Nolan Creek

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3.2/5 (8 reviews)
Eagle, Colorado (Eagle County)
Last Updated: 11/22/2023
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Located in the White River National Forest, Nolan Creek is an easy off-road trail that offers great camping opportunities, with some excellent forest scenery, abundant serenity, and endless miles of hiking opportunities. This road passes by the historic town of Fulford, which is known as the least populated town in Colorado. This town once housed as many as 600 people in the early 1900s, but by 2010, it only had 2 full-time residents. Explore the surrounding wilderness, and maybe you will just so happen to find the lost mining treasures that so many men have sought to find over the years.


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3.2/5 (8)
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150350
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/23/2023

This trail is now under official seasonal closure to wheeled vehicles, beginning 11/23.
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Impassable
Visited: 10/29/2023

Recent snow storms have blanketed the trail creating dangerous driving conditions and rendering the trail impassable.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/23/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Did this and old fulford road and this part was nice. Connects to a lot of other trails and if you know where to get out and look there are old abandoned cabins and even an old CCC camp.
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Rated 2/5
Visited: 09/23/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Update: Evidently I did FR419 which is mentioned here but not the same trail. 419 is narrow and much harder than this trail but not notated on the maps. This is Old Fulford road and honestly, I didn't think this was as easy as everyone makes it out to seem. I went east to west and the first half is really easy but it becomes more washed out and rockier as you go and in a few sections you had to really pick the right line to not have your underbody beat up. The worst part though which was only due to water was the end near the yurts where you're on a straight away and it's muddy with DEEP ruts. I drive a Rubicon and high-centered once. The mud was deep and took 4 low to get out of one section. All in all not a fun trail, no views and nothing to see. Would not recommend.
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Rated 1/5
Visited: 07/02/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Maybe I was just in a bad mood or something but I strongly disliked this trail haha. It's easy, yes, but incredibly bumpy throughout the entirety and I was even aired down to 20psi since I was in this area for a couple of days. On the way up, there are no views whatsoever and even when you get to the top, you're still in the trees and can't see any of the mountains in the distance so there's zero reward for making it to the end. On the way down, there were views for a grand total of about 30 seconds. Long story short, I will not be back.

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