Village Belle Road

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4/5 (3 reviews)
Walden, Colorado (Jackson County)
Last Updated: 07/26/2023
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The US Forest along the Colorado-Wyoming border has a rich history of logging and mining dating back more than a century. Evidence of these activities are still visible today along Village Belle Road. Although Village Belle Road ends near the US Continental Divide, visitors will remain in the densely treed forest without realizing they are near this significant geographical spot. An existing mine shaft, the Village Belle Mine, is located to the south approximately .5 miles past the trail's end waypoint. The mine is located along Medicine Bow Road and easily accessible. If a quiet off-road experience is what you're looking for, Village Belle Road can meet your expectations. This area of the forest is far enough away from the city hustle and bustle that it does not see many people and can be ideal for a quiet afternoon drive or a relaxing weekend camping get-away.

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4/5 (3)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/03/2023

Open and passable start to finish.
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 09/26/2020

The Mullen Fire near Fox Park, WY more than doubled in size today to over 80k acres. This prompted forest closures along the Colorado / Wyoming border.
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 10/19/2019

With all the Aspen trees along Village Belle Road, the fall time is a great time to visit for a relaxing country drive. Because I like exploring the old mining sites, this part of the national forest is intriguing. The road was in great shape and there were few other visitors to be found. The trail is not a destination trail, but the area surrounding is beautiful with the fall color.

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