Packer Gulch Road

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3/5 (3 reviews)
Lake George, Colorado (Park County)
Last Updated: 08/07/2023
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Perched west of the Tarryall Reservoir, Packer Gulch Road delivers a high-altitude off-roading experience amidst the predominantly flat landscapes of the area. This secluded trail ascends near-alpine heights, nestled between two 11,000 feet peaks within the expansive Badger Mountain Trail Network. Although the dense trees seldom part to unveil grand vistas, drivers relish the engaging switchbacks and the thrill of driving to the highest vehicular point within the entire network. Beyond the trail's terminus lies a spacious campsite, an ideal base for a weekend filled with exploration and adventure in the surrounding region.


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3/5 (3)
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 05/21/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A nice trail with a few spots for camping. It is uneventful towards the beginning, but as you approach the Rocky section and the switchbacks, things get more interesting. The road narrows as you ascend. I came across six or so ATVs and SXS during my visit. There are some areas to pullover but if you have unfortunate timing, passing a group of side by sides on the narrow switchbacks, may require a little bit of maneuvering. There was no snow on the main trail.
Trail Review: Packer Gulch Road - Tim N.
Trail Review: Packer Gulch Road - Tim N.
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 04/15/2023
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Calvary 4-Wheelers Explored Packer Gulch and some of the surrounding trails, just south of Tarryall Reservoir, on Saturday April 15. Along for the trip were me in my lightly modified Wrangler Unlimited (LJ), my brother, Rich in his stock Ford Ranger, and Rich’s mother-in-law, Karen in her stock Wrangler (JK). We had a nice, partly cloudy day with lots of blue sky and only a few puffy clouds. The temperature was a little chilly in the upper 30s but not frigid. The lower part of the trail in the valley was clear and dry but as we started to climb into the trees, there were patches of snow across the trail here and there. The higher we climbed the more snow we encountered until it was completely covering the trail. About a half mile from the top, it became deep enough to turn us around, although I’m pretty sure a lifted rig on 35s with lockers could make all the way.
Trail Review: Packer Gulch Road - Bill Andrews
Trail Review: Packer Gulch Road - Bill Andrews
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 04/27/2021

I like this isolated trail and am looking forward to camping here. While there aren't many views from this high-altitude camping site, the lack of people makes up for it.

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