Texas Creek BLM Road 6040

4.2/5 (9 reviews)
Cotopaxi, Colorado (Fremont County)
Last Updated: 04/24/2022
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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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Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (9 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 01/07/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Major pinstripes. Great views though
Status: Open
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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Lair
1300
Status: Open
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
Tracy Barker
Official Crew
28550
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/24/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Made the trip down to Texas Creek OHV Area with friends from Colorado Land Cruisers (Colorado Springs). Between WP2 and WP3 there are some narrow spots as that little canyon wash has weathered. Further uphill, at WP5 the road has been "braided" by SxS vehicles trying to avoid the rocks. Pity. Drive over the rocks, it's not difficult--a stock 4x4 in 4LO has no problem with good line selection.
Trail Review: Texas Creek BLM Road 6040 - Tracy Barker
Trail Review: Texas Creek BLM Road 6040 - Tracy Barker
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Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 05/30/2021

Stock JL Unlimited w/ 33" KO2s I aired down, and highly recommend doing so, as the trail is quite rocky during the main ascent to Table Mountain. One tricky obstacle/section right after a switchback that requires some tire placement, otherwise fairly straightforward though somewhat slow going. UTV traffic not too bad due to rainy weather, but expect that this can get fairly intense. Just ran 6040 to the top and back, took approximately 2 1/2 hours driving leisurely. We only got a peek at the Sangre's due to the weather, but expect views would be really great in clear weather. Moderate rating is appropriate.
Trail Review: Texas Creek BLM Road 6040 - Colin C
Trail Review: Texas Creek BLM Road 6040 - Colin C
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