Silver Creek Road

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4.8/5 (15 reviews)
Gould, Colorado (Jackson County)
Last Updated: 08/10/2023

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Water and water-crossings highlight Silver Creek Road, which travels from the base of Owl Mountain eastward toward the Continental Divide at the edge of the Never Summer Wilderness Area. The terrain is rugged, heavily forested, and wet, but the views of the peaks in the wilderness area make this trip a worthwhile adventure. Winter ends late and begins early in this part of the high country. The trail is often saturated from the late snow melt or the typical afternoon showers during the summer. Moose sightings are common in this part of the national forest.

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4.8/5 (16)
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/10/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Width and height issues in a stock 4Runner, fallen trees cut too close to trail making it hard to navigate without body damage, trees fallen diagonally across trail making height an issue as well. Bring a saw if you don’t want body damage and significant pinstriping. Water depth wasn’t an issue, maybe 2’ at most in some spots.
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 08/21/2023
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/03/2023

I ran the trail from start to finish without any trouble. There were several spots along the trail where the fallen trees were cut too close to the road's edge making the passage really tight. A full-size pickup would really struggle here. Bring a saw and a plan. The trail was really wet from the recent rain. The only other vehicles I ran across were side-by-sides and ATVs.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/02/2023

Blocked due to fallen trees after water crossing
Visited: 11/13/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Driveable at least to the campsite pin in the linked map as of Veteran's Day weekend. Probably could have gone further, but we found a nice campsite so we stopped there. I think they've had more snow since then, so it may no longer be passable.

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