to add on some miles and access additional dispersed campsites, it gets a little rocky past the trailhead to where it dead ends.
Visited: 04/09/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Road is completely impassable between way points 3 and 13. Only accessable to snow mobiles.
Visited: 06/12/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

I started at Jack Creek junction. The first uphill is loose but very manageable. Lots of trail bikes and side-by-side. There are campgrounds on the North end of the trail. Expect to encounter on coming traffice.
Rated 3/5
Visited: 05/06/2021

I ran this today in a stock AMG G55 with 35" tires. It's passable, but it's more difficult than a 2 at the moment due to snow, although now at least there are tracks.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/14/2020

Ran this from west to East and back west (Hwy 125) looking for wildlife. Saw a few moose so it was great. Easy trail and only saw a few campers close to the eastern trailhead. Great way to spend a few hours in the mountains!

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