Borrow Pit

Lake George, Colorado (Park County)

Last Updated: 07/04/2022
5 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Wanna get away? Blue Mountain is a true hidden gem for camping and easy trails close to Colorado Springs. Unusual for Colorado, this area was not heavily mined during the gold and silver rushes. Instead, it was dominated by cattle ranching from the late 1800s through the middle of the 1900s. Burrow Pit hooks through the heart of a trail system that primarily provides access to some excellent, trailer-accessible, dispersed campsites open year-round.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead - Continue (0 mi)
Turn east off of CR 61 at a well-marked intersection.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lake George

From US-24 in Lake George, take CR-96 southwest towards 11-Mile Canyon. At 1.4 miles, bear left onto CR-61. (Google maps has this road labeled as CR 244. Google lies.) After an additional 2.2 miles, turn left onto FS 876B. This is the trailhead.

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Dispersed

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Trint Ladd

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Trint grew up riding dirt bikes in the creek beds of the Texas Panhandle. While attending college in Colorado in the late 1990's, he saw a magazine article about a Ford Explorer four-wheeling club. He never saw his Explorer as an adventure vehicle before, but quickly joined up and caught the bug. With his engineering background, Trint has always respected the factory design of a good truck (and recognized when manufacturers put cheap parts into something marketed for off road use). "A good driver, with a well built, stock truck can do trails that would break a $50k, built-up rig with an inexperienced driver." He put that 1st gen Explorer though hell and it always held up, earning great respect from the "big dawgs" in the club. (And earning the nickname, "The Idiot Stocker.") The truck was christened "BamBam" because of the frequent sounds ringing out from the factory skid plates. Now that Trint is "grown-up" (quotation marks intentional), he's a bit less inclined to dent up his 2011 Toyota Tacoma, but still feels the same way about superior engineering. The "Stocko Taco" wheeled for over 10 years with no mods other than trail armor. In 2021, it finally got a couple of inches of lift... and a new name: "Taco Supreme." Trint's love for the mountains was ingrained at a very early age. 8mm film exists of 18-month-old Trint in a backpack on his dad's back while riding dirt bikes through the mountains of Red River, NM. Although Trint does enjoy a good, tough, technical rock trail, he can often be found on easier, winding, Alpine roads just taking the glory of God's country.
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