Texas Creek BLM Road 6040

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4.2/5 (11 reviews)
Cotopaxi, Colorado (Fremont County)
Last Updated: 03/01/2024
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The longest, and arguably the most difficult and most scenic of the 4x4 roads in the Texas Creek OHV Area, BLM Road 6040 is the reason to visit this area. Over eight miles in length, this road traverses forest and meadow gaining nearly 3,000 feet in elevation. From the shoulder of Table Mountain, expansive views to the southwest feature the magnificent Sangre de Cristo mountains.

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Check out our Fremont County Road 27 (2.42 mi away) trail guide for an All-Access Preview!

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4.2/5 (11)
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35600
Temporary Closure
Visited: 02/29/2024

I observed a post on @riderampartrange (Instagram) that said Texas Creek is closed for bridge work; The Fremont County DOT is closing the bridge FRCO 308-TX CK located at County Road over the Arkansas River. This bridge will be closed indefinitely until State required repairs can be completed.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/06/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Much of the trail follows a riverbed with loose gravel and small rocks. As it goes up, the trail becomes rockier and steeper. There are off camber sections and the trail gets very narrow in sections. Switchbacks are tight and will require some precision turns for trucks. I would say this trail requires 4-lo and true 4wd at a minimum. Stock 4Runners should be able to do it with good line choice. Stock jeeps should be ok. Some exposure on some edges going up, so be cautious— I used my center locked diff to mitigate any slippage. Wasn’t that hard— didn’t even air down, although I probably should have. I was at 40psi. Just be careful and have the vehicle for it, wouldn’t wanna have to back down, as there’s not a lot of places to turn around in the steeps.
Trail Review: Texas Creek BLM Road 6040 - Kyle Berndt
Trail Review: Texas Creek BLM Road 6040 - Kyle Berndt
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 01/07/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Major pinstripes. Great views though
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Pretty fun area to check out if you live close. I think the ratings pretty accurate. Way points 5/6 is a Little rocky n steep but wide enough to pick specific lines if your in a stock truck. Nice views if you take it all the way back. Few narrow shelf like areas but they are relatively short and not that tight. You will definitely get some shrubbery love on this one but it wasn't ridiculous in the jeep. Lot of atv traffic & some interesting side roads off it to check out.
Trail Review: Texas Creek BLM Road 6040 - Mattnkc
Trail Review: Texas Creek BLM Road 6040 - Mattnkc
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Fun trail that climbs to some good views. Found camping at waypoint 8 spur. Trail is rocky and narrow in spots, saw dozens of quads, bikes and SxS but only saw one other truck the two days we were there and he decided to turn around pretty early on due to trail being narrow.
Trail Review: Texas Creek BLM Road 6040 - Lair

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