Fremont County Road 27

4.3/5 (3 reviews)
Cotopaxi, Colorado (Fremont County)
Last Updated: 04/24/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Fremont County Road 27 is an easy 4x4 road which takes you deep into the Texas Creek OHV area. It traverses semi-arid terrain and gains elevation through Juniper and Ponderosa forests. Surrounded by rugged mountains and rock formations, CR27 is popular among several public lands user groups--4x4, motorcycle, ATV/UTV, hikers, bikers, and equestrians.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Fremont County Road 27 is a mixed surface road ranging from packed dirt to sandy gravel, to small (8" rocks). It is an out-and-back road that begins at Highway 50 and the Arkansas River, traveling north and gaining elevation, then downhill to Bull Gulch. CR27 includes no named obstacles but does have some washouts and ruts in the northern segment. CR27 is suitable for​ stock 4x4 vehicles and novice drivers.
There are lots of motorcycles and ATV/UTVs on this road.

Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (3 reviews)
Tracy Barker
Official Crew
28400
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 04/24/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Low traffic and big panoramic views! I drove this road on Sunday, April 24th with a group from Colorado Land Cruisers (Colorado Springs).
Trail Review: Fremont County Road 27 - Tracy Barker
Trail Review: Fremont County Road 27 - Tracy Barker
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Tracy Barker
Official Crew
28400
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/18/2020

Excellent touring road when the ATV season slows down; my visit on Sunday encountered few. I saw one ATV parked near the summit, and a group of five ATVs near Bull Gulch. On the return, I saw one Jeep parked at the summit. The road is in good condition.
Trail Review: Fremont County Road 27 - Tracy Barker
Trail Review: Fremont County Road 27 - Tracy Barker
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Tracy Barker
Official Crew
28400
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/21/2019

I visited Texas Creek OHV Area on 20-21 April with a small group from Colorado Land Cruisers (Colorado Springs). We found the roads in good condition and very little trash/litter in the area. We encountered a few motorcycles and ATV/UTVs, but traffic seemed very light for a spring weekend. CR 27 is a fun road to explore, the scenery seems to get better the deeper you go into the mountains. The area around Bull Gulch is very inviting for camping, hiking, and even some rock climbing/bouldering.
Trail Review: Fremont County Road 27 - Tracy Barker
Trail Review: Fremont County Road 27 - Tracy Barker
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