Box Road (aka China Wall - North)

Lake George, Colorado (Park County)

Last Updated: 06/15/2021
4.5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: 06/16 - 12/31
Length: 1.88 miles
Highest Elevation: 8688 feet
Duration: About 45 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Lake George
Nearest Town w/ Services: Lake George
Official Road Name: 204
Management Agency: United States Forest Service
District: South Park Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Box Road (aka China Wall - North)
With views of the Tarryall Mountains and access to Box Canyon's walking trail, Box Road is often run as a loop with China Wall Road. While its neighbor is more famous, the rock obstacle here is its own destination and requires both the capability and the will to deal with it. The trail is good for small and larger groups and has multiple places where vehicles can stage and meet. New and experienced drivers will appreciate the obstacles and scenery on this trail loop that is well-known along the Front Range of Colorado,

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead on County Road 77 (0 mi)
The trailhead is on the east side of County Road 77/Tarryall Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lake George, Colorado

From US 24 and County Road 77/Tarryall Road, follow 77 for 13 miles to the trailhead on the right.

Camping

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Trail Reviews (5)

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
This trail is now a loop 204FST is a new addition that loops this trail with 212, we came in from 212 and once you get up the hill from the gate take the trail to the left (204FST) this will take you to 204 before the Box canyon. Also at waypoint 5 there is a new rock obstacle to play on. both the loop and new obstacle have been approved by the FS.
Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
This trail was pretty, and not difficult for modified rigs. At the time I did this trail the weather was great, sunny and dry.
Author: Official Crew
Social Media:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Open for the season!
Author: Official Crew
Social Media:
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
Social Media:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
I love this trail compared to China Wall itself. While China Wall has all the obstacles, this one has all the dense forest and aspens near box canyon that make the fall leaves pretty. Meanwhile, the wife only has to get out once to walk down the obstacle at waypoint 4. :)

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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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