Teller Divide

Walden, Colorado (Jackson County)

Last Updated: 06/26/2020
4 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Highlight: Teller Divide
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.


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1. Trailhead at Gould (0 mi)
Teller Divide begins in the small community of Gould, CO. The road is known by a couple different names: Jackson County Road 21 and US Forest Service Road 740.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Walden, Colorado

Travel east on Colorado Highway 14 for 21 miles until you reach the community of Gould, Colorado. Once in Gould, turn south onto Jackson County Road 21. County Road 21 becomes US Forest Service 740. Alternately, travel south on Colorado 125 from Walden 24.5 miles to Jackson County Road #21, turn west. County Road #21 is Teller Divide.



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Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg
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