Lake County Road 6A is a nice, remote connecting road that follows Iowa Gulch to the Julia Fiske Mine. The forest is thick throughout the entire route, but there are a number of good Aspen viewing spots along the road.
1. County Road 6A Start - Stay Left / Southeast
Just west of the Lake County Landfill, 6A starts at a 3-way intersection underneath a large stretch of powerlines. Stay to the left here. A right turn will take you to the Lake County Public Shooting Range, the Motocross Park, and the County airport.
From the center of town, head south on Harrison Ave. As the road begins curving west, continue onto Silver Drive. After 0.2 miles turn left onto County Road 6. Continue for 0.5 miles and turn right onto County Road 6D and follow this for 0.9 miles. County Road 6D turns slightly right and becomes 6A.
The wife thought this trail was very "pretty". I thought it was just ok. It's a dirt road through the forest like stated. There are some cool views here and there and I don't doubt fall color viewing will be very good along this road.
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