Eagle-Thomasville Road

5/5 (6 reviews)
Meredith, Colorado (Pitkin County)
Last Updated: 05/27/2022

Trail Information


Passing through the White River National Forest, this dirt road winds its way from the tiny town of Thomasville and the Frying Pan, up to the top of Crooked Creek Pass and down the other side, past Sylvan Lake and into the town of Eagle. Drivers can expect to encounter large stands of aspens, a wide variety of pine trees, high mountain meadows, wildflowers, and majestic views of the Sawatch Mountain Range, Burnt Mountain, and William's Mountains. This off-road trail provides abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing, camping, fishing, and even boating at Sylvan Lake. This trail is also one of the major trails along section 4 of the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route (COBDR), which is a mostly off-road route across the entire state of Colorado from New Mexico to Wyoming. Whether traveling to see the lush wildflowers in the early summer or traveling to see the rich fall foliage at the start of fall, this trail will definitely leave an impression on you with its utter beauty.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

5/5 (6)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Very well maintained forest road with beautiful views. Just a nice, relaxing drive through the mountains. Ample camping options along much of the trail.
Official Crew
Partially Open
Visited: 05/27/2022

Road is still closed south of Sylvan State Park in the Sopris Ranger District.
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/20/2021

Road is currently closed due to the Sylvan Fire
Official Crew
Visited: 09/04/2020

I called the Forest Service this week and this road and the others in this area have reopened now that I-70 is back open.
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 08/13/2020

This road is temporarily closed on both ends due to overwhelming traffic caused by the closure of I70 between Glennwood Springs and Gypsum. This road should never be used by commercial vehicles, semis, trucks towing trailers, or any sedans with low clearance. This guide will be updated once the Grizzly Creek Fire has been controlled and they open this road up again to the public.

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