Echo Valley Road

Bailey, Colorado (Jefferson County)

Last Updated: 03/21/2021
3.5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Information
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.97 miles
Highest Elevation: 8031 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Bailey
Nearest Town w/ Services: Conifer
Official Road Name: 549
Management Agency: Pike National Forest
District: South Platte Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Echo Valley Road
Located in Pike National Forest on the outer edge of the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area is Echo Valley Road. This beautiful drive through thick Colorado pines is a great way to get away from the summer sun. The Buffalo Creek Recreation Area covers nearly 25 square miles of multi-use trails and camping. Most of these trails directly connect to the famous Colorado Trail (FS 1776) and locally, 50 miles of hiking and biking trails. If you want to spend some time in the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area but stay away from the masses, this trail will get you away from the main roads and off into the Colorado forest.

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Waypoints

1. Echo Valley Road - Trailhead on Redskin Road (0 mi)
The trailhead is on the north side of Redskin Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Bailey, Colorado

From the intersection of US Highway 285 North and Wellington Lake Road (County Road 68), travel south on Wellington Lake Road for 6.8 miles. Turn left onto Redskin Creek Road (this turns into Redskin Road) and follow for 1.9 miles to the trailhead.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (4)

Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
Offroaded on:
This trail is open, however, CAUTION. Colorado weather is unpredictable this time of year and there may be the occasional fresh snow fall or mud and melting snow. This trail is in an area of the state where snowfall levels have dropped for the season and the majority of the trails are dry, muddy and/or only have a small bit of snow on them. Again, please use caution if traveling on these trails until the dryer season.
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Impassable
Offroaded on:
This trail is at a high altitude within the state of Colorado and has no maintainence. As such, this trail should be considering impassable until spring.
Author: Official Crew
Social Media:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
Jen and I went back to this area to get some additional footage for a video while we mapped some more trails in the area. This trail combines with EOS Mill and Crossons to give a rather pretty drive through the forest. We'll be back here when we camp in the area next.
Author: Official Crew
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Status: Open
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We camped in the area for the 4th of July weekend and went out on this trail for the first time. It was very pretty and was much cooler than some of the burn area down south with no shade.

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Writer Information

JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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